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Tuesday, October 06, 2020

The NBA waves the white flag

They haven't learned anything. But they desperately want the beatings to stop.
Rachel Nichols: The NBA has certainly been the most visible billion-dollar organization championing social justice and civil rights. As you noted in your press conference the other day, though, that has not been universally popular. How committed are you to being that going forward?

Adam Silver: We’re completely committed to standing for social justice and racial equality and that’s been the case going back decades. It’s part of the DNA of this league. How it gets manifested is something we’re gonna have to sit down with the players and discuss for next season. I would say, in terms of the messages you see on the court and our jerseys, this was an extraordinary moment in time when we began these discussions with the players and what we all lived through this summer. My sense is there’ll be somewhat a return to normalcy, that those messages will largely be left to be delivered off the floor. And I understand those people who are saying ‘I’m on your side, but I want to watch a basketball game.’
Translation: "We still hate you and want to destroy your nation, your culture, and your faith. But we'll stop rubbing that hatred in your face, for the time being, if you'll just come back." And the sports fans whispered, "no".

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69 Comments:

Blogger tublecane October 06, 2020 7:07 PM  

“not been universally popular”

How many slaves died hand-digging that monumental understatement out of the rocky ground?

Blogger Chris Lopes October 06, 2020 7:07 PM  

Cause enough economic pain and you will get their attention.

Blogger Joe Mama October 06, 2020 7:14 PM  

LOLGFY

Blogger Brian Dean October 06, 2020 7:19 PM  

"Adam Silver: We’re completely committed to standing for social justice and racial equality and that’s been the case going back decades. "

Really, then why are so many basketball stars black? Why not hire more white or Asian basketball players?

Blogger Hammerli 280 October 06, 2020 7:25 PM  

No. Hell, NO. And those bassetball courts...convert them into dojos, fencing salles, and indoor shooting ranges. Wholesome, manful sports.

Blogger Doom October 06, 2020 7:25 PM  

Whispered? Hmm, I almost like the ring of that. Still, it isn't whispered. No one will notice. Or care. Shouting with indifference is more like it?

Blogger Warunicorn October 06, 2020 7:28 PM  

Watching them burn alive is delicious. Please don't stop.

Blogger Ska_Boss October 06, 2020 7:33 PM  

F for basketball, S for monkeydunk

Blogger Jack Amok October 06, 2020 7:34 PM  

You want the fans back?

Require every player to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, apologize for their previous support of BLM, and shout "We Love Trump!" before every game.

Still might not work, but hey, worth a try, right?

Blogger Daniel October 06, 2020 7:36 PM  

"DNA"

Interesting choice of metaphors.

Blogger Geir Balderson October 06, 2020 7:41 PM  

" My sense is there’ll be somewhat a return to normalcy, "

Nope, isn't going to happen! Why would any patriotic American want to subsidize an infantile athlete's million dollar lifestyle? I have better things to do with my money.

Go away NBA.

Blogger Newscaper312 October 06, 2020 7:41 PM  

"What we all lived thru this summer" re Floyd etc.
What cringey white ally BS.

Blogger The Masked Menace October 06, 2020 7:54 PM  

Hey, I'll come back once the begin to play the Palestinian National Anthem before each game and wear the names of women, children, and young men murdered by the IDF on their uniforms.

It shouldn't be a big since they're all concerned about social justice and whatnot. And remember... Palestinian Lives Matter (PLM)!

Blogger MATT October 06, 2020 7:56 PM  

Perhaps we'll see a large amount of NBA and NFL players going into MMA and strongman. Now THAT I'd watch.

Blogger cecilhenry October 06, 2020 7:59 PM  


"People are saying 'I'm on your side' "......

Well NO, we are not on your side, quite the opposite.

If you want me to come back, you'll have to make and become an explicitly pro-White league. Not just pro-'American'-- when America pretty much means anyone but White people.


Now is THAT something you could ever do??

Yeah.... that answer says it all.



(Also, raise the damn rim to 11 feet. Its not an accomplishment to jump 12 inches and be able to dunk while falling over-- the game has deteriorated so drastically it pathetic. But I digress-- the last game I watched for more than 2 minutes was over 15 years ago)

Blogger Grooveware October 06, 2020 8:04 PM  

As you stated before vox, it's going to be real struggle for these SJWs to attract their old audiences back.

Blogger sammibandit October 06, 2020 8:07 PM  

Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey closed shop when spectators got sick of inhumane treatment. And so NBA and leagues like NHL (always limited in the US market) and NFL fall from favor as well.

