Skip to comments.LeBron James to lead boycott in 2014-15 if Donald Sterling still owns Clippers
Posted on 05/14/2014 1:39:27 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
....the National Basketball Players Association has made it clear they want both Sterlings removed by the start of the 2014-15 season, and one of the players unions executives is threatening a boycott, led by four-time MVP LeBron James, if that deadline isnt met.
If its not handled by
the start of next season, I dont see how were playing basketball, NBPA vice president Roger Mason Jr. said in an interview with Showtimes Jim Rome. We have player reps, weve got executive committee members
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Or, alternatively, Mrs. Sterling, you fight it, too.
I think watching this would be at least as entertaining as watching NBA games.
Not a chance they would “boycott”.
Much more entertaining. . . . .
I can't boycott the games. . . . . . because I don't watch them.
It would beat hell out of watching Michael Sam play tonsil hockey with his boyfriend on national TV!
Scorched earth baby!!!
would anyone notice?
Its more awful that taxpayers are funding buildings for millionaires & billionaires owners and players! From what I hear tickets, food at these sports events are costly. So boycott Sterling’s Clippers heck no. Boycott the NBA for fiscally raping taxpayers, approve of that.
well sir, an opportunity to bring the whole nba down. once in a lifetime.
The tranny of the black minority.
Complaints about racism have bombarded us to the point it is now just background noise.
I would LOVE to ask this hypocritical POS to his face and on camera how EXACTLY he justifies blacks running around the planet yelling ‘nigger’ while being mortally wounded over this fiasco.
I want to see him say on camera “It’s OK when we do it with each other” so I can then ask how that isn’t racist to the core and a slap in the face to MLK’s vision of racial harmony. I want to ask him why he considers ‘separate but equal’ a good idea.
It’s a simple thing that we all talk about all the time. But you NEVER EVER see it thrown in their face where they can’t duck it.
UGH. Watching a dog go DO DO would beat that ugly scene. . .
This is all engineered to guarantee BLACK ownership of the Clippers. There can be no forgiveness or compromise, because black groups have been promised that ownership will be granted to a black owner/ownership group as a type of reparation for what Sterling said.
Mark it down. There will be white suitors who will be ignored in favor of a lesser offer from a minority group.
boycotts are a two-way street. College ball is more fun anyway
let the idiots boycott, and people can watch this instead.
It depends. If a bunch of overplayed, overrated, princesses sat out, and the NBA had to use players that knew how to work as a team and how to make an assist once and a while...people would notice.
“Its more awful that taxpayers are funding buildings for millionaires & billionaires owners and players!”
The NBA would not exist without subsidies. It is a creature of the corporatist welfare society:
1) The development of its athletes are subsidized in the farm system (colleges and universities). In turn the higher education system in the US is highly subsidized with taxpayer money.
2) As you pointed out the sports arenas and training centers are paid for by local taxpayers in most instances. Most of these taxpayers, from whom money is extorted by the government, never see a game or visit these facilities.
3) Despite the fact the facilities are owned by the public, the agreements with the teams often allow the teams to control the revenue from concessions and parking as well as lease the facilities for below market rates. The local government (i.e. taxpayer) is on the hook for depreciation and maintenance of the facility at a cost that far exceeds the revenue from rents.
4) Every decade or so, owners declare facilities outdated and threaten to move the team if they don’t get multimillion dollar upgrades or a new facility, funded of course by the taxpayer. Almost without exception, local government cave to this extortion.
5) Television revenues, not ticket sales, fund the extraordinary salaries and lifestyles of the players. Without forced bundling of sports cable channels, such as ESPN, television revenues would not be nearly as high. Essentially bundling is a forced subsidy of professional sports, including the NBA. Cable customers who never watch a game are forced to pay for the sports networks who in turn pay to televise the games. Unbundle cable, moving to a pay for channel or pay per view system and watch television sports revenue drop precipitously, putting the leagues, owners and players in a huge bind.
6) No doubt there are special tax breaks and direct subsidies the teams, if not the players, receive we don’t even know about.
The owners and players of professional sports franchises are multimillionaires and billionaires subsidized by the taxpayer. It is long past time to get the taxpayer out of professional sports and stop forcing consumers of cable television to subsidize sports networks. If owners had to pay for their buildings, their player farm system, and cable services were unbundled the economics of the game would change overnight as market forces came into play. There would be fewer teams, player salaries would drop, consumer cable television bills would be lower (except for those who want to watch the games) and the ownership and maintenance costs for arenas would be privatized.
Let the billionaire owners and players compete in a free, unsubsidized market for a while and perhaps their boorish behavior would improve.