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This is exactly what the American people were asking for – further intertwining of sports and politics. Boy, does the NBA know what people want or what!?
Check this out, via ESPN:
The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are planning to paint “Black Lives Matter” on the court inside both sidelines in all three arenas the league will use at the Walt Disney World Resort when it resumes the 2019-20 season late next month in Orlando, Florida, league sources told ESPN.
The WNBA is also discussing painting “Black Lives Matter” on the court when it begins its abbreviated 2020 season at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, sources said.
REACTIONS (from both sides):
Non diversified @nba courts will now have painted
"Black Lives Matter"
You'd have to be nuts to support the NBA and their multi multi multi millionaire petulant vociferators.
Shut up and dribble.
— Director Dean (@PrinzPlaymates) June 30, 2020
all these white racist mad af…….. We dont care though … Black lives matter…. We Run this league….. The most popular man in all sports is black …. we run this shit yall be the man dogging black but want to watch the sport we dominate.
— jasmine king (@jasmine14883767) June 29, 2020
If black lives matter so much why do they only matter when a white police officer kills a black person? What about the black on black crime?? Over 90% of black people who are getting killed are getting killed by other black people, mainly young black men.
— Greg (@Gregtzs) June 28, 2020
It’d be cool to see the NBA put “Black Lives Matter” on the back of the jersey like they did in England for soccer pic.twitter.com/h1x0A8zkoJ
— Adam (@AdamKaroumia) June 24, 2020
Sayin that black lives matter is cool. But yall goin out yall way to support the slogans and the logos and all that shit of the blm organization which is a marxist organization funded by ppl with political agendas
— LeRondell Jaxon (@LerondellJaxon) June 27, 2020
@NBA set to start season on July 31. We must boycott every game and every team until they loudly and very publicly disavow black lives matter then proclaim all lives matter, and until then #BoycottNBA
— Common Law (@CommonL11580614) June 27, 2020
NBA legend Charles Barkley leans right on a number of issues. When it comes to defunding the police, a movement that seems to be gaining steam in the liberal ethos, Barkley isn’t a fan.
Barkley, the avuncular former NBA star with the terrible golf swing, is weighing in on the “defund the police” movement now sweeping the most “progressive” (read: regressive) cities in the county.
And he’s not a fan.
Chuck said, “We need the cops, most of the cops do a fantastic job, but instead of defunding and all this other stuff, let’s just do police reform. Everybody should be on board for that whether you’re a Democrat, Republican, conservative or liberal.”
He added, “This is not black or white, this is just about humanity. To see a grown man die before our eyes. If you’re not upset by that if you’re white, Jewish, Chinese, anything, there is something wrong with you.”
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