Hey NBA, don't hate the player, hate the game.

Blogger MidnightSun October 06, 2020 8:12 PM  

Blacks have been proxy warriors for the left (Adam Silver et al)since the Civil Rights act if not the Civil War itself. Adam Silver is the epitome of the enemy who uses oppressed groups of people to subvert then overtake nations through the 'conquer and divide' tactic that has become modus operandi for his ilk going back centuries.

Blogger Worlds Edge October 06, 2020 8:12 PM  

My sense is there’ll be somewhat a return to normalcy, that those messages will largely be left to be delivered off the floor.

The interviewer should have asked what steps the Chemo Patient Commissioner will take to ensure this. Fines? Suspensions? Terminations? We all know the correct answer is "nothing," but it would have been nice to watch him squirm.

Blogger Teleport me off this rock October 06, 2020 8:19 PM  

What cringey white ally BS.

There hasn't been a white guy in a leadership position in the NBA for decades.

They've been a bit slow in pivoting from "social justice" to the boomer-beloved "civil rights", but it looks like it's on now. When your plan goes to smash, don't give in to despair, just change the labeling!

Blogger Eternity Matters October 06, 2020 8:24 PM  

So glad to see their ratings tank! I've been a die-hard Lakers fan since 1975 but won't even turn on the game tonight.

Blogger Tanjil Bren October 06, 2020 8:27 PM  

"And the sports fans whispered, "no"."

I do hope you're right.

They deserve to be burned to the ground.

Blogger Damelon Brinn October 06, 2020 8:36 PM  

"My sense is there’ll be somewhat a return to normalcy"

Don't count on it, jack. The players barked and you flinched. Why would they take orders from you now? Because they want the league to stay healthy to pay their enormous salaries? Nah, that would require that they can consider years into the future.

Blogger Balkan Yankee October 06, 2020 8:39 PM  

"My sense is there’ll be somewhat [of] a return to normalcy."

Hmmm. My sense is that there's been somewhat of a collapse in the NBA's ratings.

Blogger SB71 October 06, 2020 8:48 PM  

The NBA blows. It took no effort to shut it out completely.

I thought giving up the NFL, Eagles games in particular, might be tougher. For whatever reason, it hasn't been a stuggle. I don't miss it.

Barring a public apology to the fans by the commissioner, owners and players, I'm not watching, going or even silently rooting again.

Blogger Sargent.matrim October 06, 2020 8:52 PM  

Sport leagues pushing equality is like church pushing atheism. We genuinely live in Bizarro world. Everything is upside down.

Blogger Unknown October 06, 2020 8:53 PM  

Boomer Down:
https://www.tmz.com/2020/10/06/eddie-van-halen-dead-dies-cancer-65/



Adam Silver: We’re completely committed to standing for social justice
...
also Adam Silver: We're China's bitch and don't give one single shit about social justice if it involves calling yellow people to account for their off the charts racism.


6. Doom October 06, 2020 7:25 PM
Whispered? Hmm, I almost like the ring of that. Still, it isn't whispered.



calm down, he's quoting Rorschach's threat to smooth brained smooth talker liberals and intellectuals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF8zxctevXc

Blogger Heath D October 06, 2020 8:53 PM  

Funny how SJW’s hate SJ.

Blogger tdcommenter October 06, 2020 8:54 PM  

Can't wait to see their reaction to the reduced salaries once the lower attendances & TV ratings are factored in.

Blogger Cinco October 06, 2020 8:56 PM  

Hah, I know right! Ask the MLB how that strike worked out for them...

Blogger White Knight Leo #0368 October 06, 2020 8:56 PM  

They'll get some people back with this, but I don't believe for a second they'll stick with the less-politics direction. They can't. Forget being able to accept people whose politics differ, they can't accept people who don't find politics entertaining.

Blogger Pseudotsuga October 06, 2020 8:58 PM  

Hammerli 280---
Fencing has gone full diversey too. Lots of gushing over a Muslim woman olympian, as well as extensive outreach to jogging fencers.

Blogger Ward's Wanderings October 06, 2020 9:07 PM  

Stopped watching the NFL in 2016. Just cancelled our NBA season tickets for 2021 after 12 years. God and Country first. Disrespect our country, flag, law enforcement and military and I’ll vote with my feet. Goodbye “professional” sports - forever!!

