G&R Tactical
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27

Thread: Anyone still watching the kowtowing NBA?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,976
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)

    Anyone still watching the kowtowing NBA?

    I suppose I was naive in the world of sports not to know how beholden sports leagues are to clothing companies and them to China. And how much audience revenue they seek in China. Now that Hong Kong and the NBA tweets have revealed this nefarious overlord relationship, especially with the NBA, I am sickened.

    I have never been a big basketball viewer but am wondering if this “reveal” and LeBron’s apologetics for China have moved others to dump NBA viewing? I mean the NBA struts itself as inner city justice league. US police are brutal thugs? But breaking Chinese bones (according to Xi) is fine?
    It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! ... Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" - Patrick Henry in an address at St. John’s Church, Richmond, Virginia, on March 23, 1775.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    114
    Feedback Score
    0
    I want to live in a world without the NFL or the NBA...
    Religion is doing what you are told no matter what is right. Morality is doing what is right no matter what you are told...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    5,371
    Feedback Score
    24 (100%)
    Still watching? .... haven't watched them before, ain't gonna start now.

    If you have to put a compensator on a 9mm, maybe you should buy panties instead of briefs - Ken Hackathorn via Facebook live

    Liking a Glock is a version of Stockholm Syndrome. Nobody likes it but they get use to it in time - Countless Victims

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    11,860
    Feedback Score
    0
    The juxtaposition between the treatment of Trump as a dangerous despot and North Carolina over their bathroom concentration camps versus China and their actual despot and real concentration camps is just too rich.

    It isn't that the NBA is pro-China, it just shows that they are pro NBA getting money. They think these positions are the most advantageous in the long run- and maybe they are. I haven't watched a full game in decades and can't name half the teams. To me it is the retirement home for awesome college players, which I do watch with some regularity.

    F the NBA, NASCAR, NIKE, P&G all these corporate virtue signaling marketing plans. They go after bathrooms, the 2A, Betsy Ross shoes and white guys in general as the root of all evil, but when it comes to actually facing a real evil in the world, they whiff, drop to their knees and deep throat Winnie the Pooh.
    I just did two lines of powdered wig powder, cranked up some Lee Greenwood, and recited the BoR. - Outlander Systems

    I'm a professional WAGer - WillBrink /// "Comey is a smarmy, self righteous mix of J. Edgar Hoover and a gay Lurch from the "Adams Family"." -Averageman

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    suburbs of Philly Pa
    Posts
    3,589
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    Saw headlines about it, didn't have time to read. Anyone have a cliff Notes version?

    Also, never watched basketball.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    3,279
    Feedback Score
    3 (100%)
    The last time I watched the NBA, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan were still a thing. I haven't sat down and watched a professional sporting event of ANY type in three years. I don't miss it a bit.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    23,709
    Feedback Score
    2 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by tn1911 View Post
    I want to live in a world without the NFL or the NBA...
    +1

    And any other sport where adults are paid MILLIONS to play childrens games. Hong Kong is poised to become another Tienamen Square, don't think they aren't capable of doing it.

    I'm actually sad it takes a sportstard like LeBraun to get people talking about this. Because honestly I'm usually "who cares what a basketball player thinks about politics", it's right up there with how concerned I am about the opinion of random Hollywood celebrities who honestly "play pretend" for a living. But given how much sports apparel crap funnels money into China I guess it's an actual issue.

    I suggest everyone "take a knee" and not attend NBA games and not watch them on TV. Want to hurt them? Cut off the money flow.
    It's hard to be a ACLU hating, philosophically Libertarian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative, scientifically grounded, agnostic, porn admiring gun owner who believes in self determination.

    Chuck, we miss ya man.

    كافر

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    23,709
    Feedback Score
    2 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by Arik View Post
    Saw headlines about it, didn't have time to read. Anyone have a cliff Notes version?

    Also, never watched basketball.
    Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted a message of support of Hong Kong’s demonstrators, saying: “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.”

    LeBron says he believes Rockets GM Daryl Morey wasn’t educated when he spoke about Hong Kong and that his tweet could have hurt a lot of people, including financially.

    James then made a comment in response to a question about whether Morey should be punished for his controversial tweet.

    “So many people could have been harmed, not only financially but physically, emotionally, spiritually. So just be careful what we tweet and what we say and what we do. Even though yes, we do have freedom of speech, it can be a lot of negative that comes with it.”

    Protesters said his comments smacked of a double standard, because he’s used his clout as a sports superstar to press for social causes in the US.

    “Please remember, all NBA players, what you said before: ‘Black lives matter.’ Hong Kong lives also matter!” one of the protesters, William Mok, 36, told a crowd of hundreds.

    Others said James’ comments made it seem like he’s more worried about money than people.
    It's hard to be a ACLU hating, philosophically Libertarian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative, scientifically grounded, agnostic, porn admiring gun owner who believes in self determination.

    Chuck, we miss ya man.

    كافر

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Somewhere in the Sierras
    Posts
    1,859
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sam View Post
    Still watching? .... haven't watched them before, ain't gonna start now.
    Exactly. Especially a sport with no diversity! No diversity = racist!!!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,074
    Feedback Score
    6 (100%)
    And Apple? China says jump and they ask how high. Because all their stuff is made there in the aforementioned concentration camps.

    "Shut down the app the protesters are using" and bang, it's gone.

    It's like China owns 49% of Free Speech Inc. How far off is the hostile takeover...?

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •