Skip to comments.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Blasts ‘Sleazy’ Media Glee Over Sterling’s Private Racism
Posted on 04/28/2014 6:22:30 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike
NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attacked the collective outrage emanating from Americas media over Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterlings alleged racist remarks, calling the publication of a private conversation sleazy and wondering why earlier, more public manifestations of racism failed to similarly shock.
In an op-ed published in Time, Abdul-Jabbar explains that were witnessing a veritable finger-wagging Olympics . . . all over the latest in a long line of rich white celebrities to come out of the racist closet.
Yes, Im angry, too, Abdul-Jabbar admits, but not just about the sins of Donald Sterling. Ive got a list.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
Almost anyone can be taken down at any time, and racism is one of the effective ways to do it. There is always more to it than meets the eye, but the bottom line is that the big shots couldn't really care less if Sterling is racist -- if they cared, they would have done something long ago. They didn't.
This is a teachable moment. Too bad the race hustlers got out in front of this mess and wasted it.
I heard Meta World Peace was on Greta with such an attempt. Did anyone here see it?
This is an old school NBA guy that has probably been through far more racism than any of these new jerks that are now complaining.
If racism was really a concern the media would be discussing the nasty hearted comments and politics that emanate from the Congressional Black Caucus and the NAACP, not to mention our current Attorney General and POTUS.
Kareem has it about right. Assuming the tape is legit, he’s got issues and has major consequences on the way. He’s simply in a business where that cannot stand. The person who recorded and leaked the tapes deserves jail time. There are no winners here.
Yeah, I saw the start of the Meta Peace piece on Greta, but he was so badly inarticulate, I had to change the channel.
But what does Lew Alcinder think?
Wasn’t this Muslim jackass once quoted as being gleeful at news of plane crashes carrying white passengers?
Kareem, the wordsmith. I’m impressed.
“I’ve got a list” of plenty of so-called liberals and Democrats
He thinks you can’t spell his former name.
Exactly! How honest is he willing to be?
When I was a kid, I thought his name was Lou Al Cinder. Short for Louis Allan.
Educated too. How many NBA players go around making Lord of the Fly references. How many can actually read today.
Now that there is truly funny...
I know Kareem was at one time into guns and the Single Action Shooting Society. I once ran into him at a gunshop in Orange County, California.
this guy has a list...
I have mad respect for Kareem right now. This is just astonishingly good stuff.
the truth is that no matter how many laws or regulations or decrees TPTB make, you can not make people accept certain things....
eg...most people will dutifully accept the gay marriage stuff but you have to know that a vast majority dislike and even hate that stuff and when given a chance, they're going to explode....same with race relations....you can force people together but you can not make them like each other...
its better to acknowledge that not everyone is going to like or love you and leave it at that....
Loo al Cinder?
And everybody that cared said....
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So, if were all going to be outraged, the former NBA star concluded, lets be outraged that we werent more outraged when his racism was first evident. Lets be outraged that private conversations between people in an intimate relationship are recorded and publicly played. Lets be outraged that whoever did the betraying will probably get a book deal, a sitcom, trade recipes with Hoda and Kathie Lee, and soon appear on Celebrity Apprentice and Dancing with the Stars.
I couldn't do better than that, and I've tried.
Guess Bruce Lee kicked some sense in to him afterall...
Let's not forget about the "rappers" and the typical street folks. From what I read, the only thing that Sterling said was that he did not like or care to associate with black people.
He didn’t mention Al Sharpton, who once incited a riot that led to at least one fatality, but he did lay some blame on Sterling’s gold-digger girlfriend. By the way, a photo of either Don S or his girlfriend completely ruins titillating thoughts of infidelity for me. Thanks a lot, a-holes.
Both Sterling and his girl-friend are pathetic.
She, a gold-digger with her unctuous and fake “honey” and “sweetie” and acceptance of his racism (she herself being part black) to keep the cash flowing.
He an old fool in his dotage, seemingly regressing to childhood with his whining and simplistic racism and obvious hypocrisy, playing the pathetic game of lying to himself about his age because he is able to buy a sexually attractive girlfriend.
Interesting biblical references he uses.
What did he say?
...and he really has the numbers to back it up. Unlike many of the players of the past, in his prime, he would be an absolutely formidable player even today. And...I’ve seen him, and he has a GREAT sense of humor, although you might find this hard to believe.
What I find exceptionally disgusting about this entire ugly incident, is that that the rich white liberal jerk loathes the people who are working hard and making money for him, while being having laurels bestowed upon him by his false bought-and-paid for admirers and enablers, namely, the NAACP.
LOL! There is a reference that I'd long forgotten.
But good for the big guy - a fairly reasonable assessment of this nonsense.
True... Some sanity spoken...
“Listen, kid, I’m out there busting my buns every night. Tell your old man to drag Walton & Lanier up and down the court for forty-eight minutes!”
And he didn’t mention Nets part owner Jay-Z who wore a racist medallion to a Nets game. I can’t recall the media getting too upset about that. But overall a decent article by A-J who was not the most likable person when he was younger. As a lifetime resident of Wisconsin, I remember his reaction to being selected by Milwaukee was that he’d been drafted by farmers.
California has a “two party consent” law to taping a conversation. Wonder if the race baiters care about that at all?
LOL. Great movie line!
He’s written at least one book. A true mensch.
Jabbar is into technology. He was a guest at the FIRST Robotics championships two years ago.
Best though, he’s actually smart. He corrected Alex trebeck on celebrity Jeopardy when Alex dinged him on an answer.
A Season on the Reservation: My Sojourn with the White Mountain Apaches, with Stephen Singular (2000)
Brothers in Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's Forgotten Heroes, with Anthony Walton (2004)
WTF! (In a good way) read Kareem whole statment he does seem to really get it or more to the point has a principal he following.and not the crowd....
So, here the NFL players, and the NFL “leadership” and the so-called “black leaders” are castigating an owner because of his racist remarks, and no doubt because of his racist feelings.
Yet, the NFL players and the “black leaders”, never fail to mention that, the NFL is made up of about 80% black players. If the tables were switched and the players were 80% white, they’d be screaming “racism” against the composition of the league, and attempts at “affirmative action” to get more blacks into the league would have occurred decades ago.
The only reason that the NHL is mostly white and no charges of racism haven’t been lodged, is because there aren’t enough blacks (or Hispanics) interested in the game.
Racism is something that democrats and liberals “perfected”, and now they’re using it to win favor from the “victims”. Yet, the owner of the Clippers is a democrat, which just goes to show that, if the conversations had not been taped and made public, the latest accusations against a democrat owner would not have been aired. It’s all a matter of being proactive and making sure that there is no backlash against democrats for not having taken out Sterling a long time ago.
Finally someone who is able to think rationally and not emotionally. Just because a man’s private opinions are recorded and exposed by a gold-digging harpy doesnt mean he should lose his property or livelihood.