Blogger Doktor Jeep October 06, 2020 9:12 PM  

People think the 1990s were the last idyllic time. That's a deception. It was just hidden. Same people running things now were running things then.
Everybody was drinking the same koolaid.
These are far better times. There's no hiding it, and they decloaked from their own rage.

Blogger kurt9 October 06, 2020 9:22 PM  

I didn't even know the NBA had resumed until I read it here about a month ago. That's how far out of it I am with professional sports.

Blogger Meng Greenleaf October 06, 2020 9:24 PM  

The Day the NBA Died

In and among the mists of rage the darkest of the clouds ripped asunder.
The strongest of the sins screamed out in pain, but melted away with ease - evaporating instantly.
"What?"
"Why?"
Blindingly bright rays beamed thought the breach warming the Earth for the first time in a generation.
And the people?
They NEVER ever ever returned to watch bl*ck-ball, ever again.

The End

(well, not actually, they went on to fight in the second civil war, but that's a story for another time :)

Blogger Reader October 06, 2020 9:26 PM  

The unending revelations of systemic corruption, the plots, schemes, and machinations to control every facet of our lives, the takeover of every institution to the point that they are zombies intent on destruction - none of this can just be put aside and forgotten. The new normal is an awareness that the system is irreparably broken, that it is all fake garbage, that they hate us and everything we value - that they are evil.

Reject them and everything they have to offer. There is nothing to go back to, there is only going forward toward the good, the beautiful, and the true - even if it means starting from scratch. Every decent American will choose to take the road less grabbled because the alternative is becoming increasingly and rapidly a Satanic hell.

Adam Silver can shove a basketball straight up his ass.

Blogger tuberman October 06, 2020 9:46 PM  

@11

"Go away NBA." Best verbal meme for our time.

Blogger tdcommenter October 06, 2020 9:51 PM  

As seen on twitter:
Mini-AOC
"The NBA finally achieved equality. They have the same ratings as the WNBA."
10:28 AM · Oct 6, 2020

The burn!

Blogger Oswald October 06, 2020 9:54 PM  

25: 1-2-1

Blogger scimitar October 06, 2020 10:04 PM  

^^^^^^LOL ^^^^^

Blogger liberranter October 06, 2020 10:13 PM  

Can't wait to see their reaction to the reduced salaries once the lower attendances & TV ratings are factored in.

That's when the teams go to the state,local, and federal governments screaming for subsidies. Just watch.

Blogger Doom October 06, 2020 10:34 PM  

furor kek tonicus ( silly brunette, bleach kills brain cells ) wrote:Boomer Down:

https://www.tmz.com/2020/10/06/eddie-van-halen-dead-dies-cancer-65/

Adam Silver: We’re completely committed to standing for social justice

...

also Adam Silver: We're China's bitch and don't give one single shit about social justice if it involves calling yellow people to account for their off the charts racism.

6. Doom October 06, 2020 7:25 PM

Whispered? Hmm, I almost like the ring of that. Still, it isn't whispered.


calm down, he's quoting Rorschach's threat to smooth brained smooth talker liberals and intellectuals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF8zxctevXc


Now I do feel bad. I should have known that one. I can be dense though. Am? Yeah, am. Thanks for the bone.

Anonymous Anonymous October 06, 2020 10:37 PM  

The power trip real Americans are on now is better than watching the Promethean's pets perform a sports game. I have a feeling that's never coming back; you don't know what you have until it's gone.

Blogger Colonel Blimp October 06, 2020 11:39 PM  

Adam "Silver"....white ally lolol

Blogger Colonel Blimp October 06, 2020 11:47 PM  

Giving up a sport is far easier that giving up smoking and akin to any other mild vice that you set your mind to quitting.

Think about it. You essentially "give up" on football or basketball in the offseason for months until preseason comes back awakening that mild diversion in your mind again. All it takes is a few weeks of not tuning in and you will not notice it. This is what the NFL is most afraid of and what the NBA has ignored for too long until terminal.

This is why premier league etc are so popular. The season is 10 months long and then a major tourney for countries in the summer never gets you off of it.
Frankly the 7 months lull in the NFL combined with frequent tune out attempts will result in disaster not so much now, but several years down the road.

Blogger Colonel Blimp October 06, 2020 11:48 PM  

Van Halen was a genius and Im barely 40

Blogger Colonel Blimp October 06, 2020 11:50 PM  

I find it fascinating you went in that order...and so nany years apart. The NBA was literally unwatchable by 2003 and hadn't been good since the last good days of Stockton, Malone, Jordan, etc.

