I guess it had to happen. The merchants of racial grievance have showed up in the National Basketball Association, a league dominated by African-Americans. They're suggesting that the diminutive Steve Nash won this year's Most Valuable Player award over the gargantuan mega-star Shaquille O'Neal at least partly because Nash is white and O'Neal is black. Charges of racism in this case are laughable. O'Neal makes $25 million a year plus endorsements, and his face is all over NBA marketing. O'Neal is so great a player that he could win the award every year. Nash, a fine player, had a breakout year and surprisingly helped turn a poor team into one that had a great season. While I disagree with the vote, there's no racism here. People love the underdog. As Wilt Chamberlain (the giant of his day) once said, "Nobody loves Goliath."