|February 3rd, 2014||#1|
#1 Race and NBA Thread: jew Silver Succeeds jew Stern
NBA commissioner jew David Stern's hand-picked successor is a jew...named Adam Silver
[column is by jason whitlock, probably the best black sportswriter in the controlled media, and one of the best regardless of race]
same as it ever was...
One stern commissioner
David Stern failed to help basketball grow to its full potential
February 1, 2014, 2:54 AM ET
By Jason Whitlock | ESPN.com
Adam Silver and David Stern
Adam Silver, left, might just be the change in commissioner the NBA needs.
No other powerful public figure in the history of American media has controlled his narrative as effectively as David Stern. That's why, on Saturday, on the 30-year anniversary of his reign as commissioner of the NBA, Stern will step aside to a chorus of media cheers hailing him as the equal of Pete Rozelle.
This orchestrated, vanity-driven, midseason exit speaks to Stern's writing of his own narrative. Who plans to retire midseason? Yes, I'm sure Stern's exit is ceremonial and his successor, Adam Silver, has been running the league this season. But who plans a ceremonial departure? A self-important dictator.
Stern was a bully. He convinced everyone, employees and reporters who covered his league, that he was the smartest, most dangerous man in the room. His profanity-laced tantrums were legendary and effective. His ability to make his enemies uncomfortable was real.
Rozelle's equal? No. Rozelle launched the NFL past Major League Baseball. Rozelle swallowed and/or buried the leagues created to challenge the NFL. Rozelle made a game the overwhelming majority of people never play and don't understand part of Americana.
Stern gets credit for babysitting black kids and making them somewhat palatable to a small percentage of white corporate America.
That's not controversial hyperbole. The Stern narrative begins with his biographers explaining that Stern took over a league filled with black players of unsavory reputation. The NBA allegedly had a cocaine problem that other sports leagues did not have. The players were high and lazy. TV networks wouldn't even televise the NBA Finals live. Stern allegedly cleaned all this up.
Actually, I've always felt that white sports writers just didn't like how black the NBA became in the 1970s, so they sold the myth that pro basketball players used more cocaine than baseball and football players.
Without enacting any transformative drug policy, Stern magically got NBA players to kick their coke habits and play a more family-friendly brand of ball? Or maybe David Stern became commissioner roughly four years into the Magic Johnson-Larry Bird era and the infusion of a transcendent white superstar and an exciting black foil made white sports writers quit pretending the NBA used more illicit drugs than the NFL.
My money is on the latter. Bird made coverage of the NBA less racist. Bird made the league more televisable. Unless Stern coached Bird at Indiana State, Stern was simply at the right place at the right time.
He took over the NBA just before Michael Jordan arrived and just when ESPN and the "SportsCenter" highlight package were gaining massive momentum across America. Did Stern launch ESPN? I'm unaware of his role. Did he develop Chris Berman and Dan Patrick?
David Stern owes much of his success to Larry Bird's arrival along with other talented players such as Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan.
I'm not calling Stern a failure or a fraud. I'm saying he was fortunate. I'm saying his reputation outweighs his real accomplishments.
The NBA has underachieved. In the past 30 years, the league has been home to the most transcendent, recognizable and interesting athletes since Muhammad Ali -- Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Tiger Woods and Mike Tyson are the only athletes who can compete with the quartet Stern was handed.
With the pervasive popularity of rap music and a black man sitting in the White House, there's no reason to pretend the NBA has been handicapped by the blackness of basketball. There's no reason to judge Stern on some sort of curve. He doesn't get extra-credit points for running a league dominated by black players.
Basketball is America's sport. Every man, woman and child plays basketball at some point. People in wheelchairs play basketball. The game isn't expensive to play. You can play by yourself. It's accessible.
Basketball should be more popular. In my opinion, the NBA should rival the NFL. At the very least, no way should the NFL be five times more popular than the NBA. No way. Stern rode Bird, Magic and Jordan to an unprecedented level of relevance and success. The league has lost relevance since the end of that era. That's inexcusable for a league with LeBron, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and teams as likable as the Spurs, Pacers, Warriors, Thunder, etc.
Stern focused too much of the league's relevance on individual superstars at the expense of promoting teams, rivalries and championships. He has never understood the importance of the health of college basketball. College football fuels the popularity of pro football. It's just the opposite in basketball. College and NBA fans hate each other.
A great NBA commissioner during Stern's reign would've forced a conversation about ways to keep elite basketball players in college for three or four years. Stern should've been the outspoken champion of ending shamateur athletics. He should've worked tirelessly to figure out how to financially reward Kobe for attending Duke for four years.
The more popular and entertaining college basketball is, the more popular the NBA would be. If Stern was/is aware of this, I've never heard him say it publicly. What I've heard is his defenders blame the NBA players' association and its former executive director, Billy Hunter, for the league's inability to construct an agenda that moves all basketball forward.
That's a copout taken from the same script that credits Stern for cleaning up a drugged-out, black league. Translation: "He's working with black guys. What do you expect? He's handicapped."
Stern did not have an easy job. He ruled a league filled with superfamous young people. That's extremely difficult. The average NBA player is far more famous (and delusional) than the average football or baseball player. The fame is a curse and a blessing.
The racial politics of the NBA also presented problems. When Stern appropriately told his Allen Iverson-influenced players to take off their white T's, pull up their sagging pants and dress like grown men coming to work, media idiots screamed racism.
Commissioner is a tough job. Stern earned an estimated $20 million a year. I expected more from him and his league. He bullied the wrong people for the wrong reason. Given the dysfunction and immorality in NCAA athletics, the NBA commissioner is the de facto leader of all of basketball.
