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NBA, Newsweek Explain Away League’s Social Justice Unpopularity

Culture
December 1st, 2020 2:00 PM

It’s been nearly two months since the increasingly unpopular NBA stumbled to the end of the 2020 season, but its spineless commissioner and a reliably left-wing sports-writer are still making excuses for America tuning out the social justice-crazy league. Commissioner Adam Silver said in a GQ interview that there is zero data for claims by President Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz that…

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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.

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USA Today Acknowledges NBA's All-Out War on Trump

Culture
October 28th, 2020 12:52 PM

LeBron James and other social justice warriors in the NBA have been talking a lot about "change" this year, and a USA Today story confirms that it's a full-fledged war on President Donald Trump's bid for re-election.

Burst Bubble: NBA Final Game 1 Ratings Down 45 Percent

Culture
October 2nd, 2020 9:39 AM

Well here’s some news to break the heart. Yahoo Sports reports that “Game 1 of the Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat brought in only 7.41 million viewers to ABC, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That is reportedly the lowest viewership seen for the Finals since at least 1994, when total viewers began to be regularly recorded.”

 

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

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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.

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Woke Insanity: CNN Decides That Saying a Black Person's Name Is Racist

August 12th, 2020 5:11 PM

On Tuesday afternoon’s CNN Newsroom, host John King decided with Washington Post White House Reporter Toluse Olorunnipa that naming a black person and criticizing a sports league is racist. The woke hacks insanely declared that President Trump was using racist “dog whistles” by “naming a black man” when Trump stated that Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) would be in charge of Joe…

When the Counterculture Becomes the Culture

August 7th, 2020 11:22 AM

In November 2015, three years after taking the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl, quarterback Colin Kaepernick was benched in favor of Blaine Gabbert, a career journeyman most recently unsuccessful with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The following preseason, Kaepernick began donning garb designed to mock police officers, including socks with cops dressed as pigs.

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Awful: CNN REFUSES to Ask NBA Commish About China Ties, Biden Donation

July 30th, 2020 3:14 AM

Hours after ESPN decided to stand up to China on Wednesday by publishing a devastation piece on player abuse at the NBA’s Chinese academies, CNN and Situation Room host Wolf Blitzer brought on NBA commissioner Adam Silver for a 16-minute segment that not only ignored the league’s love affair with the communist, concentration camp-running country, but Silver’s support for Joe Biden.…

Hypocritical: China-Apologist LeBron James Forming Voting Rights Group

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June 11th, 2020 4:10 PM

Known liberal multimillionaire NBA star LeBron James appears to want in on the SJW action. James is joining a group of other prominent “black athletes and entertainers” to start “a new group aimed at protecting African-Americans’ voting rights,” The New York Times reported June 10. James, along with others, are reportedly “seizing on the widespread fury against racial injustice that…

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Nets Fail to Call Foul on NBA Exacting Chinese Censorship on Americans

October 10th, 2019 9:48 PM
While failing CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell suggested the NBA was in a “free speech dispute with China,” the facts of the matter showed the league was perfectly fine with cracking down on free speech targeting the murderous communist state. In back to back nights, the NBA ejected peaceful advocates for democracy and freedom in Hong Kong from games here in the U.S.…
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Fox Sports’ Whitlock: NBA ‘Strangling’ on its Own China ‘Hypocrisy’

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October 9th, 2019 2:23 PM
Remember way back in 2018 when “Shut up and dribble” was a horrible thing to say to millionaire athletes who are paid to, er, dribble? Times sure have changed. (Or maybe the phrase sounds better said with a Chinese accent?) Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock remembers that too, which is why he said on Speak for Yourself Tuesday, “The NBA is strangling on its own hypocrisy.…

WashPost Editorial Hammers NBA as Paper Publishes Chinese Propaganda

October 8th, 2019 4:50 PM
Tuesday’s “Democracy Dies in Darkness” Washington Post print edition ran a strongly-worded editorial condemning the supposedly woke NBA for showing more interest in pleasuring the murderous Chinese regime than defending freedom. But there’s a catch to all this in that The Post’s sales department has exhibited a penchant for periodically offering an insert…

NYT Lauds Lefty NBA: Only ‘Louts’ Want Athletes to ‘Stick to Sports'

October 4th, 2019 12:57 PM
John Branch’s ostensible sports column on the front of Thursday’s New York Times Sports section welcomed the return of pro basketball, “Unlike Most Leagues, the N.B.A. Gets Real.” But Branch is being slippery. When he lauds “meaningful conversations” he appaerntly only means liberal political activism. For instance: "[Steve] Kerr...does not keep his gun-…