The NBA will punish anyone who dares to hurt the feelings of the .01% of transgenders in America, but when it comes to their players raping women or being arrested for domestic abuse, all is forgiven…
The average price for a ticket to an NBA game is $54. The only way to the NBA from forcing their hand in social issues that they have no business influencing, is to STOP buying tickets to their games. STOP buying their merchandise and STOP watching their games on TV. The only way to hurt them is to hurt their bottom line.
The NBA has some of the most despicable low character players in the arena of professional sports. From drug addicts, to rapists, to drunk drivers, to serial domestic abusers and serial philanderers, the NBA has definitely had their fair share of criminals who are highly paid members of the NBA. NBA commissioner Adam Silver has the audacity to overlook their horrific record and to stand on his bully pulpit to DEMAND the entire state of North Carolina go along with a dangerous law that would allow men to share public restrooms with women and little girls. It’s not just about protecting the safety of little girls and women, it’s also about preserving the dignity, and in some cases, the safety of boys and men who don’t want women using their restroom.
Laughably, Silver claims that North Carolina legislators, who are acting on behalf of their constituents when they say they won’t allow an open bathroom policy in their state, are somehow violating NBA’s “ethos”! What ethos? The NBA has turned a blind eye to the morally corrupt behavior of their players for decades. But when it comes to putting women and young girls at risk, while offending 99.99% of Americans who are not considered “transgenders,” the NBA is willing to take draw a line in the sand in for the sake of staying true to the morally bankrupt Left.
If North Carolina doesn’t cave to NBA Commissioner Adam Slivers’s demands by this summer, the NBA is threatening to pull out of the deal.
NBC- “We are looking at alternatives,” on where to host the 2017 All-Star Game, Silver said in his press conference before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. “So the critical date for us is are we in a position, if for some reason we don’t move forward in Charlotte, to play our All-Star Game somewhere else? We are in the process of looking at other options. At the same time, I don’t think it would be productive to draw a line in the sand, and we’d be moving on if I didn’t think there were constructive discussions going on in North Carolina right now.”
It makes complete political sense for Silver not to draw a hard-and-fast line in the sand. However, logistically, there needs to be a drop-dead date, even if the league does not make it public.
“Realistically, this summer,” Silver said. “I don’t see we would get past this summer without knowing definitively where we stand.”
In question is the “bathroom law” that has become a national focal point on the topic of transgendered — as well as gay and lesbian — rights.
North Carolina’s legislature called a special session earlier this year approve HB2, which restricts transgender bathroom use (you have to use the bathroom for the gender with which you were born) and preempted anti-discrimination ordinances put in by Charlotte and other North Carolina cities that tried to block discrimination against gays and lesbians. The law led to a business backlash — PayPal, Deutsche Bank, and others have pulled plans for expansion in the state off the table — as well as a social one, including things such as Bruce Springsteen canceling a concert in the state.
Silver said the law is not going to be changed because of what the NBA does or does not do. However, the law does not fit with the ethos of the NBA.
“But one of the core principles, underlying principles of this league is diversity and inclusion,” Silver said. “I think people understand that’s one of our values. It was a value built from the ground floor up in this league long before I ever got involved in it, and I’m sort of carrying the mantle now. But I know I speak on behalf of our owners, our teams and our players. I think they all feel very strongly that this is a core principle of our league, and that where we choose to celebrate something like an All-Star Game, that those values should be honored.”
Here are a few fine examples of NBA players whose morally corrupt private lives have spilled over into the media. These are athletes our young sons and daughter look up to. Americans continue to fill the stands for NBA games without batting an eye. The NBA has never been threatened with a fan boycott over the criminal behavior of their players, yet when faced with an issue manufactured by the Left, the NBA is willing to tell a state they will no longer honor their agreement to host the NBA All Star game in 2017.
Most recently, America had to listen to 24/7 news reports about Lamar Odom and his drug overdose in a Las Vegas brothel:
The Guardian, Oct. 23, 2015 – Lamar Odom is believed to have overdosed on cocaine and other drugs before he was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel, according to search warrant records.
Charles Barkley – 2009: Charles Barkley, the popular Hall of Fame basketball star and Emmy Award-winning NBA television pundit with aspirations for political office, might find his career plans in jeopardy after TNT Network said he would take a leave of absence after a charge for drunken driving.
