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  • Levin: Some questions for LeBron James

    07/05/2020 2:13:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    Mark Levin Facebook ^ | JULY 5, 2020· | Mark Levin
    MARK LEVIN·SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2020· Some questions for LeBron James: 1. What exactly is your definition of "systemic racism" and in what systems does it exist? Everywhere? The NBA? In the neighborhoods where you own multi-million dollar estates? 2. Why don't you live in communities you claim to care about, rather than presumably systemically racist communities? 3. Why didn't or don't you send you children to public schools in communities you claim to care about? 4. You say there is voting oppression and suppression taking place in the country. Exactly which voting locations are you talking about, have you informed...
  • NBA players won’t have these social messages on their jerseys

    07/02/2020 6:40:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 2, 2020 | Phil Mushnick
    “Free the Slaves in Nigeria and the Congo” would be good. Both African countries still enslave blacks, but the BLM movement and its affiliates aren’t interested. They’re working on freeing American slaves, though that freedom was won in a war that cost 650,000 mostly white lives 157 years ago. OK. Then how about this: “Stop the Slaughter! — B.H.”
  • Why is Kelly Loeffler still a WNBA co-owner despite 'Donald Sterling vibes'?

    06/30/2020 11:01:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 29, 2020 | Shalise Manza Young
    The WNBA needs to force Kelly Loeffler out. Loeffler is the co-owner of the Atlanta Dream. She’s also a U.S. Senator from Georgia, appointed to her seat last December. What Loeffler has said publicly is at least as bad, if not worse, than what Donald Sterling said in a recorded conversation with his mistress — and Sterling was forced to sell the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Fred VanVleet expresses players’ quandary between playing, social justice

    06/30/2020 10:02:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | June 30, 2020 | Kurt Helin
    There was a group of players — led by Kyrie Irving and Avery Bradley — who questioned if the NBA restart in Orlando would take the spotlight away and slow the momentum of the Black Lives Matter and social justice movements. It’s a legitimately difficult question to answer. Players struggled with that topic and discussed it amongst themselves. While most will still be going to Orlando for the restart, saying they want to use the league’s platform to spread the social justice message, the decision wasn’t come to lightly.
  • NBA to paint 'Black Lives Matter' on sides of courts at Disney, per report

    06/30/2020 5:08:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | June 29, 2020 | Sam Quinn
    One of the central arguments against restarting the NBA season was the momentum social justice reform had gained in the United States. Playing basketball would theoretically provide a distraction for a nation whose focus should be on combatting both systemic racism and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and a number of players were reportedly uneasy about being part of such a distraction. Were the NBA to resume play under the circumstances, it would have to use its platform in the name of social change in order to satisfy those players. Fortunately, the NBA has taken significant steps in that arena. On...
  • Report: NBA to let players replace names on jerseys with social justice statement in Florida

    06/28/2020 3:33:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 28, 2020 | Ryan Young
    When the NBA attempts to resume its season next month at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, the league will allow players to have a say in customizing their jerseys. Players, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, will be able to replace the last name on their jerseys with a statement on social justice. The Players Association reportedly sent initial details of the plan to players on Saturday night, and is currently working with both the league and Nike on how to implement it.
  • Duke's Mike Krzyzewski: 'Black lives matter' a human rights statement, not a political one.

    06/27/2020 12:35:21 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 77 replies
    ESPN.COM ^ | June 26, 2020 | Myron Medcalf
    In a passionate message in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said "it's time" for America to address and solve systemic racism. Through a message released via Twitter on Friday afternoon, Krzyzewski said America had chosen the "easier wrong" for 400 years and denied the impact of racism. "We see that," Krzyzewski said in the video. "And what do we do when we see it? We turn the other way. We don't solve the problem. The problem will not be solved and no problem is solved unless you acknowledge the problem. Acknowledge it. If you...
  • Dwight Howard: “Basketball… isn’t needed at this moment”

    06/14/2020 1:23:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 82 replies
    NBC Sports via Yahoo ^ | 6/14/20 | Kurt Helin
    Dwight Howard has all the basketball reasons in the world to want to jump on a plane and head to Orlando to be part of the NBA’s restart of the season. He’s a key big man on a Lakers’ team that is the odds-on favorite to win it all, and a ring would be the cherry on top of his Hall of Fame career. But Dwight Howard says players should not play right now, there are far more critical things to focus on in society. Howard was part of Friday night’s 80-player call, led by Kyrie Irving, discussing whether players...
  • LeBron James: Everyone talking about “how do we fix this?” They say “go out and vote?” What about asking if how we vote is also structurally racist?

    06/09/2020 2:51:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 64 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 9, 2020 | LeBron James
    Everyone talking about “how do we fix this?” They say “go out and vote?” What about asking if how we vote is also structurally racist?
  • Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says it's up to white people to call out racism, 'no matter what the consequences'

    06/06/2020 2:56:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 63 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 6, 2020
    San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said the "country is in trouble" and he's "embarrassed as a white person" to know that George Floyd could die in such a horrific way as a police officer with a knee on Floyd's neck went about his job in such a "nonchalant ... casual" manner.
  • Trail Blazers’ CJ McCollum: ‘We need more Aaron Rodgers and less Drew Brees’

