Colin Kaepernick was a player that virtually no one in the world had ever heard of. His talent was less than average for the league and he offered will little on the field. Still, when the social justice warriors and the ever-divisive souls in Black Lives Matter got wind of his kneeling stunt, he was embraced as a god. Well, how much more influence could a person will real talent have?
The world may sadly find out the answer to that question as the blight of anthem disrespect heads to the N.B.A. None other than Sports Illustrated has published a new piece showing that as the national anthem played, “all Cavaliers players stood while linking arms, while the Celtics players stood as normal.”
At least the Celtics deserve praise.
He also wore shoes that said, “equality” on them, which is somewhat ironic since, if he actually he got equality, he would not be making $30 million dollars. That is the kind of “oppression and inequality” that a lot of us would be happy to have!
— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) October 17, 2017
“I will in my voice, I will in my passion, I will in my money, I will in my resources to my youth and my inner city and outside my inner city to let these kids know that there is hope, there is greater walks of life, and not one individual, no matter if it’s the president of the United States…can stop your dreams from becoming a reality,” James preached as if he had never read a newspaper.
If he had bothered to read one, he may have seen that Trump just allotted $200 million dollars towards inner city IT education, as the Conservative Daily Post documented recently.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver has made it clear that he wants players to stand for the anthem, and while Lebron James did do that, he broke the very spirit of the rule.
“We have a rule that requires our players to stand for the anthem,” said Silver in no uncertain terms.
The Cavs link arms during the national anthem before tonight's season opener vs. the Celtics pic.twitter.com/VY6wFzE4CP
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 18, 2017
He went on to say that “It’s been our rule as long as I’ve been involved with the league, and my expectation is that our players will continue to stand for the anthem.”
It may need to be that if a player gives ANY nod towards an agenda during the anthem, if they do ANYTHING other than stand with their hand upon their heart, then a boycott similar to what the N.F.L. is suffering needs to happen.
If not, who knows how far this faux movement will spread?