Police in Arizona said Friday that Barkley, 45, had a blood-alcohol level of .149 after his arrest in Scottsdale on New Year’s Eve. A level of .150 is a case of “extreme” inebriation, said police Lt. Eric Shuhandler. The state’s legal limit is .08. –USA Today
Kobe Bryant RAPE trial- On April 13, Kobe Bean Bryant will don his Lakers jersey for the last time. And during this, his 20th and final NBA season, Bryant has received an extended valediction fit for a king, replete with a plethora of celebrations, movie star-commercials, and unanimous praise from basketball stars past and present. His professional résumé is, of course, indisputable. Bryant is an 18-time All-Star, 12-time member of the All-Defensive team, and 5-time NBA champion. He will go down as the second-best shooting guard in NBA history—behind His Airness—and one of the Top 20 players to ever set foot on the hardwood. But when taking into account the entire breadth of Bryant’s tenure in the spotlight, the personal and professional, there will always be one giant question mark, one disturbing episode that gives even the most ardent admirers of the Black Mamba considerable pause: the rape case.
The Kobe Bryant rape case has, in the annals of popular culture, been reduced to something of a punchline due to the aftermath—namely, Bryant’s $4 million, 8-carat purple diamond apology ring that he gifted to his wife, Vanessa. But what exactly transpired on the night of June 30, 2003, at the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, in Colorado, may always be a mystery. Despite being charged with sexual assault and false imprisonment—facing life in prison—and tearfully confessing to committing adultery with his 19-year-old accuser, Bryant’s case never made it to trial. On Sept. 1, 2004, one week before opening statements were to be made, the case was dismissed after the accuser, who had been dragged through the mud for months by the media and Bryant’s defense team, informed the court that she would not testify. – The Daily Beast
Jason Kidd – Feb. 16, 2007-In a blistering legal counterattack on her estranged husband, the wife of NBA star Jason Kidd has filed a lawsuit accusing the athlete of “years of physical abuse” and serial adultery.
Joumana Kidd, who last month was branded an erratic spousal abuser by the New Jersey Nets guard, made her allegations in a counterclaim filed late yesterday in New Jersey Superior Court (a copy of the document can be found here). According to Joumana, 34, Kidd has engaged in extramarital affairs with “several different television reporters,” as well as strippers in Arizona, Sacramento, Miami, Dallas and Indiana, a Nets season ticket holder, a Nets employee, and a cheerleader in New Orleans.
Joumana also contends that she recently discovered a prepaid cell phone of his containing text messages and naked photos sent by various women. Joumana portrays Kidd, 33, as a sadistic binge drinker and excessive gambler who began beating her even before the pair’s 1997 marriage. She claims that Kidd assaulted her while she was pregnant with the couple’s first child and has struck her with everything from a large rock to a cookie.
Once, after Kidd kicked her in the stomach causing blood to appear in her urine, Joumana alleges that he told her, “I don’t give a f–k.” She also claims that Kidd resorted to purchasing her expensive jewelry (a $585,000 pink diamond ring and a $550,000 diamond pendant) as a way to apologize for his marital infidelity.
In January 2001, Kidd was arrested in Arizona for punching Joumana in the mouth during an argument. He later took an assault plea and was ordered to attend anger management classes. The couple has three children, whose names have been redacted from Joumana’s filing by court personnel.
Kidd, who was named this year to his eighth NBA All-Star team, will miss Sunday’s game in Las Vegas due to a strained lower back. He is in the fourth year of a six-year, $99 million deal with the Nets. – Smoking Gun
Sean Williams – New Jersey Nets forward Sean Williams was arrested Monday at a cell phone store in a mall in suburban Denver on accusations that got into an argument with a clerk and threw a computer monitor. He wasn’t available to play against the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.
Nets general manager Kiki Vandeweghe said the team was told of the incident.
The arrest was Williams’ second this year. He was arrested by Boston College campus police in February for allegedly violating a no-trespassing order dating back to May. – ESPN
Dante Cunningham – KSPT.com reports that Cunningham was taken into custody on Sunday afternoon on “suspicion of [terroristic] threats,” three days after he was arrested on alleged domestic abuse charges.
“The situation with Dante Cunningham is very fluid and we continue to monitor all available information,” the Timberwolves said in a press statement. “We reiterate that the Minnesota Timberwolves do not condone the behavior described in the accusations. We continue to wait for the legal process to run its course and will have further comment when appropriate.”
According to Minnesota law, a “terroristic threats” charge applies in situations where someone directly or indirectly threatens to commit violence with the purpose of terrorizing someone else.
The Star-Tribune reports that Cunningham was released after he posted $40,000 bail on Friday.
Cunningham did not play for the Timberwolves during a Friday night overtime victory over the Heat in Miami, but he did rejoin the team on Saturday, finishing with 12 points and six rebounds while playing 33 minutes in a road loss to the Magic. –SI
Here is a partial list of additional NBA players and the charges they were arrested for:
Marcus Camby- Marijuana possession, Ben Wallace – Leaving scene of car crash, Antoine Wright – DUI, Renaldo Balkman – DUI, Anthony Carmello – DUI and Dennis Rodman – Domestic violence.