The New York Times co-hosted a “Cities for Tomorrow” conference in New Orleans that promised a wide-ranging discussion including “cultural and sports figures.” One result was a Thursday story about the National Basketball Association congratulating itself on its “woke” politics and the Times cheering them on, while mocking the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick, in “N.B.A. Voices -- A league that lets players speak out.” But the paper’s embrace of the NBA is pretty hypocritical, given its part treatment of athletes who make conservative gestures. Reporter Talya Minsberg celebrated the left-wing concept of “wokeness” at length, while lamenting the NFL's treatment of Colin Kaepernick.
Formerly of ESPN notoriety and as of now a writer of sports and politics at The Atlantic, Jemele Hill served up her latest race-baiting outrage Wednesday in an interview with Complex Sports Senior Editor Adam Caparell. The former co-host of ESPN Sports Center who once tweeted that President Donald Trump and his supporters are "white racists" now says that white America is disqualifying the humanity of African-American athletes.
At 7 feet, 4 inches tall, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar can certainly tell a tall tale. Writing on the Hollywood Reporter site, he makes the incredible claim that the national anthem is the equivalent of the feel-good songs slaves were forced to sing to drown out their oppression.
Sports’ preeminent social justice warrior, Gregg Popovich, is speaking yet again on the current state of political affairs -- and that includes bashing the president.
Gregg Popovich really appreciates Black History Month, and he wants Americans to focus on how racist this country still is. On Monday, after a game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Utah Jazz, the Spurs head coach was asked about how the NBA was promoting Black History Month.
It’s been a rough week for Louisiana, with a horrific flood that left thousands homeless. An event so moving it prompted the lefties in the mainstream media to make virtually no appeals to President Obama --for days-- to visit the disaster area. Unlike in 2005 where, according to the media, President Bush was doing his level best to intentionally drown the 9th ward.
North Carolina is one of few states to resist the Rainbow Jihad, and refuse to completely cave on their law (HB2), enforcing single-sex bathroom usage in their state. However, that decision may have cost them the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, and an estimated $100 million dollars in revenue.
On Christmas Eve the New York Times pushed the NBA’s new gun control campaign (that's NBA, not NRA), both on the front page and the front of the Sports section. The sports editors really performed a full-court press, taking a local angle with an over-the-top deck of headlines above an enormous picture of New York Knicks player Carmelo Anthony: “Trying to Drown Out The Din of Gunshots – No Stranger to Despair, Anthony Joins Other Stars in Speaking Up for a Cause.” As long as it’s a cause approved of by the liberal Times, anyway.
When Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s much publicized comments were released Sunday, the media, celebrities, NBA players and even the White House were quick to attack Sterling and call on NBA commissioner Adam Silver to ban him from the league, which he did April 29. But that wasn’t the end of it. Now the Left is going after Orlando Magic owner, Rich DeVos because he’s a Christian and has defended traditional marriage.
MSNBC host Toure used the Clippers controversy to wonder if the NBA would “dig into the personal beliefs of other NBA owners.” On April 28’s “The Cycle” Toure argued, “Some of them are not the most savory folks. Some of them are bank rolling anti-gay marriage initiatives.” Just a day later, on PBS’ “NewsHour,” Charlie Pierce of Esquire Magazine posed the question, “What does Adam Silver now do, for example, with the DeVos family in Orlando, which funds anti-gay candidates and anti-gay issue ads all over the country, as well as owning the Orlando Magic? Does he talk to them?” Pierce proposed this could be a new strategy of making sure all NBA owners’ had personal views inline with the left. He said, “This is an entirely new world, and if we’re going to step into it, let’s step all the way into it.” Cue the leftist mob mentality.
John Boehner, Michelle Obama, and... a Japanese robot (?!) also made it into Jodi Miller's April 29 edition of NewsBusted. Watch the whole thing by pressing the play button on the embed below. Click here to sign up for NewsBusted in your email inbox. You can also subscribe at the NewsBusted YouTube channel here.