bigolegeek said: I'm curious to your thoughts on the Atlanta Hawks owner having to sell the team after a racist statement he made in an email in 2012? I'm not surprised at all because when you make that much money and influence you feel you can say certain things or do certain things and it not come back to haunt you. I'm almost certain he was shitting a brick when the Donald Sterling issue hit hoping that this email would never see the light of day.
This is crazy. I just read the entire email and to be 100% honest, I didn’t think the vast majority of he wrote was racist. The only thing that went over the line to me was him asking for white cheerleaders because they were alll Black. That was unacceptable. Oh yeah… the kiss cam thing was over the line too.
Everything else he wrote was just shrewd business. He even mentioned that the bigoted fears of white people was causing them to stay away.
In my personal opinion, the tone of his email was like, “Yo… .white people are scared of Black people. Our games are REALLY black. Is there any way we can diversify things to raise our lagging sales? Here are my suggestions”.
To repeat, I think the cheerleader and kiss cam things were over the line. The rest was ok.
Even though he said some things that were fucked up. I never got the feeling that this guy doesn’t like Black people or that his words came from a hateful place.
Cleveland possiby trading Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love puts pressure on the team to win now.
As the roster currently stands, nobody really thinks Cleveland has a shot at beating anyone in the west. There’s no pressure because people understand that the young guys need to come along. It’s basically a free year to grow and learn with reasonable expectations.
Trading for Love wipes all of that out. Its championship or bust for a team with an overhauled roster and a rookie coach.
That’s not the wave.
A lot of sports fans on twitter are clowning Miami for signing Granger, but I like Danny a lot as a player.
He lost his job on the Pacers because he got injured, and in that timeframe of being injured Paul George emerged as a star and took his spot. When Granger got healthy there just wasn’t room for him anymore chemistry wise.
Then he went to the Clippers mid-season and never really fit in.
Dude can play. I think he can flourish on the heat. He’s definitely an upgrade from Chalmers/Beasley etc
Day 1: Multiple NBA teams reportedly interested in hiring proven Hall of fame coach Larry Brown.
Day 2: Lakers interview Larry Brown, reportedly close to signing deal.
Day 3: ESPN reports that Phil Jackson interested in hiring grocery bag of manure as new Knicks head coach.
Day 4: Lakers now interested in grocery bag of feces.
Day 5: Phil Jackson confirms he’s in fact very interested in sack of shit as new Knicks coach.
Day 6: Several teams scrambling, offering contracts to container of diarrhea without even interviewing.
Day 7: Golden State Warriors offer 5 year 50 million dollar contract and part ownership to bag of manure.
Day 8: Atlanta Hawks burn Lenny Wilkins effigy at midcourt in hopes of convincing the Gods to sway bag of manure to sign with them.
Day 9: Bag of manure decides to accept offer from Los Angeles Lakers.
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