David Vanterpool

LeBron James, Media Decry White Coach Getting NBA Job

Culture
February 25th, 2021 2:03 PM

Get used to it. Any hiring of a white guy to serve as head coach of an NBA team is going to be met with derision and cries of white privilege by race-baiting media and players. It happened a few months ago when Steve Nash was hired to coach Brooklyn, and it’s happening again this week after Minnesota hired Chris Finch, who is white.

Stan Van Gundy

'Poster Boy For White Privilege:' That’s NBA Coach’s Claim to Fame

Culture
December 27th, 2020 6:30 PM

Though he’s overshadowed by the better known social justice warriors of the NBA and NFL, New Orleans Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy is way out there on the far Left fringe. In an interview with ESPN’s black-themed blog, The Undefeated, the veteran NBA coach proudly claimed the mantle of poster boy for white privilege.

Doc Rivers

Undefeated Feature on Doc Rivers: America Prefers Its Blacks Dead

Culture
December 21st, 2020 1:02 PM

In an Undefeated feature story on Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers, author Roger Reeves slammed America as a nation that prefers its African Americans dead in this “killing season.” Rivers is labeled anti-American, but only in the spirit of Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali and Cong. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, for regarding the nation as one that peddles a lie of freedom to the world.

Lefty ESPN, Undefeated Exec Up For Top Jobs at LA Times, Wash Post

Culture
December 17th, 2020 2:29 PM

Having exorcised the White house of the demon Trump, you might think legacy media would ease up, tack toward the middle and tone down the “woke” hysteria. If the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times are indicators, forget it.

Domonique Foxworth

ESPN Lefty Slams Buffalo Bills’ Allen And His Flag-waving Fans

Culture
December 16th, 2020 2:43 PM

Though few believe it, ESPN swears that it’s not a political network. Many of its personalities just happen to hate conservatives. Keith Olbermann and former SportsCenter co-host Jemele Hill are legendary among them, and a few days ago, ESPN’s Domonique Foxworth bashed the Buffalo Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen and his American flag- and dog-loving fans.

From Lay-Ups to Lay-Offs: Trouble for ESPN

Culture
November 5th, 2020 10:15 AM

Any way you look at it -- and judging from the ratings, you haven’t looked at it -- 2020 has been a disaster for spectator sports. Covid interrupted or delayed all the major professional sports for long months, and when they did resume, they were made unwatchable by Black Lives Matter antics. Even an excellent World Series won by a major-market franchise drew 32% fewer viewers than last year.…

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Not Political? ESPN Delivers Biased 6-Part Political Series

Culture
November 1st, 2020 6:20 PM

In the week leading up to the elections, ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro earned a big Pinocchio. He keeps saying his organization is not political, but his nose keeps growing longer and longer. "We are not a political organization," Pitaro has said in the past, but the network website currently features a six-part series on -- you guessed it -- politics.

Rachel Nichols, left, Adam Silver

Social Justice Messages Backfire, NBA Will Back Off Next Season

Culture
October 7th, 2020 12:27 PM

The NBA could only take a pelting so long before it had the good sense to come in out of the rain. Commissioner Adam Silver told ESPN's NBA Countdown it will back off the on-court social justice messaging next season.

Meyers Leonard

BLM Indoctrination: Miami Heat's Leonard Confesses White Privilege

Culture
October 6th, 2020 1:01 PM

Taking a page out of the Kyle Korver I'm white, privileged and sorry book, the Miami Heat's Meyers Leonard tells The Undefeated sports blog's Marc J. Spears why he stands for the national anthem and also gets down with the Black Lives Matter movement. He says he's trying to be a good white boy by listening and educating himself and clueless folks back home on the farm about the effects of…

ESPN’s Jalen Rose Spews Fact-Free Breonna Taylor Propaganda

Culture
September 24th, 2020 2:13 PM

ESPN: come for the video highlights, stay for the social justice lectures. There certainly isn’t much else to keep you there. If you were hoping for pregame analysis of the Celtics-Heat game on Wednesday, you instead got self-dramatic grandstanding from former NBA player-turned-analyst Jalen Rose.

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‘Evil,’ ‘Racism’ – ESPN Fails, Yet Again, to Understand Booing

Culture
September 11th, 2020 8:44 PM

On Friday, ESPN’s headline debate show, First Take, was ready to sit up and take notice of the social justice drama that took place during Thursday Night Football’s pre-game. Unsurprisingly, the primary topic of the conversation was about the apparent booing that took place during the moment of silence for social justice.

Kirk Herbstreit

ESPN's Herbstreit, CBS Marathon Push White Guilt TV

Culture
September 8th, 2020 2:16 PM

There was no shortage of white guilt TV over the Labor Day weekend. CBS Sports aired a five-hour program on racism and society, titled "Portraits In Black" on Sunday afternoon. ESPN's College GameDay program on Saturday went heavy on social justice, too.

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New Smithsonian Collection Mischaracterizes Athlete Activism

Culture
September 7th, 2020 10:00 AM

On Thursday the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture introduced a new webpage and collection celebrating the activism of African American athletes. A story by The Undefeated's Parker Owens declares, "The same athletes who were chastised and told to 'shut up and dribble' are now going to be immortalized as a part of the Smithsonian and chronicled in the story of…

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ESPN's Stephen A. Smith Rages Against White Privilege in NBA Coaching

Culture
September 4th, 2020 5:15 PM

ESPN senior ranter Stephen Anthony Smith had three-alarm, hair's-on-fire meltdowns Thursday and Friday over the NBA's Brooklyn Nets hiring Great White North Canadian Steve Nash as their new head coach. Smith inferred that in the post-George Floyd world, only black coaches matter. To Smith, the NBA team chose a coach from a hiring pool of privileged white boys.