And all this time, I thought tennis was supposed to be the classiest of sports.
Serena Williams dropped it like it was hot on Saturday, celebrating her first singles gold medal by performing an impromptu crip walk, a short dance move popularized by gang members in her hometown of Compton.
The move mostly passed by without incident because crip walk controversies date from the same era in which a bare bottom on "NYPD Blue" was considered risque. The dance was just a dance, a nice homage to Serena's hometown. But then someone overreacted and ginned up a phony controversy on this side of the Atlantic and now the very fabric of our culture is threatened because Serena chose to do a rhythmic shout-out.
Hey, it's great that Serena won a gold medal for the U.S.
I'm just not sure about the wisdom of turning each tennis match into an NFL touchdown celebration.
Hat tip: BadBlue.