NBA

Look What Bigotry Cost North Carolina

Check out Governor Pat McCrory's freakout below:

The 2017 NBA All-Star Game will move from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of that state's controversial transgender bathroom law, the league announced Thursday.

The league said it would make an announcement about where the February game would be played in the coming weeks.

    The NBA also said it hopes to hold the 2019 game in Charlotte "provided there is an appropriate resolution to this matter."

    Gov. Pat McCrory slammed the decision.

    "The sports and entertainment elite, (N.C.) Attorney General Roy Cooper and the liberal media have for months misrepresented our laws and maligned the people of North Carolina simply because most people believe boys and girls should be able to use school bathrooms, locker rooms and showers without the opposite sex present," the governor said. "Left-wing special interest groups have no moral authority to try and intimidate the large majority of American parents who agree in common-sense bathroom and shower privacy for our children."

    The National Basketball Association is a billion-dollar money-making enterprise, not a "left wing special interest group." If you are going to tell these entities that your bigoted state is open for business, don't be shocked then they protect their own business interests and reject the offer to be associated with intolerance and hatred.

    In a decent America, this would lead the citizens of North Carolina to conclude that their legislature and their governor do not accurately reflect their values. This is no longer a decent America; this will allow everyone to double down and claim victimhood. But, hey--the market has spoken.

    Will They Accept the Warriors?

    When a team breaks a record like this, you can be well assured that there's going to be controversy:

    The Golden State Warriors tied the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record with the most wins in a season in their 72nd victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night. The Warriors’ 92-86 win also ended the Spur’s 39-game winning streak at home, making Golden State the first team to win in San Antonio all season. Stephen Curry led the team with another all-star performance, ending the game with 35 points. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points for the Spurs while Kawhi Leonard added 20 and 13 boards.

    The most compelling reason for refusing to give the Golden State Warriors their due is that no one really plays defense anymore. Long gone are the days when players were physical enough to prevent players from taking shots from a distance. 

    Plenty of players from the team holding the record have been very gracious, something that should give pause to anyone who says that this doesn't count.

     

    That's No Way to Run a Franchise


    Now, this could turn out to be a hoax of some kind--something that wouldn't surprise me in the least. It could turn out to be something written as a draft and sent by accident or created entirely in someone's attempt to speak with Dolan's authority.

    But, if it is as authentic as advertised, the NBA has another owner to get rid of. The New York Knicks should be taken away from Mr. Dolan, just as the Los Angeles Clippers were taken away from Donald Sterling.

    Sir Charles is Right Again

    I have always appreciated the heck out of Charles Barkley:

    I've always said if America, instead of trying to bring up this issue every couple of years to get elected...Ya know the governor she's not even a real governor. She's the interim governor. She's trying to get elected and John McCain is trying to get back in the ballgame from getting his ass kicked by Barack last time.
    So they're doing anything to rile up the good 'ol boy network. But what I think we need to do is find a way to get people who work their behind off a path to citizenship more than anything. That's the way to do it. But it's a disgrace the way it is right now."

    The man is telling the truth. Can American listen to the truth and deal with it? I hope so.

    Barkley adds this as well:

    Dan Patrick: You're a resident of Arizona, I'm curious if you think baseball should get involved with the immigration law. Do you like that they're standing up for their players to say we're concerned about this law?
    Barkley: I think we all need to. As a black person, I'm always against any form of discrimination or racial profiling. I really respect Adrian Gonzalez for coming out and saying something. I didn't realize that in the major leagues there's 30 percent Hispanic players, and in the minor leagues it's like 50. Those are some daunting numbers. I think that we need to do two things. Living in Arizona, I'm disappointed that we came up with the law. But we need to do two things. We need to find a way to get these immigrants their citizenship, that's the first thing, is to find a way to help them get citizenship. I'm very disappointed in John McCain. He used to be somebody I really admired and respected. The second thing, to me, would be very simple. Anybody who hires immigrants, you just fine them. They're not working for other immigrants. Fine and penalize the people they're working for, because most of those immigrants here are busting their hump, doing a great job, and to go after them every couple years because you want to raise hell doing something to get re-elected, that's disrespectful and disgusting.

    You can't get this kind of insight from the political punditry class right now. To offend Senator McCain, who is in worse shape in his home state than month-old diapers and fishwrap left in the sun, is anathema to the chattering class.

    Who out there is telling it like it is? The problem is not illegal immigration. The problem is the exploitation of a cheap labor force that is working for wages just above poverty in order to get ahead.

    Hey, I have some other blogs, too...

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