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Strike: NBA cancels three playoff games after
players boycott over Jacob Blake shooting

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 8/27/2020 4:28:48 AM

I can’t remember a wildcat strike ever happening by a pro sports team, let alone an entire league, let alone during the playoffs. My guess is that it’ll alienate more people than it’ll win over, but alienation never lasts very long in sports. A million fans will vow today that they’ll never watch the NBA again and most will be back next week, or at least for the Finals. And everyone who isn’t will be back next season. The Milwaukee Bucks violated the collective bargaining agreement with the league when they decided to protest by not playing today’s game against the Orlando Magic.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DogFacedPonySoldier 8/27/2020 4:34:48 AM (No. 522150)
Does anyone really care?
106 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: BarryNo 8/27/2020 5:05:50 AM (No. 522158)
No play, no pay, boys.
74 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: hoosierblue 8/27/2020 5:42:08 AM (No. 522168)
They are going to have to all white players if this keeps up.
60 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: franq 8/27/2020 5:58:51 AM (No. 522173)
I wasn't aware the NBA was even playing.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: ARKfamily 8/27/2020 6:01:43 AM (No. 522174)
What is sad about this whole situation is the upside down thinking that is going on. It is sad that Jacob Blake is in the situation he is but he created it. Take a look at his history or anyone who has a "rap sheet" and I will make my point. The minute someone decides to do something bad, irresponsible, criminally against another person, it sets in motion situations where there is a person offended and an offender. Rather than taking responsibility for one's own actions, we now have lawyers and defense teams litigating their wrong actions. Offenders are now given leniency to the dismay of the victim and police officers. Police officers usually have to deal with the mess that comes after with repeat criminal behavior and victims possibly have to live in fear because they don't know what will happen next. Throw in years of influence that police officers are bad and now we have toxic environments. Police officers are dealing with this mess day in and day out and also have no idea what a person may do. They have to second guess situations and it is not an easy job. Of course, you will have every liberal celebrity, sports figure, politician etc. say differently. It is truly sad.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Turninggrey 8/27/2020 6:27:05 AM (No. 522185)
Do these pampered ball players really think they matter? The lowest ranking 18 year old boot fresh out of basic training means more to America than any of these tattooed overpaid dribblers.
120 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: ho72 8/27/2020 6:31:05 AM (No. 522191)
They protest by playing a different game than the one they get paid for. My GAS* meter is reading zero. *Give A Sh....
53 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: Doc1 8/27/2020 6:31:18 AM (No. 522192)
Who cares. I stopped watching the NFL and NBA when they refused to stand for the national anthem. An I'm a big sports fan.
75 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: MSUDoc 8/27/2020 6:32:16 AM (No. 522193)
No one was watching anyway. This is a combination of pure racist ignorance of privileged NBA players, and pathetic management and sports media trying to bring attention to the fact that the NBA is actually playing right now. They are all pathetic. And it ain’t gonna work. The NBA was already unwatchable. Going woke is already making them broke. And making a statement (errrr....”boycott” haha) in order to defend a violent felon who threatened police officers is not likely to make them look any better in the eyes of the public. I choose hockey. Or nothing.
69 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 8/27/2020 6:32:17 AM (No. 522194)
No surprise, this is what thugball players do.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 8/27/2020 6:32:39 AM (No. 522195)
Good. The truth is the NBA and NFL are dead. People have moved on.
77 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 8/27/2020 6:34:55 AM (No. 522197)
Yawn. OVER it.
41 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: Mad Dog 8/27/2020 6:36:20 AM (No. 522200)
"Got a quarter? Call someone who cares!" ~ Travis Tritt
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rather Read 8/27/2020 7:03:39 AM (No. 522215)
I lost interest in the NBA years ago. I liked it during the Dream Team era, but since then.....no. I haven't watched in years and these jabronies are not changing my mind about watching it again.
32 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 8/27/2020 7:04:09 AM (No. 522216)
Turns out that there was in fact a gun in Jason Blake's car so the shooting was probably justified by both the video and the facts. Not that the facts ever mattered to wannabe looters and rioters. So a lot of very well paid players have just given up lots of money to support a would be cop killer. Both the NBA and the NFL are going to see their game destroyed by the likes of these idiots. Let it die and bring it back as a new game. One in which players actually play ball instead of politics and let the current crop move to Beijing. We will not miss them.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: skacmar 8/27/2020 7:12:37 AM (No. 522219)
A bunch of millionaire prima donna thugs wanting people to think they're important. If they really want to make a difference for the black community and any racial issues, they should clean up their own act, stop acting like street thugs and set a good example for young black men and women. Stop bad mouthing law enforcement.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: skacmar 8/27/2020 7:18:59 AM (No. 522222)
The NBA, WNBA, pro soccer, tennis, some pro football all striking. We lived without sports for months due to Corona virus and all lived. We can all survive with these sports again. Would they really be missed if they never came back? Doubt it.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Strike3 8/27/2020 7:33:18 AM (No. 522237)
Au Contraire, the boycotts are real this time. This isn't some silly insult by a coach or an egotistical player, it is the entire racist league disrespecting our laws and our flag and the thousands of veterans who fought for it while the overrated stars were playing a stupid game with a ball. Why don't these priviliged black players take some of these young punks under their wings like the players of old once did and advise them not to become criminals, do what the cops tell them during an arrest and get themselves educated.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: 10chuckarnold65 8/27/2020 7:55:23 AM (No. 522264)
LOL, imagine that, NBA snowflakes running off to their safe places. What a bunch of babies.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Bur Oak 8/27/2020 7:55:32 AM (No. 522265)
The mostly uneducated basketball players are going to have a difficult time finding a paying job after their short-lived basketball career is over. Something they evidently haven't considered.
27 people like this.

Reply 21 - Posted by: MickTurn 8/27/2020 8:02:12 AM (No. 522277)
What is thing called basket ball? I keep hearing it...does that mean the players of this kids game put balls in a basket and sell them like peaches? I just don't get it! /S
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Reply 22 - Posted by: coldborezero 8/27/2020 8:05:19 AM (No. 522281)
Negra thugs playing children’s games. It is meaningless. Only an idle fool would squander his time on this.
16 people like this.

Reply 23 - Posted by: Slartibartfast 8/27/2020 8:09:37 AM (No. 522286)
Big whoop! I do not care if they ever play again. Strike for the rest of the season, destroy the building your playing your games in, set an example for the youts of America! S/off
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/27/2020 8:12:00 AM (No. 522290)
Hey! If we strike do we still get paid??
12 people like this.

Reply 25 - Posted by: Laotzu 8/27/2020 8:39:36 AM (No. 522340)
Please don't throw me in the briar patch . . . .
7 people like this.

Reply 26 - Posted by: gop_guys 8/27/2020 8:54:48 AM (No. 522358)
Talk about killing goose that laid golden eggs. Yes, to the dunce hats. Simple solution; don’t fight the police and go for your weapon. Police have a right to return home to their wife and kids. #remembercannonhinnant
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Reply 27 - Posted by: AltaD 8/27/2020 8:58:13 AM (No. 522365)
Maybe their goal is to end this already truncated season. They're sick of the NBA "bubble" and know the winning team will always have an asterisk by their name in the record books. So rather than being seen as the whining quitters that they are, they plan to go out as 'SJW warriors'.
6 people like this.

Reply 28 - Posted by: bigfatslob 8/27/2020 9:08:15 AM (No. 522376)
I didn't know they were playing much less playoffs. I thought the African warlord, Lebron James, just stood around and espoused hating white people all day long. This will give them more time to stay home and beat their wives or girlfriends wait that's the NFL wrong insignificant sport. Oh well I don't watch the NBA, NFL or MLB and NASCAR sports bars can now be 'take a knee BLM bars' for all I care.
10 people like this.

Reply 29 - Posted by: seamusm 8/27/2020 9:09:02 AM (No. 522378)
Lazy-ass millionaire puppets. No, I won't be back even if LeBrat is playing. Who thought a strike was a good idea?
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 8/27/2020 9:10:07 AM (No. 522381)
I don't, and I can't emphasise this enough, care one iota.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: moebellini3 8/27/2020 9:13:12 AM (No. 522384)
A bunch of fools. A bunch of racist hypocrites. How many times do these idiots have make fools out of their fans before the fans realize that they've been had. These guys are paid millions off of your dime so they can go out and call you a racist. Let'em all go out and get a real job......Got it..
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Reply 32 - Posted by: VAPMAN 8/27/2020 9:22:12 AM (No. 522394)
Hey LeBron, go burn down some buildings.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: moebellini3 8/27/2020 9:28:49 AM (No. 522403)
Cancel all NBA games. Who needs these hypocrites. They play a freakin game, who freakin cares. How many dunks and three point shots can a person watch. They're all the same. Its why I stopped watching the game years ago. That and the fact that the players are nothing more than spoiled racists and hypocrites. Fact is, you assault the police and only bad things can happen.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 8/27/2020 9:58:12 AM (No. 522462)
Sounds like good news to me. no games = no fans = no big salaries = no platform for their opinions
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Maggie2u 8/27/2020 10:00:08 AM (No. 522466)
Yeah, but not playing a few games because a BLACK man shoots point-blank in the head, murdering a 5yr. old little white boy, doesn't warrant the same respect.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: vhs68 8/27/2020 10:19:01 AM (No. 522497)
Actually, the players just wanted a night off so they could watch the Republican convention....................
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Reply 37 - Posted by: MDConservative 8/27/2020 10:23:00 AM (No. 522509)
This is merely the beginning of the end of a beautiful relationship with fans. Of that million who swear off, at least 10 percent will mean it. The rest will watch their interest simply wane. The players have sucked the "fun" out of it. And "fun" is the glue that keeps spectators interested.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: cor-vet 8/27/2020 10:29:24 AM (No. 522516)
These idiots, along with the movie 'stars' and hollywood elites, still haven't learned how non-essential and totally irrelevant they are.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 8/27/2020 10:41:30 AM (No. 522540)
It wasn't just the NBA. MLB had to get into it as well. LA Dodgers v SF was "postponed" in "support" of the criminal who was shot in Wisconsin. In the meantime, murder of black people goes on in the Democrat controlled cities unopposed and not one f'n peep. Killing children is fine with these people. But don't shoot criminals who are non-compliant and possibly reaching for a weapon or in open possession of a weapon while resisting.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: DVC 8/27/2020 10:42:19 AM (No. 522543)
Let's hope that they never play another game, EVER. Overpaid 'hood thugs with a nasty attitude.
9 people like this.

Reply 41 - Posted by: lakerman1 8/27/2020 10:48:36 AM (No. 522556)
I recall reading that some of the revenue from playoff games goes into the player pension fund. If I am correct, those college drop outs, or in the case of Lebron, no college at all, really are stupid.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Zigrid 8/27/2020 10:55:59 AM (No. 522566)
Oh give it a rest NBA... you've lost most of US anyway.. so have your tantrum and when you finally wake up and no one pays your salaries... perhaps your will regret your anti American gesture... perhaps the chinese market will buy your shirts and gym shoes... I'm done.... my grandsons will not get gifts from Grannie that supports your kneeling and fawning....
9 people like this.

Reply 43 - Posted by: NotaBene 8/27/2020 10:57:46 AM (No. 522568)
LeBron and NBA tall Black Men missed the message about standing for the American Anthem and Flag from Fort McHenry last night. Love America or go play in you beloved Communist China.
10 people like this.

Reply 44 - Posted by: GoodDeal 8/27/2020 11:00:22 AM (No. 522573)
The circus clowns think they are somehow important. I would rather watch reruns of Pawn Stars and Storage Wars.
6 people like this.

Reply 45 - Posted by: MMC 8/27/2020 11:07:45 AM (No. 522588)
the cross country team and golf teams in high school are going to have more fans than ever- just because all sorts are cancelled but a few outdoor non contact sports.. people enjoy cheering a team on to victory... The NBA and all the millionaires the USA created and allowed- regardless of color, gender, ethnicity- have realized ‘get woke,go broke’
6 people like this.

Reply 46 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 8/27/2020 12:46:42 PM (No. 522694)
So what?
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Reply 47 - Posted by: JimBob 8/27/2020 12:47:57 PM (No. 522699)
Guess what, 'Sports Heroes'! You are NOT Heroes! You are Paid Performance Cast Members of an Entertainment company. Remember that. You are Entertainers, nothing more. YOU are NOT essential, or even important. So go 'boycott' your own source of income. No-One cares! Remember what they used to say in the old Charlie Chan moves: "No Tickee, No Washee!" Keep it up, and you will be totin' Roofing Shingles in the hot sun for a living. America does not even need you for Picking Cotton. We have machines for that now.... they do it Better, Faster and Cheaper, and No Complaints!
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Reply 48 - Posted by: rochow 8/27/2020 1:16:01 PM (No. 522747)
Did anyone see these big boys open their mouth when a 5 year old white boy was shot point blank by a black 25 year old man??? Or did anyone see/hear them open their mouth when brown hands held the arms back of a baby and another brown man was kneeling on his neck??? What a surprise, no one heard a word out of these cowards!!
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Reply 49 - Posted by: subal 8/27/2020 1:33:39 PM (No. 522777)
Go back to the ghetto! No one really gives a sh() about you or your game!. Pro athletes lost it when they refused to recognize the National Anthem!
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Reply 50 - Posted by: MickTurn 8/27/2020 3:25:16 PM (No. 522925)
STRIKE THREE, YOU'RE OUT! WHO really cares what these whining game players do...
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Reply 51 - Posted by: Are You Serious 8/27/2020 4:47:38 PM (No. 523028)
This would be a real tragedy except for the fact that I just do not give a damn about the rich blacks who are victims of systemic racism.
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Reply 52 - Posted by: udanja99 8/27/2020 6:30:08 PM (No. 523141)
Here’s a novel idea. Instead of walking off the court in protest, how about you go into your black communities and tell young men and teenaged boys not to be criminals. Tell them to cooperate if stopped by police and warn them that, if they choose to resist arrest, whatever happens to them after that is their fault.
0 people like this.

