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NBA players threaten to cancel season in protest, cite ‘systematic racism’ as reason
BizPac Review ^ | June 13, 2020 | Vivek Saxena

Posted on 06/13/2020 10:00:05 AM PDT by kevcol

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, during a conference call with over 80 other NBA players this Friday, Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets expressed concerns that restarting basketball would distract Americans from the ongoing discussion over systemic racism in law enforcement, which for the record isn’t real.

“I don’t support going into Orlando. I’m not with the systematic racism and the bulls–t. Something smells a little fishy,” he reportedly said.
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ESPN reported that the call also included “several players suggesting they’d be willing to sit out the season — and numerous more discussing social issues, league economics and, ultimately, a sense that they needed to be united in a decision.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: athletes; blackliesmatter; blackliesmurder; blacklivesmatter; blm; cancelculture; chatforum; espn; folydriots; kyrieirving; lebronjames; nba; notnews; wellbye
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1 posted on 06/13/2020 10:00:05 AM PDT by kevcol
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2 posted on 06/13/2020 10:00:38 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The Constitution guarantees the States protection against insurrection. Act now, Mr. President!)
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To: kevcol

WINNING!


3 posted on 06/13/2020 10:00:56 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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I vote yes. Does that make me part of the cancel culture? :-) You know, the black kids never get a break in the nba.


4 posted on 06/13/2020 10:01:21 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: kevcol

Oh man....that’ll teach me...

I suppose they still wanna be paid of course...


5 posted on 06/13/2020 10:01:44 AM PDT by Professional
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Talk about no skin off my nose...enjoy your year off I guess.


6 posted on 06/13/2020 10:01:52 AM PDT by refreshed (But we preach Christ crucified... 1 Corinthians 1:23)
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Excellent, we could at the same time curb the Yuhan China Virus that is running around. Two benefits would result. And more time with family, maybe even get out and do some gardening..


7 posted on 06/13/2020 10:01:57 AM PDT by rovenstinez (. SO,)
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What a load of propaganda bullshit.

These clowns want every $ that is coming to them. They wouldn’t dare not show up for their paychecks.


8 posted on 06/13/2020 10:02:00 AM PDT by PGR88
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Here here we dare you.


9 posted on 06/13/2020 10:02:02 AM PDT by Vaduz (women and children to be impacIQ of chimpsted the most.)
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LOL.


10 posted on 06/13/2020 10:02:27 AM PDT by Kozak (DIVERSITY+PROXIMITY=CONFLICT)
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LOL. Just Do It.


11 posted on 06/13/2020 10:02:37 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Mocking Liberals is not only a right, but the duty of all Americans.)
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To: kevcol

I could CARELESS about the National Black Association

DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


12 posted on 06/13/2020 10:02:52 AM PDT by afchief
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Please, oh please.


13 posted on 06/13/2020 10:03:04 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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Yeah ok...


14 posted on 06/13/2020 10:03:09 AM PDT by AndyTheBear
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Go play your games in China. You can be The Beijing Lakers for all I care.


15 posted on 06/13/2020 10:03:12 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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Sounds good to me. If they persist, their bank accounts will begin shrinking as teams become insolvent, tv revenues dry up, merchandise sales plummet and they become victims of systemic bankruptcy and systemic “I don’t care” on the part of fans. I guess they can take their skills to Communist China where they can be truly free.


16 posted on 06/13/2020 10:03:12 AM PDT by TheConservativeBanker ($;)
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I was thinking the other day. The list of Americans that are worth over 100 million, are probably disproportionately black relevant to their numbers in the country. There are so many extremely wealthy African Americans. How on earth they claim racism, while the vast majority of their fans, customers are white...is beyond me.


17 posted on 06/13/2020 10:03:15 AM PDT by Professional
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No sweat off my forehead if they never play bb ever again....period!


18 posted on 06/13/2020 10:03:48 AM PDT by V V Camp Enari 67-68 (Viet Vet)
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You’ve heard of “White Guilt”, they have “Black Wealth Guilt”.


19 posted on 06/13/2020 10:03:55 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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bttt


20 posted on 06/13/2020 10:04:07 AM PDT by timestax
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