Bun B has seemingly been a well-liked mainstay in the Houston music scene, as well as the pro sports scene, for many years now. However, he might be on the outs from those good graces, with a new petition looking to ban him from all sports games in the Texas city.
The petition in question has been curated by Dontralle Brown Reed, a Houston resident, who is calling for the UGK rapper to not be granted entry to any professional sporting event for the city's teams, citing the negative effect it has had on the city's chances of winning a championship in any regard.
"We have lost players, prime time games and shots at championships every time he’s involved from appearances to his songs," the petition states. "The fans are growing tired and this has been going on the past five years. He only comes around when we are winning, so its only right to ban him from the teams. He is a bandwagon for his image." Bun B, who originally hails from Port Arthur, Texas, has long been a fixture for the Houston Astros baseball team in particular, even going so far as to record the track "Crush City" when the team made the playoffs back in 2015.
Even though the petition, as of this writing, hasn't reached its desired signature total, Reed seems confident that he'll find enough support to then send the document out to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and Houston Astros owner Jim Crane. None of those men have commented publicly about the notion that Bun B has adversely affected their team's ability to win games and produce a winning culture for Houston sports in general.
Though the NFL and NBA seasons don't begin in earnest for the Texans or Rockets anytime this month, it would seem that the doom and gloom outlook is a little misguided when it comes to the Astros. Though only 3-7 in their last 10 games, the club holds a 12 game lead in their division and look poised to be the American League's top seed come the postseason. As for their performance in October, let's hope Bun B doesn't jinx anything...