Reply 53 - Posted by: Right Time 8/27/2020 7:34:41 PM (No. 523207)
They used to have a FORFEIT RULE, still on the books. Enforce it.
0 people like this.

Reply 54 - Posted by: geoguy 8/27/2020 7:45:26 PM (No. 523218)
When their big contracts are drastically cut due to lack of fan interest/willing to spend big bucks, they'll dance to a different tune.
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Reply 55 - Posted by: clayusmcret 8/27/2020 9:11:07 PM (No. 523271)
Who cares? Honestly, who cares. Pro sports is dead until professional athletes show up again and replace these social justice crybabies.
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Reply 56 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 8/28/2020 12:59:59 AM (No. 523345)
Oh pleeze. You get paid more than a brain surgeon to play with a ball. Leave your personal views to your personal time. This sounds like extortion. Play ball or go home and find a real job. We are over it.
0 people like this.

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Joe Biden ridiculed President Donald Trump for some of the attacks he's made about the Democrat, while making the case he's the president who can bring people together, the opposite of Trump, who Biden said was 'poisoning our very democracy.' 'You know me, you know my heart, you know my story, my family story - ask yourself, do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters? Really?' Biden said from Mill 19, a converted steel mill, on a Monday trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pushing back on team Trump's assertion that Biden's a leftist in cahoots with the most destructive protesters.
Skyrocketing demolition costs for
riot-damaged Minneapolis, St.. Paul
properties delay rebuilding
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Posted by Ribicon 8/31/2020 12:20:19 PM Post Reply
One day after rioters destroyed the Sports Dome retail complex in St. Paul, a construction crew hired by the city knocked the building down because it was dangerously unstable. Then the city presented the property owners with a $140,000 bill for what it would cost to haul away the debris. “We were really upset about that,” said property owner Jay Kim, whose insurance policy covers a maximum of $25,000 in demolition costs. “We thought that was high. But we didn’t know how much demolition would cost at the time.” Like dozens of other investors whose properties were severely damaged in the May riots,
‘This Is Really Bad’ — Social Media Weighs
in After Biden’s Very Bad Day in Pittsburgh
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Posted by Imright 9/1/2020 11:56:13 AM Post Reply
Joe Biden is in the Catch-22 of his political career, folks. If he stays in his basement, he faces the legitimate question of whether he’s fit — both physically and mentally — to assume the duties of the presidency. If he hits the campaign trail, he runs the risk of… Pittsburgh.The latter occurred on Monday, and it wasn’t a pretty sight. At all. Put another way, Joe had a very bad day in Pittsburgh. A really bad day.As my RedState colleague Nick Arama reported, Biden gave a speech in Pittsburgh on Monday that went far beyond simple gaffes and pregnant pauses. A performance that left little doubt.
When NBA, MLB And NHL Players
Picked Jacob Blake To Be Their
Saint, They Chose Poorly
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Posted by RockyTCB 8/31/2020 7:03:14 AM Post Reply
The officer who shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has been tried and convicted by Democrats, the media, and truth-be-damned activists before the case is resolved. It’s a mirror image of the Michael Brown shooting (the officer was cleared) in Ferguson, Missouri, and the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd (the officer has yet to go to trial). The difference is this time, pro athletes, pampered and well-paid, joined the mob. They should be ashamed of their behavior. They quit on the employers who pay their soaring salaries, and estranged themselves from their fans, who provide the dollars the owners
Biden to address racial tensions on Monday 27 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 8/31/2020 4:01:18 AM Post Reply
I have to admit, I came close to titling this, “Guess where Joe Biden will not go on Monday?” to play off Karen’s piece on Trump’s Kenosha visit but decided to pass. Humor is not really my forte if I’m honest, so it makes more sense to go with a different lede. Joe Biden is going to address racial tensions on Monday, but the talk won’t originate from Wisconsin. POLITICO reports Biden’s decision to skip Wisconsin is because of Trump’s visit (emphasis mine).Two sources with knowledge of the former vice president’s travel discussions say that while Biden is expected to travel, he will steer clear
Jeb Bush Consultants Working to Help
Joe Biden, Kamala Harris Win Florida
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Posted by Imright 8/31/2020 9:57:27 PM Post Reply
Former consultants for failed Republican presidential primary candidate Jeb Bush are now working with a “Never Trump”-associated group to help Democrat Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris win the swing state of Florida.The group “Republican Voters Against Trump,” funded by Never Trump’s Bill Kristol, Sarah Longwell, and Tim Miller, is spearheading an initiative to flip Florida blue this election cycle. The group has tapped former Bush consultants Mike Murphy and David Hill to help elect Biden.The Miami Herald reports: A group of Republicans who want to rid their party of President Donald Trump is making a hefty investment to turn Florida blue.
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