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    NBA, NBPA reportedly approve social justice messages on jerseys

    The NBA and its players association have reportedly agreed on social justice messages that can be displayed on the back of jerseys.


    ESPN's Marc Spears revealed the news.

    The list of the approved suggested social messages, per the source, for the back of the NBA jerseys: Black Lives Matter; Say Their Names; Vote; I Can't Breathe; Justice; Peace; Equality; Freedom; Enough; Power to the People; Justice Now; Say Her Name; Sí Se Puede (Yes We Can); Liberation; See Us; Hear Us; Respect Us; Love Us; Listen; Listen to Us; Stand Up; Ally; Anti-Racist; I Am A Man; Speak Up; How Many More; Group Economics; Education Reform; and Mentor.


    The 29 different messages are intended to help keep the focus on topics such as police brutality and systemic racism. Last week, the NBA and NBPA agreed that shedding light on these issues will be a shared goal of the 2019-20 season restart in Orlando.


    “The league and the players are uniquely positioned to have a direct impact on combating systemic racism in our country, and we are committed to collective action to build a more equal and just society,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. “A shared goal of our season restart will be to use our platform in Orlando to bring attention to these important issues of social justice."


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    So u could have a last name like world peace?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyvegas13 View Post
    So u could have a last name like world peace?
    I'm not sure, but I don't see "All Lives Matter" on the list

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    Get woke go broke.

    Stern once banned ghetto clothes in post game press conferences bc the league was getting too ghetto.

    Now, they are going way the other way. This is going to be awesome when the NBA loses 70% of their TV audience. Just look at ESPN’s ratings after they went woke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBR Tony View Post
    I'm not sure, but I don't see "All Lives Matter" on the list
    also don't see "end welfare" or "end food stamps"

    incentivizing lazy behavior and generational poverty doesn't seem like it's in our common best interests

    also what about "end female talking in movie theaters"... i saw 3 urban girls walk in to the movie late last night, and i knew i was doomed from there, in 90 minutes i don't think they were quiet for 30 seconds combined

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    Seems racist, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by milwaukee mike View Post
    also don't see "end welfare" or "end food stamps"

    incentivizing lazy behavior and generational poverty doesn't seem like it's in our common best interests

    also what about "end female talking in movie theaters"... i saw 3 urban girls walk in to the movie late last night, and i knew i was doomed from there, in 90 minutes i don't think they were quiet for 30 seconds combined
    I don’t see “stop gang violence”

    Or “stop premarital sex”

    Or “stop using drugs”.

    You want to bring the black race into the same economic levels as other races, start there.

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    Where are the messages for "Do Not Resist Arrest", "Do Not Grab Police Weapons", "Do Not Fight Back", "Do Not Run From Police"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bcatswin View Post
    Seems racist, no?
    if a player doesn't have one of the sayings, is he called a racist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBR Tony View Post
    if a player doesn't have one of the sayings, is he called a racist?
    yes

    they will be cancelled and joe biden will say "you ain't black"
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    Quote Originally Posted by milwaukee mike View Post
    also don't see "end welfare" or "end food stamps"

    incentivizing lazy behavior and generational poverty doesn't seem like it's in our common best interests

    also what about "end female talking in movie theaters"... i saw 3 urban girls walk in to the movie late last night, and i knew i was doomed from there, in 90 minutes i don't think they were quiet for 30 seconds combined
    maybe they can use that one for the WNBA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plaza23 View Post
    I don’t see “stop gang violence”
    Or “stop premarital sex”
    Or “stop using drugs”.
    You want to bring the black race into the same economic levels as other races, start there.

    Add "Do Not Swipe and Run Off with a Cop's Taser As You are Being Arrested" to the list. Could be a wrap around message.

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    Kanye west 2020

    now that’s a good one

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    I wonder if players will argue over which slogan that they want to wear. I can see some guys wanting certain slogans just for themselves so they look original.

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    jerseys, no jerseys, shirts vs skins, don't matter.

    Clippers in 6.

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    isn't "power to the people" a Black POWER thing???

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBR Tony View Post
    isn't "power to the people" a Black POWER thing???
    It was a John Lenon song. I don't think it was about black power. I think Bernie was using it for his campaigns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBR Tony View Post
    isn't "power to the people" a Black POWER thing???
    Only if u put ur fist in the air

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plaza23 View Post
    Get woke go broke.

    Stern once banned ghetto clothes in post game press conferences bc the league was getting too ghetto.

    Now, they are going way the other way. This is going to be awesome when the NBA loses 70% of their TV audience. Just look at ESPN’s ratings after they went woke.
    end of thread

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    Rather support and watch the Monkeys at the zoo

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    Gordon Haywood petitioned for "White Devil"

    They said no

    He next asked for Larry Bird

    They said no

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    nothing on Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood??

    like, "move to Englewood and get a free Gun & bullets" , "You have two shots to move out of Englewood"
    "No lives matter in Englewood"

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    LeBron James says he won’t wear a message

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plaza23 View Post
    Get woke go broke.

    Stern once banned ghetto clothes in post game press conferences bc the league was getting too ghetto.

    Now, they are going way the other way. This is going to be awesome when the NBA loses 70% of their TV audience. Just look at ESPN’s ratings after they went woke.
    Plaza, I think you are correct here. I don't really understand this. Certainly, I am all for free speech but they will further alienate a ton of their fans. I don't want to tell them to shut up and play but why not do all of this outside the business of the NBA schedule, bubble, etc... Would any of you bring a protest into your workplace? HELL NO. They already have huge platforms they can have their management team, handlers and entourage manage. These guys just have so much money they think they are invincible. That money is heavily tied to viewership, ticket sales, shoes, sponsors, etc... by paying customers who do not look like them and probably do not feel comfortable here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyvegas13 View Post
    LeBron James says he won’t wear a message
    Cuck wasn't available for him.

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    James smart if that true

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    Sweet..

    NBA is going to be must watch TV...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    James smart if that true
    Yup

    he isn’t looking to make any statement

    just wants the trophy

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    I think he was also worried about his endorsements and didn’t want to take the heat from white people

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    Jimmy Butler won’t get his wish to wear no name on the back of his jersey during the NBA restart.

    Butler said last Tuesday he wanted to wear no name on his nameplate, saying that no name and no message would go back to “who I was.” According to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press, however, Butler will not be permitted to do so, as the uniform player agreement requires something to be on the back of a jersey.

    Butler explicitly said he did not want to wear his own name, so it will be interesting if he chooses one of the pre-approved social justice phrases in light of the decision.

    The Heat guard certainly appears ready for the season based on his bubble activities. We just don’t know what will be in the back of his uniform yet.
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    According to reports, the NBPA and Russell Westbrook’s apparel company, Honor The Gift, have joined forces to create a line which will include more options including Systemic Racism; Police Reform; I Can’t Breathe; No Justice No Peace; Break the Cycle; Strange Fruit; By Any Means; Power to the People; Equality; and Am I Next?

    The apparel will be in the form of shirts worn by the players.
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    just more reason not to watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr KLC View Post
    According to reports, the NBPA and Russell Westbrook’s apparel company, Honor The Gift, have joined forces to create a line which will include more options including Systemic Racism; Police Reform; I Can’t Breathe; No Justice No Peace; Break the Cycle; Strange Fruit; By Any Means; Power to the People; Equality; and Am I Next?

    The apparel will be in the form of shirts worn by the players.
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    yep i will not watch here, plenty to bet on without this crap, you guys can have this crap, maybe we can get lucky and this will get shut down sooner than later....

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    Nobody can even read those

    maybe that’s the point

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