Blogger Colonel Blimp October 06, 2020 11:52 PM  

I was in the 90s. Nationally, politically, and in the media they weren't great either. The only difference is you could still find your slice of heaven and make a life out of it in good ole usa. Now there is nowhere to go that the infestation doesn't reach to force you to bake that cake.

Blogger Major Styles October 07, 2020 12:03 AM  

"People think the 1990s were the last idyllic time. That's a deception. It was just hidden."

I can remember watching the NBA playoffs in the mid-nineties with some black guys in my college dorm. They all despised (and I mean hated) the Utah Jazz. Even then, I subconsciously knew that it was racial - the Jazz were good and had a lot of white players. That was my first bitter taste with the NBA, and that initial reaction has only been deepened with more experience and observation. Nowadys, it's irrelevant since there are virtually no more white players and the anti-white animus is baked into the cake.

Blogger John Rockwell October 07, 2020 12:54 AM  

Doktor Jeep wrote:People think the 1990s were the last idyllic time. That's a deception. It was just hidden. Same people running things now were running things then.

Everybody was drinking the same koolaid.

These are far better times. There's no hiding it, and they decloaked from their own rage.


I'd say the 1980's are better times. Lots of creativity and culture was at its peak then.

Blogger Karen took the Kids October 07, 2020 3:56 AM  

Level 5 convergence. You love to see it.

Blogger Unknown October 07, 2020 4:38 AM  

Conservatives of days past would assume this is some kind of victory, that they'd made their point and start going back to games. Hopefully we've wised up to the fact that commies don't make deals to last. They betray deals as soon as they think they're able.

Blogger Bezzle October 07, 2020 5:05 AM  

@5. Hammerli 280 October 06, 2020 7:25 PM
No. Hell, NO. And those bassetball courts...convert them into dojos, fencing salles, and indoor shooting ranges. Wholesome, manful sports.

Football and baseball are the only true American team sports, however wussified and prima donna-laden they may have become after free-agency after free-agency. All the others are Brownian motion. Even, and especially, basketball, which was invented here.

Blogger Mirko i Slavko October 07, 2020 5:58 AM  

Adam Silver-stein

Blogger Skylark Thibedeau October 07, 2020 6:56 AM  

I remember when being a Celtics can was considered to be racist cause Bird, McNale, and Ainge were white.

Blogger Jandolin October 07, 2020 6:58 AM  

"The NBA has certainly been the most visible billion-dollar organization championing social justice and civil rights."
The lying journalists should not be allowed to get away with lies about the goals of BLM. The goal of BLM is bully the justice system to go easy on black criminals, to allow black criminals to get away with crimes.

LeBron James silence on the attempted murder of two Los Angeles police officers proved he was in sympathy with the BLM goal of allowing black criminals to get away with murder.

Blogger Canada78Bear October 07, 2020 7:50 AM  

At best this is just their pride of being right and not willing to accept a mistake.
The players understand mistakes but they fear their paycheck so they comply and don't see their future paychecks going away anyways with viewership.
Entertaining.

Blogger tdcommenter October 07, 2020 8:01 AM  

@22 You can do your part by mocking people who do watch it.

@42 That's a great point. Assuming that people don't want the NBA to get bailed out, they can prep the battle space by spreading the word and memes. At the city level, make it a wedge between the greedy, melanin-challenged Billionaires refusing to pay the players. Plus the municipalities have been crushed by the lockdown and Burn-Loot-Murder riots. At the state & national level, there are plenty of red areas that already know about the welfare doled out to these teams & are resistant to bailing out more million & billionaires at their expense.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan October 07, 2020 8:05 AM  

NBA and its inflated worth will dribble on a little bit longer than most think. If their powers to be highlight some of the "racist" and "anti-semitic" sentiment directed towards the NBA the Woke corporate FedBux will still roll in for a while.

I'm kind of disappointed myself in the direction I was hoping the NBA would keep the New Racial Theory machine in full view.

Blogger Damelon Brinn October 07, 2020 8:41 AM  

Conservatives of days past would assume this is some kind of victory, that they'd made their point and start going back to games.

True. What's interesting this time, at least among people I know, is that they didn't quit watching to make a point. They don't talk about how they're not watching unless someone else brings it up. They just soured on it and stopped. Plus, the lockdowns broke the habit and made people find other things to do.

Sunday night I was in a bar that has three TVs. A year ago at least two would have been tuned to sports, one on the NFL game. This time one was on the Simpsons, one was 60 Minutes and other drivel of that sort, and one was turned off. No one cared. I did see one guy watching a game on his phone, but I guess he didn't want to ask the bartender to turn it on. I just looked up the ratings, and they were still down, which is why I haven't heard anyone talk about ratings since week one.

