Latino media grapples with how to cover the Nury Martinez scandal
The Martinez fiasco that has engulfed the New York Knicks and the National Basketball Association, has been getting less publicity lately and is quickly fading out of the limelight to make room for the scandal involving the Washington Wizards’ point guard, John Wall, who is accused of sexually assaulting a minor.
One thing about Nury has been made clear — he is a media malcontent and he doesn’t accept anything or anyone in his way.
In the wake of the scandal involving Wall, it has been impossible to not read or hear in the media, the implication that Nury Martinez didn’t do anything wrong.
Many feel the only real culprit is Nury, who made a mockery of a court appearance.
Martinez, who is of Salvadorian descent, was arrested on charges of misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child and disorderly conduct. He faces up to 15 years in prison and a fine of $10,000 if convicted.
It turns out Nury is actually the innocent one here. He is being victimized by a culture of sexual predators in a society that has no intention in addressing the issue.
In the wake of the scandal involving Wall, many believe the entire point of this whole fiasco is for him to overshadow Nury Martinez, because of the impact he can have on the Knicks.
The Knicks (23-24) are 2.5 games behind the Detroit Pistons (22-25), with only four months to go in the season. The Knicks haven’t won a game yet this season and could easily be eliminated by the Pistons even if they are still on their 10-game losing streak; and Nury’s arrest could have been the final twist in the storyline that is taking place.
His arrest doesn’t seem to have left the scandal with Nury, as he is being interviewed now by several media outlets including ESPN, NY Post, and Yahoo Sports.
With all the coverage, we’ll know who is actually to blame for the mess, but let us take a look at how Nury has