Warriors rookie Eric Paschall said he was the target of racial discrimination Wednesday night. The 23-year-old tweeted that "I just had a white lady in the apartment building I live in telI me that I don't live here!"
Paschall didn't specify where the incident occurred. The New York native told Bleacher Report's Howard Beck over two weeks ago that he was headed back to the Bay Area to train at the Warriors' facilities for the offseason. Paschall can be seen riding an exercise bike at the Warriors facility in a video the Warriors posted on their Twitter account on Sunday.
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He did move into an apartment complex just a few blocks from Chase Center after the Warriors picked him in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft. Paschall even commented last December how embraced he feels from people in the Bay Area.
"One thing I definitely like about it is the weather -- it's not too cold," Paschall said to radio play-by-play man Tim Roye. "I've realized everybody is a lot nicer out here. Everybody says hello. I remember in my apartment building, people were just like, 'How was your day?'
"I'm like whoa. This is weird for me, especially (being) from the East Coast because everybody is so uptight. But it's really cool. I like the Bay a lot in terms of the atmosphere."
The reality is, Paschall's experience Wednesday night is a disturbing one that happens all across the country. There is no excuse, and it needs to stop.
Warriors' Eric Paschall says he was racially profiled at apartment originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area