Kane, on how he's perceived: "I think a good portion of it is because I'm black and I'm not afraid to say that."
And now it's out there. Safe to say it's going to be a little more difficult to keep race at arm's length going forward.
It's not surprising that Kane came right out and said it. Frankly, I felt he was strongly suggesting it when he shaved "YMCMB" -- meaning "Young Money Cash Money Billionaires, a reference to Li'l Wayne's hip hop crew -- into his hair late last month. I'm no mind-reader, but that seemed, to me, like the Vancouver-born forward flaunting his blackness to a local media and fanbase he felt was made uncomfortable by it.