yyzsportsjunky wrote: bbalnation wrote:
Chandan wrote:ewww for going on that show.\
Sjax and Matt barnes are clowns
Uh? Versus what shows? Hearing the "professional" opinion of non athletes or people who haven't played at an NBA level? Their perspective goes beyond x's and o's (which they also objectively have more experience in), that's the point.
They may have their personal lives, past mistakes, attitudes, characteristics, etc. but who doesn't? I appreciate their candor personally. Calling anybody a clown as you hide behind your keyboard on an alias is questionable behavior at best.Sjax has gone through a lot in the last couple years, and hes used his platform & trauma to drive positive social change for Black people (and people in general) in America.
Don't get me wrong. Non-NBA player analysts have a role too. But they've taken up far too much space, and recklessly, partly by insulting any player who tries to speak their minds. That's why I appreciate respectful analysts like Zach Lowe and William Lou, who bring insight, humor and a sense of collaboration with the people they're speaking with.
Caught this before. Thanks for sharing OP. Fred is a real one.
I dont understand, what are you posting? Read the paragraph above the one you bolded.
Then, read the article, and the apologies that Stephen gave. He had learning and unlearning to do, during a time when he was grieving a trauma that was publicized worldwide. I do not agree whatsoever with what he said. In an ideal world, it wouldn't be athletes, comedians, celebrities, etc speaking up against systems that have been created over generations to benefits certain classes of people and a gender more than others.
But alas, we're here. This is our reality (in my opinion, from the lens I see it, based off my knowledge, lived experiences, etc). Your view point of reality could be very different. And good for you. But you're an active advocate against people who are trying to make their bread, tell their story, and make some positive social impact.
But let's not get this twisted: using your platform for good can be exhausting and it takes strategy to execute well. And he isn't doing such a bad job. Look at the policy & advocacy progress he made with George Floyd, may he rest in peace.
I've given you all the energy I'd like. Good job with the "umm", then providing a link with 0 context though.