Synciere wrote:NZB2323 wrote:Synciere wrote:
The fact that there are white American players or black foreign players doesn't mean this isn't about race. Again, I pointed out other sports which are predominantly white who have as much if not more violence associated without regards to play and they are not vilified in the same way. They are not described in the same way. This question, whether right or wrong, is never even brought up in those sports. If you would like to use examples that transcend sports, look at the descriptions that describe white bikers brawling or riots after championships in Canada vs. riots of African Americans here in the States. Look at the descriptions.
Listen, it's not right, it's not the way we want it to be, but putting our heads in the sand and pointing out single exceptions does not invalidate what does or doesn't exist in regards to race.
So we can't have a discussion about technical fouls, off-court issues, and how Americans act because these discussions aren't happening on the MLB board or NHL board?
Not what I said. I said it says something that those conversations do not happen on those boards, in spite of the fact that similar or worse behavior is displayed.
Okay...why do I care what people who are baseball or hockey fans discuss? I can't name 10 players in the MLB or the NHL. This discussion is about NBA players(and Americans in general) and the lack of conversations(apparently) from MLB or NHL fans doesn't make this thread "all about race."
Also, you're the one who brought up the word "thug," when other people are discussing how nationalistic American tourists are, how American players have more technical fouls, and how foreign players(most who are black) seem like better role models.