Blogger DonReynolds October 07, 2020 10:07 AM  

Surely, WE have all heard this before...

"Gimmie your money, Cracker."

The players are going to continue to insist on anti-white and anti-American messaging, but YOU are told to sit down, shut up, and pay for it.

The equality pitch is the one that gives me the most amusement. The rich and famous professional sports players and coaches, and their uber-rich owners, are the very antithesis of equality, nor are they saying they want equality. They are champions in a competitive world and they expect recognition of their supremacy. By no means do they see themselves as the equal of their fans.

How dare the fans withhold their usual money stream when they have been told this is about Social Justice and racial equality, which is almost the opposite of the world of professional sports. So, it is a joke....right? Now laugh and fork over those bongo bucks, before we get mad. You forget yourself sometimes.

Blogger Happy Camper October 07, 2020 11:16 AM  

"Adam Silver: We’re completely committed to standing for social justice and racial equality and that’s been the case going back decades. "


Horsefeathers.

Why are all the players black?

Where are all the white guys at?

I'm tired of it.

They're only 14% of the population, but demand constant, ever widening representation in everything.

The worse dancer in the American Ballet Company is Misty Copeland: promoted b/c of her color.

She's a terrible, clunky, she-boon of a dancer, but the SJWs eat it up.


Ballet is supposed to be European, yet we can't cry cultural appropriation, without being called bigots.

Oh I've seen them promoting fat ballerinas too.

I'm so tired of it, and I lean leftish.

I'm sick and tired of the intolerant, racist left!



Blogger drsmith48167 October 07, 2020 1:35 PM  

Think it is safe to say most of this that frequent this site knew where this was going when NBA first announced this. Not just the NBA; all pro sports in the USA are down in. watching, revenue, pick a metric -‘it is down across all of them.
Lack of in person attendance hurts some, yet most I’m sure (I’d ACCURATE polling could ever be done) would be to to ever increasing politics involved - and it is politics, nothing else. However since they can’t even admit their messaging is political and not anything else, they can’t get out of their own way.
Put it another way - i’d rather pay for Fox Tennis Channel plus and watch basically minor league play over in Europe and Asia than any pro sports over here...no such messaging exists there, just the normal sponsees & ads. Very refreshing - as long as it lasts....

Blogger Ahuehuete October 07, 2020 2:11 PM  

"Sport leagues pushing equality is like church pushing atheism."

There are "churches" that push atheism, or at least unbelief. They're easy to recognize: they're full of empty pews.

Blogger eclecticme October 07, 2020 9:00 PM  

Give NBA vibrants a choice: shut up and dribble at a salary of X or be SJWs at a salary of X/2.

Blogger tdcommenter October 07, 2020 9:33 PM  

@63 After the black ballerina has the place, it establishes the precedent that it's a "black spot". It will only change once the deck reshuffles and puts a LGBT+ or another non-white group on top.

The Washington Football Team is being criticized for benching Dwayne Haskins:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkcxktPKG6Y

Blogger Damelon Brinn October 08, 2020 8:49 AM  

The Washington Football Team is being criticized for benching Dwayne Haskins:

I'm sure they really really wish Kyle Allen were black. It wouldn't keep the Haskins fans from bitching, but it would protect them from the, "Well, you know the coaches wanted 'their' guy in all along [wink wink]."

Haskins appears to fit almost every stereotype of the black athlete. He struggled to learn the offense, or was too lazy to do the work. He has the delusional confidence that comes from being told you're a little king all your life, so he spent the off-season taking selfies with stars like Antonio Brown instead of working out with his teammates or working on his terrible footwork. He has a facile excuse for everything that goes wrong, and gets defensive when a reporter tries to drill down on something. And now his agent is using the same bravado. Problem is, he's not LeBron. He's not even Kaepernick. There's no reason for any team to put up with it.

The owner drafted him #15 over the wishes of all his personnel people because he had a big arm and was a local boy who went to the same high school as his son. Yes, that really happened. And now people are going back and looking at his college tape and saying, "Wait, all he did was dump off short passes to future NFL WRs who took them for amazing yards-after-catch." They all could have seen that before, but they were blinded by the quest for the next Great Black QB.

Blogger Jack Morrow October 08, 2020 10:35 PM  

For the NBA to wave a white flag would be a welcome change from the anti-white flag they've been waving.

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