Race still can rock the vote

Even though Steve Nash was deserving of an MVP award, that doesn't mean his race wasn't a factor. Just look at the Heisman Trophy voting.

Updated: May 13, 2005, 12:07 PM ET
By Jason Whitlock | Special to Page 2

Dan Le Batard's column in the Miami Herald won't go away. And former NBA player and current TNT analyst Rex Chapman fanned its flames even further the other night.

Late in the fourth quarter of San Antonio's victory over Seattle, Chapman and co-commentator John Thompson debated the merits of Le Batard's contention that race might have played a role in Steve Nash winning the NBA MVP award over Shaq.

Chapman, a white former NBA player who considers Nash one of his closest friends, ...

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