I don't believe Stern healed the game of American basketball. I think he contributed to its division. You can go a million other places and read about all the great things Stern accomplished during his reign. He's been writing that narrative for 30 years. Enjoy.
Last edited by Alex Linder; February 3rd, 2014 at 04:14 AM.
|February 12th, 2014||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2007
"Everyone knows the story of the little Jewish boy who asked his dad if he can be a baseball player when he grows up. The dad answered, “son, you have more chances of owning a team than playing on one.” It seems like this story couldn’t be further from the truth."
David Stern has officially announced his retirement as commissioner of the NBA. Stern revolutionized the game of basketball and had a major effect on the NBA’s popularity worldwide.
After 30 years as commissioner, Stern announced that Adam Silver will be replacing him. Besides for both being lawyers, what do they have in common? You guessed it, they’re both Jewish.
As a matter of fact, Bud Selig (commissioner of MLB), Roger Goodel (commissioner of NFL), Don Garber (commissioner of MLS) and Gary Bettman (commissioner of the NHL) are all Jewish.
Out of 32 NFL teams, 19 are owned by Jews. 17 out of 30 NBA teams are owned by Jews (In other words, if you’re watching an NBA game, there’s a 32% chance that both teams are owned by Jews). There are 10 MLB teams owned by Jews. Not to mention dozens of general managers, coaches and team presidents who are Jewish.
Some of the most successful sports agents are Jewish. Richard Lovett and Scott Boras (who represents players like Robinson Cano and Jacoby Ellsbury) are just a couple of examples.
"To survive a war, you gotta become war."
Rambo, John J.
|February 12th, 2014||#3|
Goodell isn't jewish.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is not Jewish, but he deals with a minyan/beit din of Jewish owners: Al Davis (Oakland Raiders…baruch dayan ha’emet…who died this year on Shabbat Yom Kippur and whose soul is immediately admitted to heaven according to the Jewish tradition about this special day); Dan Snyder (Washington Redskins); Arthur Blank (Atlanta Falcons); Stan Kroenke (St. Louis Rams); Randy Lerner (Cleveland Browns); Robert Kraft (New England Patriots); Malcolm Glazer (Tampa Bay Buccaneers); Zygi Wilf (Minnesota Vikings); Jeffrey Lurie (Philadelphia Eagles); John Mara and Steve Tisch (New York Giants).
Scott Dean Boras
Boras was born in Sacramento and grew up in Elk Grove, California, the son of a dairy farmer.
Sound like a jew to you?
The jew that wrote that crap is careless enough to be a white nationalist. I expect more from jews, based on experience. From WN? I really don't, sad to say.
Last edited by Alex Linder; February 13th, 2014 at 12:46 AM.
|February 13th, 2014||#4|
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Virginia, CSA
One fugly-ass, liva-lipped kike departs - and is instantly replaced by an even fuglier, liva-lippier one.
"Stick with me, boychik, and you'll go places. We're gonna keep the league out of the hands of the fucking goyim, heh heh!"
Only a jew will do.
20 million simoleons per year for that camel-sodomizer....I certainly don't begrudge people who start successful businesses getting super rich - but no goddam executive (glorified employee) is worth such an obscene amount of cash.
"First: Do No Good." - The Hymiecratic Oath
"The man who does not exercise the first law of nature—that of self preservation — is not worthy of living and breathing the breath of life." - John Wesley Hardin
|April 27th, 2014||#5|
[la clippers are a pro basketball owned by an anglicized jew named donald stirling. he hates niggers. and, as a landlord, has been sued for discriminating against them in the past. a real mensch, you might say]
Clippers wear warm-up shirts inside-out to protest alleged comments by team's owner
By Marc J. Spears
OAKLAND, Calif. – The Los Angeles Clippers wore their shooting shirts and practice jerseys inside-out before their playoff game against the Golden State Warriors Sunday afternoon in a protest against the alleged racial comments attributed to Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
The Clippers discussed the possibility of boycotting Game 4 of their first-round playoff series with the Warriors in a team meeting Saturday after the alleged comments were made public, but opted to play. The players haven't commented much on the controversy, allowing coach Doc Rivers to speak for the team.
As the Clippers players took the court before Sunday's game, they all tossed their warm-up jackets with the Clippers name on the front to midcourt and then warmed up with their shooting shirts inside out.
The players also wore black wristbands on their left arms and black socks as part of the protest. Sterling did not attend the game, but his wife Shelly sat across from the bench wearing black.
The Clippers players are contemplating making a bigger statement during Game 5 of the series against the Warriors on Tuesday in Los Angeles, a source told Yahoo Sports. The source said the players needed more time to decide what they wanted to do and would prefer a stronger statement on their home floor at Staples Center.
Rivers admitted before the game he was a little worried about how his players were doing in the aftermath of the report.
"You know, from a coaching standpoint, you're concerned," Rivers said. "They've been pulled in a million directions over the last 24 hours, and so that's a fact."
Rivers said the Clippers had tried to prepare for the game as normal as possible, but admitted the controversy had become a distraction.
"The mental preparation, on the other hand, I just – honestly, I don't know," Rivers said. "Because, listen, as much as this is basketball, this is life. And our guys, they have family. They have friends. And they have cell phones. And I can't imagine how much they've been pulled on and talked to and what you should do and what you shouldn't do and what you should say. And that's abnormal to a normal playoff game."
NBA commissioner jew Adam Silver was at Sunday's game and expected to meet with Sacramento mayor and ex-NBA player Kevin Johnson, who is representing the National Basketball Player's Association.
Silver said Saturday the NBA hoped to complete its investigation of the alleged comments within a few days. He would not specify any possible sanctions or punishment.