In what can only be called a colossal disastrous PR blunder, the NBA is now planning to paint the words “Black Lives Matter” on all of their Walt Disney World arenas.
Meanwhile, as the NBA bows to their spoiled-rotten (and clueless) activist players by offering to paint the words of a proud Marxist organization on both sides of their courts, many of the players are still hell-bent on sitting out the season to show their support for Black Lives Matter.
And in the end, the only people who suffer are the fans who watch and go to the games, fans who are not interested in turning everything into a political battleground.
But owners and league officials don’t seem to care about what the fans think…and in the end, that is what will come back to bite them, because without “fans” none of this crap matters.
The NBA’s Disney courts decision follows players “insist[ing] that the fight for racial equality and social justice be a central part of the NBA’s return to play and the WNBA’s new season,” as well as several players stating they plan to stay off the court when play resumes “to focus on social justice issues,” ESPN reports.
“The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are planning to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the court inside both sidelines in all three arenas the league will use at the Walt Disney World Resort when it resumes the 2019-20 season late next month in Orlando, Florida,” ESPN reported this week, citing league sources.
Sources told the network that the WNBA is also considering painting the slogan on the sides of courts at the IMG Academy in Florida, where the WNBA’s season will resume. Along with the reference to the far-left organization behind recent protests and riots, the WNBA is considering including the phrase “Say Her Name,” a reference to Breonna Taylor, who was shot dead by police in March, on the backs of their jerseys.
NBA players have also been given the greenlight to include social justice-themed statements on the backs of their jerseys, a move first reported following a conference call with the press on Friday that including union leaders from both leagues. The leagues, they said, were in discussions with the union to allow players to put their own messages on their jerseys in order to “call attention to racial equality, social justice and police brutality,” ESPN reported.
I just don’t see how sports franchises like the NBA, NFL, and even NASCAR will win by turning the sports into an activism platform. Fans are just not going to put up with this nonsense.
Author: Wayne Dupree
Source: Life Zette: NBA will paint words ‘Black Lives Matter’ on courts to pacify activist players