GetBuLLish wrote:The silver lining of this whole episode is that it has outed the NBA social justice warriors as the gigantic frauds that they are. What absolute phonies. Guys like Kerr, Popovich, and Lebron can't go two minutes without crapping on the president (their absolute right to do so) and anyone in America that disagrees with them, but when faced with confronting actual authoritarianism and the squelching of human rights by a foreign country, they tremble like little school girls.
We know the NBA won't dare anger their communist overlords. But if the NBA had any integrity right now, they would release a statement saying that this incident has exposed their "political advocacy" as nothing more than empty virtue signaling and that going forward, they will refrain from any political discussion inside the workplace. Of course, they won't do that though. In two weeks, Lebron will call Trump a fascist Nazi or something at a post-game press conference. Hopefully this time the media won't react by characterizing him as a modern day MLK Jr. But I won't hold my breath.
it's not phony to hold your tongue when your words can hurt the people around you. lebron james (rightfully) calling out the fraud in the white house and speaking out against injustice in america does not hurt the people around him. it only potentially hurts him personally endorsements-wise. that requires courage. it would require much MORE courage to do what kaepernick did or to step out on an island with daryl morey
and you're being a phony when you say hyperbolic stuff like "Hopefully this time the media won't react by characterizing him as a modern day MLK Jr."