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  •  Fine but I'm not...................... (1+ / 0-)
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    UntyingTheNot

    I'm a Tobacco Road basketball fan who has followed our superstars to various NBA teams.  The Clippers at the moment have two of them and I intend to watch their games.  They, and their teammates and their coach should not be punished for what that racist pig of an owner has done.  They're are a championship caliber team in the midst of the playoffs and I expect they will come out at 3:30, heads held high and playing to win.

    Proud to be a Democrat

    by Lying eyes on Sat Apr 26, 2014 at 11:24:07 PM PDT

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    •  I can understand, especially as a UNC fan (1+ / 0-)
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      a2nite

      I just won't be comfortable watching as long as I'm helping Sterling's bottom line - or at least until the NBA acts, providing some indication through action that this is unnacceptable.

      And if it appears it is acceptable, I'll watch other sports for a while. While I feel for the players, any attention a boycott or drop in ratings or revenue attracts to removing racism from the NBA is well worth it imo - fighting the acceptance of overtly racist employers is bigger than any team or playoff run.

      "Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking." -Keynes

      by UntyingTheNot on Sat Apr 26, 2014 at 11:42:51 PM PDT

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    •  That's weak and Dean Smith would not stand for it (0+ / 0-)

      I hated him when he was a coach, but respect him as a man. He's fought racism and ignorance. Some things are more important than basketball. This is one of them.

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