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An NBA so woke it cancels itself

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Posted By: PageTurner, 8/27/2020 10:45:03 AM

Deciding to go Colin Kaepernick one better, the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks players decided to cancel their playoff game to protest the Kenosha, Wisconsin police shooting of Jacob Blake, a career criminal with a warrant out for 3rd degree sexual assault, who was resisting arrest. That act triggered racial grievance riots, along with lootings, destruction, and a likely permanent decline for Kenosha, as usually happens in riot-torn cities. But the NBA didn't want to leave it alone and let justice take its course. Someone in the locker room of the Bucks suggested a game strike, and then the rest of them, lemmings-like, jumped onboard. The act was

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Fool's errand, the audience is already leaving.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man 8/27/2020 10:51:39 AM (No. 522558)
Is China funding these rioters (BLM/Antifa)? NBA sure seems to be on China's side, as well as the rioters.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: lazlototh 8/27/2020 10:52:34 AM (No. 522560)
I didn't know the playoffs were happening til I found out they're canceled.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: mobyclik 8/27/2020 10:54:25 AM (No. 522562)
It's beyond me why anyone would even care.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 8/27/2020 10:55:30 AM (No. 522565)
The NBA is apparently very popular in China, maybe more fans than in the USA, so I suggest the NBA end all their games in the crummy, racist old USA and move the whole show over to Beijing. Permanently. I know that I won't miss them at all.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Italiano 8/27/2020 11:02:05 AM (No. 522574)
Woke rhymes with joke.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Jane E 8/27/2020 11:02:32 AM (No. 522576)
Their paychecks should be cancelled.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: lgplgp 8/27/2020 11:09:23 AM (No. 522592)
Maybe the NBA teams, if they want to stay solvent, need to start hiring more ethnically diverse players who actually understand their job on the court is entertaining their audience, not trying to politically "correct" them.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 8/27/2020 11:10:32 AM (No. 522593)
Oooohhhhh, what if the NBA cancels all the games forever??? That'll show us!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: jinx 8/27/2020 11:14:55 AM (No. 522600)
Stupid!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bad-hair 8/27/2020 11:20:39 AM (No. 522602)
Fact is that the NBA players couldn't GAS. They've got theirs in the bank. Who probably is concerned are the college players thrashing around trying to MAKE the big payday. Likewise the double and triple a baseball teams. Sorry guys you got so close but the big bucks just aren't there anymore. Better pay attention in your calculus class.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Calico Al 8/27/2020 11:32:46 AM (No. 522615)
Maybe their knees hurt.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: davew 8/27/2020 11:33:32 AM (No. 522617)
There is an emerging political and economic nexus that is forming between the NBA, Disney, ESPN, and the CCP of China. They all seem to be on the same page to undermine the prospects for young black athletes by cancelling professional and college sports for the foreseeable future to drive anger and foment violence in minority communities. Historians will have to sort this out but its an interesting indirect way to trigger class war and revolution.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: janjan 8/27/2020 11:39:12 AM (No. 522626)
Pampered overpaid athletes lamenting their victimhood is not a good look, especially while business owners are sifting through the remains of their smoldering businesses. They are vastly overestimating their importance. The American people have far more important things to worry about right now.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Philipsonh 8/27/2020 11:39:53 AM (No. 522627)
Fire those that will not play. Bring in new blood. They must be 85% White to bring diversity to the league. Equality is the name of the day.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: aasilver 8/27/2020 11:51:44 AM (No. 522636)
Until the NBA and NFL desegregate the teams and allow white players on the teams, I will continue to boycott the NBA and NFL.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Ditto1958 8/27/2020 11:59:07 AM (No. 522648)
I’ve been waiting 49 years. The Milwaukee Bucks won their first and only championship in 1971. This year was supposed to be the year for them. I won’t be watching or listening. Sports is supposed to be entertainment, something to give is respite from all the problems and stressors we face in our lives. I don’t want to see politics when a game comes on. NBA, MLB, NFL... you have lost me as a fan. I’m sure millions of others are making the same decision.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Highvoltage 8/27/2020 12:09:16 PM (No. 522656)
After all these NBA and NFL players are nothing more than entertainers much like the Hollywood bunch who want to be the country's moral compass but only have money and no brains. Maybe this is a good year to give up watching these losers and enjoy life without them. Do they really need more money anyway?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Polecat49 8/27/2020 12:13:51 PM (No. 522659)
Well, well, well, milwaukee bucks, You guys love and worship china, BUT have nothing but HATE for the AMERICAN PEOPLE. May so-called professional sports CEASE to exist and all of you AMERICAN HATERS go to Hades.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Starboard_side 8/27/2020 12:28:51 PM (No. 522678)
It would seem this could be considered a wildcat strike since they are all union members. The players canceling the playoffs might be considered breach of contract too.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: bigfatslob 8/27/2020 12:37:38 PM (No. 522690)
When the African warlord, Lebron James, speaks you listen. I cancelled the NBA decades ago.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: bad-hair 8/27/2020 12:49:54 PM (No. 522701)
Watching ... and even texting and twitting, are so passive. I have my piano, my saxophone and a set of beaten drums to occupy my (retired ) day. I play better than I did last week. Do you watch better ? This is called life and it's not on a screen.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: dwa 8/27/2020 12:51:40 PM (No. 522705)
Personally I think it is great that these "woke" and "virtue signaling" organizations are minimizing themselves by kneeling to the anarchist groups roiling the streets. In doing so, the ones who will be hurt the most if income is not as great as it was before will be the very blacks they purport to want to help. My hope is that the NFL, MLB, NBA and all the other woke businesses see significant losses in their future. I know I for one will not support any of them in the future. They are kneeling to Marxism and deserve so support or respect from real Americans.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: mc squared 8/27/2020 1:11:46 PM (No. 522739)
We need police We need hospitals We need farmers No one needs the NBA
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Laotzu 8/27/2020 1:12:38 PM (No. 522741)
Everybody is missing the obvious point: The NBA is boycotting itself because the police showed up to a domestic violence call. The NBA does not want the women they abuse to have the protection of the law.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Smart11344 8/27/2020 1:15:03 PM (No. 522746)
I am sick to death of the word "WOKE". Is this a term some moron made up?
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Reply 26 - Posted by: rytwng 8/27/2020 1:26:01 PM (No. 522763)
Isn't that a forfeit?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: SALady 8/27/2020 1:57:55 PM (No. 522814)
The NBA is not bringing in any revenue. It's a net loss every time they play. So by canceling the games they don't have to pay to air condition the buildings, for the salaries of vendors and ticket agents and security, they don't have to buy hot dogs that are going to spoil because nobody is there to eat them, etc, etc. They might as well change their name to the RTWL (Racist Thug Woke League). These players are killing the goose that laid the golden egg. When the NBA goes bankrupt, they will all either end up in prison or working as maintenance men at Wal-Mart -- since all they are qualified to do is dribble a ball and toss it in a hoop. Not much demand for that outside of the RTWL!!!!
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Reply 28 - Posted by: DVC 8/27/2020 2:26:33 PM (No. 522865)
#16, hard to be entertained when they are spitting in your face and on your flag.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 8/27/2020 2:45:04 PM (No. 522885)
God, I look so forward to watching LeBron holding up a 7-11 on a cop TV show in ten years or so.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Goose 8/28/2020 5:48:50 AM (No. 523403)
Never go full full Kaepernick. (HT to Tropic Thunder)
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