Woj F Bomb!

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  1. KSF-ERIC

    KSF-ERIC Well-Known Member

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    Basically that he wants the NBA players to wear other statements that express other views. That makes no sense. These statements on the jerseys are the PLAYERS' views. It's a players UNION. The Senator isn't in the NBA so he doesn't get to choose.
     
  2. handiman

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    Then why are players saying they wish they had more options? It sounded to me like the league worked with a select group of players (not sure if it was solely union reps) to come up with the list that was given to the players.

    They said it was to allow the players to make social justice statements. If the NBA said it's specifically to allow Black Lives Matter statements, please provide a supporting reference.
     
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    You're mixing up two issues. There are the approved statements that the players can choose from, and the ones they actually choose. Expanding the list would have been a smart move, whether or not any of the non-BLM related ones were chosen.
     
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  4. Wizard Mentor

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    Can't fire Woj... he knows where the bodies are buried.
     
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    "Opposing statements" says it all. Gtfo.
     
  6. handiman

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    Maybe not my best word choice there, but your response says you only want to hear stuff that you agree with?
     
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    Maybe the perfect choice of words because that is sort of the point. The only reason to hijack this current, pertinent movement and insert unrelated causes is to dilute the message. This is a historic and solemn affair that has built itself up from the ground to international recognition. It deserves its time in the spotlight.

    Hawley can fuck off. He is trolling. Find me players that support his ideas and you won't find any (other than Kyrie Irving maybe), but if you did they can fuck off too.

    @dviss1 was right. People might not liked hearing it, but he was right. All this griping and these queries--"Oh, I'm just asking"--about the fight for EQUALITY. I've said this before too, people are harboring some dark thoughts in here.

    Back to Hawley, and your posts, I suppose. What prompted you to take this stance? An intellectual exercise? Ha. And what prompted Hawley to write this letter to Adam Silver, do you figure, if it wasn't to whittle away at the legitimacy of BLM? Or at the very least, make it divisive, by throwing out "opposing statements" and snarky allusions to the NBA's financial ties to China? He's saying we should make BLM into a Kindergarten exercise. "Save the Whales!" "Spay and Neuter your Pets!" "Peace in the Middle East!" It is dumb and it is steeped in racism. And this is my point, this isn't about the troops or China or whatever, it is about BLACK LIVES. Clearly, that is not important to all. And many have made this clear. But if it isn't important to you, then do as Woj suggested, and fuck off.

    Edit: The final "you" of my diatribe is meant to be the universal you and not @handiman specifically.
     
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  8. BLAZINGGIANTS

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    Was this the biggest Woj bomb of all?
     
  9. Chris Craig

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    He is not getting fired
     
  10. Chris Craig

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    Woj should not have fallen for the troll bait, he is far better than the arrogant Hawley. Woj's intelligence is not in question here, his restraint perhaps. But, I dont blame him for going off on Hawley.

    There are no players who want to wear back the blue or support the troops. Their minds are on BLM
     
  11. BLAZINGGIANTS

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    Beyond the use of vulgar language, the lack of restraint when being trolled, etc....

    Can someone provide me a summary of the situation and what Woj did wrong?
     
  12. Chris Craig

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    I think he used his work email, so his fuck you was uttered as an ESPN employee. Which is the part that doesn't look good.
     
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    So this will be shocking but I'm with Woj. Sen. Hawley is shook. The most powerful voice that is filled almost exclusively with black voices and allies, is the NBA (see how fast Sterling was shown the door). Now they are uniting to try and topple the white supremacy that guys like Hawley depend on to stay in power. I doubt most of the NBA supports our oversized, superpower, warmongering military (not the troops that make it up but the politicians that continue to grow it with tax dollars that could be spent digging black people out of the hole of oppression) so "support our troops" translates into forget about the black lives matter movement, forget about social injustice and the reform needed to correct it and just keep growing that huge ass military. The players definitely don't want to "back the blue" in this moment of collective support for defunding a currently flawed and again oversized system that aims itself at and executes the role of oppressing and yes far too often killing black people. It may be important to note that defunding in most people's minds who support it means to stop overspending on authoritarianism in our streets or even that we reallocate the funds currently being used to oppress through uneven authoritarianism to programs that both protect and repair communities.

    As far as China goes that message is really clear, the body of the NBA, the players don't care as much about the human rights violations being committed half way around the world as they do the human rights violations being committed right here, right now, against black people. The head of the NBA, the owners, could do a better job of communicating the fact that their stance is akin to "China buys shoes too" I think I got one owner's quote wrong but you get the picture. Eventually this problematic NBA foreign policy will need to be addressed in a different way but that is not what the body of the NBA wants the head addressing at this moment. It's strange that other companies that make billions through deals with China, who don't have the unique demographic and voice the NBA does, aren't being called on by the Sen. Hawley's of the world to do something about what's going on over there. Could that be because these other companies who are even more complicit in the problems over in China aren't shaking the foundation of power that those like Hawley now enjoy?

    I am disappointed in Disney (what else is new) for kowtowing to injustice by not having Woj's back against Hawley. The statement could have very easily been, "We are sorry to see that Adrian gave into the obvious baiting and trolling that Sen. Hawley was undertaking. Woj's language, while understandable, is not the way we want our employees to address these obviously divisive comments from a federal government civil servant. It is worth noting that Adrian did make this statement to the Senator privately but it should not have come from his professional email account and we will be addressing that internally with him." Something along those lines would show the backbone that Disney has historically been missing when selling out and not supporting it's public facing ESPN employees.
     
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    Woj has every right to express himself....I think it will come with a price though concerning ESPN....Woj can make a fortune without them so I'm not sure he gives a shit about their platform or not...he can just go to podcasting and own himself tomorrow
     
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    Hawley was just grandstanding...showing his supporters where he stands in the "culture war." I doubt he has any particular interest in the NBA players' social justice movement beyond dog whistling to Trump's base.
     
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    Fuck Hawley... Racist POS.
     
  17. SlyPokerDog

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    I wonder if the NBA is going to sell replica jerseys with the profits going to related organizations?

    I wonder if the NBA, when fans are finally allowed to attend games, will allow political messages on the backs of fan jerseys?
     
  18. BLAZINGGIANTS

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    meh.

    not.

    swayed.
     
  19. Eastoff

    Eastoff I admit it, I own a Meyers Jersey

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    Maybe Gordon Hayward, his wife donated to the current administration.
     
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    WELL SAID PROP.
     
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