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LeBron James backs off talk of NBA boycott
northjersey.com ^ | 5/15/14 | ANDY VASQUEZ

Posted on 05/15/2014 5:26:07 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

The talk before Wednesday night’s Game 5 between the Nets and Heat was about a potential boycott by the NBA players next season.

Roger Mason Jr., vice president of the NBA players association, said in an interview Tuesday that LeBron James would not play if Donald Sterling, the owner of the Clippers, still owned the team at the start of next season. Mason later backtracked on Twitter, but James was forced to respond before the game.

"At the end of the day as players, we see what [commissioner] Adam Silver is doing and he’s moving forward," the Miami superstar said. "If he continues … to move aggressively on the situation, then as players we have nothing to worry about."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nba; thugs
Maybe some high priced lawyer told these clowns their bling would be cut off if they don't play...I don't think they suddenly developed a respect for property rights.
1 posted on 05/15/2014 5:26:07 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

“...LeBron James would not play if Donald Sterling, the owner of the Clippers, still owned the team at the start of next season.”

Doesn’t he have a contractual committment with the team?


2 posted on 05/15/2014 5:31:31 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: SoFloFreeper

They should respect property rights….they all have a lot of property……
Let’s call it LeBronanomics.


3 posted on 05/15/2014 5:33:54 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I don’t watch thug ball so I don’t care Lebron.


4 posted on 05/15/2014 5:35:00 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

So the NBA players do not believe in America and the judicial system we have?
Sorry Mr James. Sterling certainly is a jerk and an asshat. However if that criteria is used for banishment then your league would lose half its players..........


5 posted on 05/15/2014 5:36:59 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American - Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Maybe they got the latest TV ratings after he made that threat? Whites are not welcome to watch that game.

Pray America wakes up


6 posted on 05/15/2014 5:38:52 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 is here)
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To: bray

NFL draft was not playing a game just picking players for a team killed the NBA in playoff games in the ratings.


7 posted on 05/15/2014 5:52:13 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: SoFloFreeper

Exactly. A boycott sounded great until his lawyer pointed out that his team could stop paying him. What a joke.


8 posted on 05/15/2014 5:56:17 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SECURE AMERICA
So the NBA players do not believe in America and the judicial system we have?

They want a lynching.

9 posted on 05/15/2014 5:57:57 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
What possible difference could it make in my life in a bunch of millionaires don't throw a big ball through a metal ring? These idiots have to be reminded that basketball is a spectator sport.
10 posted on 05/15/2014 6:03:10 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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Why anybody watches this sport in the first place I have no idea. It would be more entertaining to carve all of the letters of the alphabet into my teeth with an emory board.


11 posted on 05/15/2014 6:04:17 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%i)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Methinks his agent couldn’t have been too happy with his remarks.


12 posted on 05/15/2014 6:05:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dsrtsage

I believe I’ve finally given up on professional sports. Nor more NBA, NFL, or MLB.


13 posted on 05/15/2014 6:18:05 AM PDT by 04-Bravo
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To: dsrtsage

I am dying. Sports are a great diversion. I’s sure tens of thousand others feel the same way. So, take your negativism elsewhere, Sweet Cakes!


14 posted on 05/15/2014 6:22:07 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: SoFloFreeper

Thug reaction from “LeBro” who will probably be filing for bankruptcy within 5 years of his retirement.


15 posted on 05/15/2014 6:26:20 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What’s more there are lots of college players ready to enter the pros and get their millions. So James, who already has about 50 million or more, is telling these players, “sorry, we’ve got this boycott going on. You don’t need a millions bucks anyway. Stay in school and get that worthless degree in Black Studies. You’ll stay poor as a church mouse because of this boycott, but I’ll still be living large. Maybe there won’t even be a league in a few years because of this boycott. We’ll destroy the league. But I’ll still have 50 million bucks. Ha, ha.”


16 posted on 05/15/2014 6:27:29 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: SMARTY
Maybe LeBron would just boycott Heat-Clipper’s games if Mr. Sterling remains as the owner. :)
17 posted on 05/15/2014 6:27:56 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: 04-Bravo

The only professional one I watch, is Major League Lacrosse. Those guys make next to nothing and play hard. I guess me being a former lax player helps. :)


18 posted on 05/15/2014 6:28:20 AM PDT by mothball
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To: 2001convSVT

Maybe Holder can get him a ‘pass’ to throw his team and his contract under the bus... and do what ever he wants just like he doesn’t have any contract at all!!


19 posted on 05/15/2014 6:40:02 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: 04-Bravo; All
I believe I’ve finally given up on professional sports. Nor more NBA, NFL, or MLB

You and me both buddy, I've had it with their pink shoes and PC crap! From now on I will find other ways to entertain myself rather than watching a bunch of spoiled, loudmouthed millionaires play a kid's game! Eff 'em all

20 posted on 05/15/2014 6:48:16 AM PDT by notdownwidems (Vote Republican! We're 1/10 of 1% better than the other guys!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I watched five minutes of a game, the other night. All I saw three or four guys trying to score all by themselves. I didn’t see a single play run or anything like team play. Bored, I changed the channel.

First five minutes of major league streetball, I have watched in years.


21 posted on 05/15/2014 7:00:12 AM PDT by razorback-bert (Due to the high price of ammo, no warning shot will be fired.)
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To: dsrtsage
Why anybody watches this sport in the first place I have no idea

Not everybody's team sucks; and waiting for Beiber updates on the E channel is not for the rest of us.

22 posted on 05/15/2014 11:32:44 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: SoFloFreeper
Just another athlete , UNLIKE MICHAEL JORDAN, who has become DRUNK on his own power.

NO ONE is BIGGER than the GAME.

23 posted on 05/15/2014 2:01:23 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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