Skip to comments.NBA stars to play in Obama basketball fundraiser
Posted on 11/19/2011 6:10:42 AM PST by mandaladonEdited on 11/19/2011 7:26:49 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is bringing together more than two dozen NBA stars for a fundraising basketball game next month.
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We have made kings of our jesters and jesters of our kings...
“and some of you fine informed citizens know that there in a LOCKOUT, not a Strike? right?”
The only time the word “Strike” appears on this thread is your comments.
Every group needs a token.
As do I. The NBA can take a flying leap for all I care. Also, I don't like this "one and done" business they've screwed colleges with. Let those that obviously have no interest in college save the one year of playing go right out of high school.
And just why are they being locked out?
I don’t understand it...a player contracts with a team...the team agrees to pay said player for services rendered....why should a player have a claim on anything else, other than the wage they mutually agreed to with their employer?
isnt there a legal way that would stop them from playing?
Hold on a second. If they are playing basketball and doing so. Doesnt their one game compensation apply as a donation? If so for most of these players isnt that a illegal donation since it would be over the $30,800 limit?
People always talk about "thugs" in the NBA, but college football is just as "thuggish" and people talk that sport as if it's the acme of Americanism. At least the NBA is honest about their professionalism. I'm not aware of any Jerry Sanduskys populating the league, either.
The only player I like is Dirk, and he’s German.
The left makes absolutely everything about politics. What you drive, wear, eat, where you shop, vacation, what movies or tv shows you watch, and on and on. Nothing is just pure fun. They have to politicize holidays and everythig else. This is what makes it nearly impossible to be friends with a lefty because politics isn’t just one thing or area of life...it is ALL.
White Americans make up around 6 percent of the NBA. Most of the top white players — Nowitzki, Gasol, Nash, Turkoglu, Ginobili, Stojakovic — are foreigners. It could be that talented white athletes in this country don’t pursue basketball because it’s seen as such a black sport.
That’s the players and management that can’t have any contact with each other, and if they attend the same event they can barely talk to each other.
nice job reading the thread.
post Number #16 talks about the players being on strike.
I didn;t make that up out of thin air.
I DESPISE the NBA. I hope the season is cancelled and the league of punks and criminals is disbanded. The NFL and MLB represent American values. The NBA represents anti-American, gangsta “values” - which sync perfectly with Obama’s criminal conduct and lawless behavior.
Thank you for your post. I agree.
Exactly the point.
They (the players) are being “locked out”. A “Lock Out” is when management does not like the current arrangement and then “locks” out the players in order to get a new arrangement.
In short, the Owners say that they lost 300 million dollars last season, (BS), so the players agreed to cut their share of revenue in order to cover all of the Owners losses, plus 50 million more per year.
They came to an agreement to where the owners would take 500 million off the top to cover loses/operations, and they then would share 50/50 the rest of the profits.
Then they reached an impasse, when the owners asked for modifications to the system as it pertains to player movement, payroll restrictions, and Luxury Taxes on “richer” teams. (Players are the capitalists, while the owners want a “socialist” business model.
So the players then sued the owners in federal court for anti-trust violations.
LOL. Tossing a basketball, tossing a poop; its all about the same.
don’t be ignorant.
I obviously was wrong and do apologize. I should know being snarky often comes back and bites the snark.
Gotcha - thanks......
Will the game be held at midnight?
“The NFL and MLB represent American values.”
When speaking of the American values of the NFL, are you speaking of Rae Carruth who had the woman who was bearing his child murdered or are you talking about the American values of OJ Simpson who allegedly chopped off his ex wife’s head?
“Players are the capitalists, while the owners want a socialist business model.”
I have use that very same argument on FR regarding the recent NFL lockout and was called all sorts of names.
But, here on FR you will run across many “conservatives” who will always side with pro sports owners over the players.
And the pro sports owners are indeed Socialists who take tax payer money to build their stadiums and seek millions in tax abatements.
On the other hand, the players have worked hard their entire life to develop their skills and now are the best in the world at what they do.
It is important to always keep up with statistics in sports.
Human Heads Chopped off by NBA Players-0
Human Heads Chopped off by NFL Players-2
Baloney... Robinson is an exception to the rule, and you know it!!!!
Here is Mr. Iverson who is the more typical NBA star.
And whatever the failings of Iverson, he's never sunk the murder and dogfighting standards of the "all-American" NFL.
You’re right of course. Way too easy to stereotype. The reality is that there is a spectrum of people and personalities in all walks of life. Plenty of decent people and plenty of people that you’d rather not be around. No different than your workplace or mine.
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Wonder when the NBA players redistribute their wealth?