    06/04/2020 4:47:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 4, 2020 | By Ted Holmlund
    Portland Trail Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum was the latest professional athlete to rip New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees for national anthem comments the quarterback made on Wednesday in the wake of the death of George Floyd. But it came with a twist: Praise for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. “We need more @AaronRodgers12 and less @drewbrees,” the 28-year-old McCollum tweeted. “Ignorance is not an excuse. You have to hand off the ball and throw to those same teammates you refuse to stand up for.”
  • BASKETBALL: REMEMBERING WES UNSELD (March 14, 1946 – June 2, 2020)

    06/03/2020 6:51:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 06/03/2020 | Paul Mirengoff
    When people ask me to name my favorite athlete of all time, I give two names: Wes Unseld and Sonny Jurgensen. If pressed, I go with Big Wes because he delivered a championship to Washington, D.C. and because of what he meant to the community off the court. Unseld died today at the age of 74. The cause of death was “complications from pneumonia.” You have to be really old to remember Unseld as a basketball superstar. In his senior year at Louisville, he averaged 23 points per game, with a .613 field goal percentage, and led Louisville to...
  • NBA Hall of Famer and Washington Wizards legend Wes Unseld dies

    06/02/2020 8:02:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 2, 2020 | Nick Bromberg
    The Washington Wizards said former player, coach, and general manager Wes Unseld died Tuesday. He was 74. Unseld is a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. The five-time All-Star played for Washington from 1968-1981 and started his career with the team when they were known as the Baltimore Bullets.
  • Reopening Sports: ‘Real Sports’ Bryant Gumbel On “Greed” Fueled Pro Leagues Wanting To Start Up Amidst COVID-19 Realities & Second Wave Worries

    05/26/2020 6:27:53 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 26, 2020 | Dominic Patten
    “Any quick history lesson about how owners in sports have acted over time, how they’ve interacted with communities and governments and public coffers and everything else will tell you that greed dictates basically whatever they try to do,” Bryant Gumbel bluntly says of the motivation behind leagues like the NFL, NBA, MLB and the NHL to get their players back in action from the coronavirus lockdown of the past two months. “I think they view athletes as commodities to get them to an end,” the host of HBO’s Real Sports added. Never one to play it safe over the 25-seasons...
  • Eddie Sutton, legendary college basketball coach, dies at 84

    05/26/2020 6:00:15 AM PDT · by Category Four · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2020 | Wayne Sterling, Dakin Andone
    Eddie Sutton, the first college basketball coach to lead four different schools to the NCAA tournament, died on Saturday, his family said in a statement. He was 84. Sutton's family said he passed away at home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, due to natural causes, surrounded by his sons and their families. His wife of 54 years, Patsy, died in 2013. Sutton -- a four-time National Coach of the Year -- was one of nine honorees to be elected to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in April. He will be inducted posthumously, along with legend Kobe Bryant, on August 29. His...
  • NBA Great and Georgetown Coach Patrick Ewing tests positive for coronavirus: ‘I’ll be fine and we will all get through this’

    05/23/2020 9:44:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 05/23/2020 | By HOWARD FENDRICH
    <p>Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at a hospital.</p> <p>"This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly," the Hall of Famer as a player for the Hoyas in college and the New York Knicks in the NBA said in a statement issued by the university. "I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I'll be fine and we will all get through this."</p>
  • 14 Amazing Tales of Michael Jordan Being a Hypercompetitive Weirdo

    05/16/2020 8:31:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | MAY 15, 2020 | Dan Reilly
    As the ESPN documentary The Last Dance proves over and over, Michael Jordan’s life and career are full of stories that would be hard to believe if there weren’t cameras there to capture them. The intense, pathologic competitiveness, the ability to transcend what seems humanly possible by sheer force of will, the downright meanness that fueled it, the love of making a few bets — it’s all there in spades, which in turn lends credence to some of the more outlandish off-the-court tales about His Airness. Here are some of the wildest tales about Jordan — both from unconfirmed sources...
  • Zion Williamson Lawsuit an L for Duke and College Hoops: Unchecked

    05/11/2020 2:57:04 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 19 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | May 11, 2020 | Robin Lundberg
    The lawsuit against Zion Williamson is an L for Duke and yet another one for major college hoops. Let’s be real, hardly anyone cares if Zion received anything from Duke. But on the other end, there are plenty of people who are probably salivating at crushing the Blue Devils, if only so they can rub it in Coach K’s face to say he isn’t as pristine as his reputation.
  • The pandemic has reminded us: We don’t need more sports in our lives — we need less

    05/10/2020 8:18:18 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | May 10, 2020 | Norman Chad
    A while ago — the exact year escapes me — I determined that someway, somewhere, in some manner or some fashion, most of us in America had somehow lost our minds. The nation is on tilt of late because we must stay home for a long, long time because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, also known to Alabamians and Georgians as the Don’t Even Think of Messing With the SEC Football Schedule pandemic. Anyway, apparently everyone — and when I say “everyone,” I mean anyone within shouting distance of Skip Bayless or Stephen. A Smith — wants sports back ASAP.*...
  • How Alan Parsons Project Became the Soundtrack to Jordan’s Bulls

    05/09/2020 11:33:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    For every Chicago Bulls home game during Michael Jordan's career, first at Chicago Stadium and then at the United Center, he was welcomed onto the court with the same introduction song: “Sirius” by the Alan Parsons Project. Parsons had released the instrumental track in 1982, using it as the opening song for his Eye in the Sky album. Two years later, a Chicago disc jockey named Tommy Edwards was settling in at a local movie theater when “Sirius” began playing over the cinema’s speaker system. “I know this song,” the longtime radio personality recalled to NBC Sports. “It’s ‘Sirius’ by...