Skip to comments.Limbaugh on NBA fight: "This is the hip-hop culture on parade"
Posted on 11/27/2004 8:54:40 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
Nationally syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh said that a November 19 brawl that broke out during a National Basketball Association (NBA) game was "hip-hop culture on parade." Limbaugh asserted that the fight -- which involved Indiana Pacers team members and Detroit Pistons team members and fans -- was "gang behavior on parade minus the guns," and that NBA uniforms are "now in gang colors. They are in gang styles." In making the comments, Limbaugh conceded that his remarks were likely to be "tagged as racist." Limbaugh also appeared to compare the brawl to the unrest in Fallujah, Iraq, suggesting that Detroit be renamed "New Fallujah, Michigan."
Limbaugh delivered his remarks on the same day that he touted his receipt of the Winston Churchill Statesmanship Award from the conservative Claremont Institute. Previous award recipients include former President Ronald Reagan, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and National Review founder William F. Buckley Jr. San Diego Chargers owner Alex G. Spanos, who presented Limbaugh with the award, noted that it is given to "those who look up to the sky for the noble principles of justice, right and liberty."
From the November 22 edition of The Rush Limbaugh Show:
And that comes right out of the hip-hop culture, and it's not just that. You look at NBA players and the uniforms, you don't have to go back very far. The uniforms have changed totally. They're now in gang colors. They are in gang styles.
But there's a reason this is happening. I'm not saying it's nothing to be concerned about. There's a reason. But I don't think anybody ought to be surprised, folks. I really don't think anybody ought to be surprised. This is the hip-hop culture on parade. This is gang behavior on parade minus the guns. That's the culture that the NBA has become. So if anybody will be honest with you about it in the NBA, and a very few will have the courage to, because saying what I just said is going to be tagged as racist, but I, my friends, am fearless when it comes to this because the truth will out, and that's what's happening here, and part and parcel of this gang culture, this hip-hop culture, is: "I'm not going to tolerate being dissed. I'm not going to be disrespected," and "disrespected" is now so broad that it includes somebody looking at you the wrong way.
CALLER: This is not a new thing with the Piston fans.
LIMBAUGH: I know. That's why I say call it "New Fallujah, Michigan."
Rush might want to apply this to the NFL as well.
Well put Rush!!!
It is why I stopped being a basketball fan over ten years ago -- the game is no longer respectable.
As a fan, I'm not going to tolerate being dissed, either. So I've turned off the NBA for good. ;)
And college football, at least here in Florida. Bowden has had his share of gangstas and felons at FSU.
And baseball isn't that far behind.
Hit da ball ... get da check.
Many of these players have nothing to be respected for.
When the federal government became obsessed about "Midnight Basketball" under the Clinton Administration, it insured that the game was on its way to being ghetto-ized. NBA and NFL games have become "Thug-Ball".
The NBA doesn't play what I call basketball. Ten steps a dribble and no passing or plays. Just showboat moves and they act like every basket is a home-run with a dance.
I like high school and college basketball. I'd say high school is the best. The kids play hard and do it while having fun. Go to your local school games and the heck with the NBA.
How many of our children look to these thugs for role modeling?
Wait. Miami far outshadows FSU in that department in look and style. Bad first choice for Florida.
Somehow, the subject of midnight baseball came up with a neighbor one day last week. She is from here in Arizona and I am from upstate NY.
She had no idea what I was talking about and had never even heard of such a thing.
I tried to explain to her what it was like driving on my way home late at night, past a large project and seeing 100 young inner city kids playing basketball on a lighted court at 12 am was like...it was creepy.
Sponsored by some mobile phone outfit whose trademark line is "Where You At?"
The NBA doesn't play what I call basketball.
Yes, I think the modern day basketball game should go like this...give both sides 100 points, play for 5 minutes to determine the winner. It's over.
Yup. That's all they do. To them, the only media in the entire nation are Fox News and radio talk shows.
I wonder how much longer Soros will fund them, now that Kerry's lost.
Make no mistake. I am not defending the current NBA, they pretty much lost me in the early nineties, when it became clear the regular season meant nothing other than who gets seeded where in the playoffs, and players whose teams were down by thirty points put on chest-thumping celebrations after a dunk.
I am much of your opinion, Palming the ball seems to be normal, Double dribbling, walking even pushing and shoving are ignored, especially when its done by the higher priced players.
Don't get me wrong...athletic activity is very important for everyone. Team sports can teach kids important vitally lessons, if only the dumba** parent would sit down, shut up and quit trying to relive their past "glory" through their kid's Pop Warner game. The problem is We the Increasingly Stupid American Sheeple have placed waaaaaaaay too much importance on entertainment...movies, music, sports, etc...and don't give a rat's patoot about things that do matter...like our wide open borders, the coming war with China, the country's steady march to the Left, etc.
Sorry 'bout the rant...I just argued this last night with a co-worker and am still pretty raw about it.
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