Skip to comments.Biden & Harris Praise NBA Boycott [semi-satire]
Posted on 08/29/2020 10:07:42 AM PDT by John Semmens
Democratic presidential nominee former Vice-President Joe Biden praised the NBA basketball players who refused to take the court in their playoff games after the latest police shooting of a black man in Kenosha Wisconsin this week. "This moment demands moral leadership," Biden said. "And these players answered by standing up, speaking out, and using their platform for good. The sacrifices they made foregoing their salaries and forfeiting their games touch us all in very profound ways. It's an example I wish our current president would have followed."
Vice-presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif) seconded Biden's take and hailed the decision of the National Basketball Association and its players to postpone playoff games to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake, calling it "an act of monumental courage. They could have selfishly ignored the plight of a little-known black man while they blithely collected their million dollar salaries, but in a burst of pure altruism they unanimously deferred these salaries for a couple of days. This was the greatest sacrifice I've ever seen from a professional athlete in any sport. It would be a shame if this isn't followed up by a groundswell of voter support for the defunding of police that both Joe and I will deliver after we are inaugurated next January."
For the record, no NBA games were forfeited. No salaries were foregoneexcept by President Donald Trump who has donated his entire salary to charity since his first day in office. Further, the Black Lives Matter protest of the shooting ended up burning down most of Kenosha's black business district. This destruction inspired failed Democratic presidential candidate former Mayor of South Bend Indiana Pete Buttigieg (D) to blame Trump for the arson, saying "he is the master of chaos. As virtually every news report over the last four years has shown, everything bad that has happened in this country is his fault."
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Awwww. Isn’t that cute. rip van byeDUHn and heels up hVrris supporting curtailing activities that cost people money. Sadly, it appears that the players will return to play. If they never played again, I wouldn’t care. Any of the capitulating pro sports. Which appears to be all of them.
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