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Houston Rockets Fire Photographer Who Posted Meme Mocking Biden & Harris

A long time photographer of the Houston Rockets Bill Baptist posted a meme on his Facebook page. It led to his firing after 30 years of working for the organization.

The meme read, “Joe and the Hoe.”

former WNBA player Sheryl Swoopes, called out Baptist on the “disrespectful”  Facebook post, added Wednesday, saying, “he needs to go.” She added:

“So this guy works for the NBA but covers the Houston Rockets. Has been around for a while. Even worked for the Houston Comets. It’s amazing how people will smile in your face but eventually their true colors will show. @NBA and Houston Rockets he needs to GO!!! So disrespectful. Bill Baptiste shame on you!!”

Bill issued a public statement apologizing for posting the meme:

“I deeply regret posting on my Facebook page a phrase that I saw and copied from others as a sample of some people’s reactions to Biden’s selection of Senator Harris as his choice for VP,” Baptist said. “The phrase I posted does not reflect my personal views at all.”

“I should not have been so insensitive to post the statements by others,” he added. “I sincerely apologize to all of those who have rightfully been offended and I have taken the post down from my FB page. It was a horrible mistake on my part.”

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