GREY 1769 wrote:I'll ask again: they've been consistent with speaking out about specific domestic issues. What specific foreign issues have they been consistently speaking out about that not speaking about HK protestors would stand out as an anomaly? I understand what Morey did, and that it's a human rights issue, but you want Kerr and Pop to be informed and speak out about each thing that comes up anywhere they are?
It's not a woke 'persona' when you start basketball clinics in underprivileged communities in SA, support work against wrongful conviction, hold fundraisers for the food bank, expose players to issues beyond basketball - there are dozens of examples, these are but a few, so it's consistency of character. (I can't speak about Kerr's involvement in the Dubs community as I don't follow it but perhaps GS fans can better attest to it, but he has been consistent about speaking out about specific issues in the US).
Silver reiterated the NBA's values in the context of an American company. Pop praised him for the stance; again, you can take a position without antagonizing. The NBA took a hit for Silver's reiteration of its values. The ongoing clash is because the NBA has stood up for its values, not because it has abandoned them.
I've addressed this point before.
I was born overseas, lived in three different countries, been to almost every state in the United States multiple times.
I do not feel qualified to address "specific domestic issues".
I don't know what's going on in Ferguson right now.
I live 45 minutes away from Fruitvale BART station, I can't tell you everything that is going on in Oakland.
I'm not privy to what is going on in Clearwater, FL and the stand your ground rationale.
I don't know the details of why the water is bad in Flint, MI outside of what the media reports.
Right now as we speak, how much of the country is aware of the energy blackouts in Northern CA by PG&E and why they are happening?
I'm aware because my wife did a report on it and gave me the details of why PG&E caters to San Francisco and leaves rural areas unattended. How many other US citizens outside of CA know that?
The point is, people speak on topics that they are not well versed on all the time. That is why we have so many apology tweets saying they need to get more educated on the issue.
I'm sure Kerr and Popp don't know much more than we do on domestic topics outside of news feeds. In fact, I bet we discuss these topics just as much as they do. Does not make us experts or able to have an educated conversation on those topics. We are assuming that these coaches, just because they are in the eye of the media, they somehow know more than we do. Why? What do they say that makes them more educated on these social justice topics. Kerr himself, said no is one right, no one is wrong.
If you are not in the specific community that is being discussed, how do you know anything? Just like you just said, you can't speak for Kerr because you are not in the Bay Area community.
So how can you say they are being consistent on domestic issues? Domestic reaches from Hawaii, to Alaska to all four time zones in the US. That is a lot to be aware.
You are saying they are consistent about certain domestic issues in a generalized way, but that is no different than what they could have said about China. They could have given a generic answer as they do to these other topics that are not intimate with......
I'm so tired of the typical......