Texas Chuck wrote:Hoodwink wrote:[
Nice self righteous post there, bud.
I mean let’s choose to ignore what happened to Knicks excec Anucha Browne Sanders, Knicks intern with Malbury, The Mavericks FO, and probably other NBA teams with dirty laundry while we’re at it.
Let’s put young, impressionable teens (drafts out of high school and some being from the hood) around young authoritative females. I’m sure that’s going to work out and they’ll teach them how to be men. I’m not saying it can’t happen but you’d be an idiot not to see that potential disaster.
But your solution seems to be to deny opportunity to a potential, theoretical victim. That's wrong on every level.
Mavs' business culture was flat trash. Some small consolation as a fan that it didn't carry over to the basketball side. But the right answer would be to clean house and change the culture, not refuse to hire more women because Pants DJ and Earl K Sneed were perverts, right?
I'm stunned that you guys hold this position. I try and see things from every perspective but I just can't get there with you'll on this.
The NBA is a sport made up of 100% men. Men not women. When there comes a day when a female/trans enters the NBA my viewpoint will change.
Ask yourself one question. The NBA is but an infant when compared to the EPL, La liga, NFL, NHL, MLB etc. How many women do you see in power in any of these sports? How many women play in any of these leagues as players? I’m not saying things shouldn’t change or progress shouldn’t be made but somethings can be awkward for the players especially the younger ones from rougher backgrounds.
Your old man of a coach screaming and belittling you when you don’t hustle on defense is different from a young women screaming and belittling you in front of other grown men. It’s technically the same..but it’s also different on how it’s received and perhaps more infuriating/embarrassing.
I liken it to this; I as a man have a problem with my sexual organ, I feel awkward and uncomfortable speaking to a female physician, (qualified as she may be) than a male physician. It’s honestly just more relatable.
Yes, we as men have done wrong and can be better...but don’t be afraid of being a man.