Ben talks about what LeBron James says compared to what he actually does. We also talk Kaepernick and trans athletes.
Here is the data that Ben complied and was referencing:
Discomfort from a different background.
Vincent-St. Mary Catholic School in Akron, Ohio, as a basketball prodigy. He said “When I first went to the ninth grade in high school, I was on some ‘I’m not f–king with white people,’ ” James said. “I was so institutionalized growing up in the ‘hood, it was like, ‘They don’t f–k with us, they don’t want us to succeed.’”
“So I’m like, ‘I’m going to this school to play ball and that’s it. I don’t want nothing to do with white people,’” he said. “That was my initial thoughts and my initial shock to white America, when I was 14 years old, for the first time in my life. It took me a little while to adjust to it.”
Highlighted by expressing he didn’t know what a pantry was.
This has been chalked up to “he didn’t know better, he learned”
“In the NFL they got a bunch of old white men owning teams and they got that slave mentality,” James said. “And it’s like, ‘This is my team. You do what the f— I tell y’all to do or we get rid of y’all.”
James made the authoritative statement with star NFL running back Todd Gurley in the room, along with friend and business associate Maverick Carter, and Ice Cube. James then went on to express gratitude for the level of freedom NBA players are allowed to express themselves and voice their concerns.
“I’m so appreciative in our league for our commissioner,” LeBron went on. “He doesn’t mind us having…a real feeling and to be able to express it. It doesn’t even matter if Adam agrees with what we are saying, he at least wants to hear us out. As long as we are doing it in a very educational, non-violent way, then he’s absolutely ok with it.”
“Players are who make the ship go,” James said. “Without Todd Gurley, without Odell Beckham Jr…there is no football. And it’s the same in the NBA.”
Except when LaVeon Bell threw a fit his replacement outplayed his previous seasons record. Everyone is replaceable. The Redskins my team had a white QB who got hurt, who had a white back up who got hurt, who had Sanchez as a backup who, well sucks, got replaced by a black guy who litereally was playing 5 days after he got picked up and said “ I had to learn my teammates names from Madden”
James had been quoting the song “ASMR” by the performer 21 Savage on Saturday, typing the lyrics “We been getting that Jewish money. Everything is Kosher” onto a public Instagram account with 45.9 million followers.
“Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone. That’s not why I chose to share that lyric. I always [post lyrics]. That’s what I do. I ride in my car, I listen to great music, and that was the byproduct of it. So, I actually thought it was a compliment, and obviously it wasn’t through the lens of a lot of people. My apologies. It definitely was not the intent, obviously, to hurt anybody.”
WTF what if someone else quoted lyrics like oops my bad didn’t mean to be bigoted.
He “slides” into Instagram models DMs all the times, why does he get a pass?
*The NBA has approx. 43 white players out of a possible 435 players
Recently more Latino and Asian players
Recently there are 7-8 black coaches in the NBA that’s down 50% from 2 seasons ago, no media outcry, there are several African American owners, but is it the Commissioner who makes “the ship” ok? Who by the way, is Jewish.
Roger Goodell is a fucking idiot.
NFL COACHING BULLSHIT
“Since 2000, 10 coaches have been dismissed after just one year. Three of them are black.”
*Interesting because the Rooney rule came into effect 3 years after that. So that statistic is BS and how many of them were interim coaches? Also that means 7 of them were WHITE ohhh wait just not black.
*The Rooney rule came after 2 successful minority head coaches were fire with a winning records, The NFL recently expanded the Rooney Rule, which mandates minority candidates be interviewed for head coaching and general manager jobs.
This was pushed by 2 civil rights lawyers, one of which was johnny Cochran.
One of the coaches that was fired did have a winning record but the season he was fired he was 5-10, he went on to coach for Arizona and in 3 years went 16-32 then got fired BY THE RACISTS. Who went onto coach in the UFL for 3 years with 2 teams with a record of 8-11, Im sure that’s racist somehow also.
Highest percentage of black coaches: 25% 2011 and 2018
That’s despite the fact NFL rosters are typically about 70 percent black.
This race conversation comes up as four of the six coaches fired immediately after the 2018 season were black: Vance Joseph, Marvin Lewis, Todd Bowles and Wilks. Hue Jackson, who is black, was let go earlier in the year.
“In a league 70% African American, there are now two (!) Black head coaches after today’s (firings). Shameful numbers. Failure of a Rooney Rule without teeth and owners who will nearly always bend towards whiteness.”
The NFL’s problem seems to start with the pipeline.
The league needs more black quarterbacks. Quarterbacks often go on to coach their position.
The NFL needs more black quarterbacks coaches. Quarterback coaches often go on to become offensive coordinators.
The NFL needs more black offensive coordinators. Offensive coordinators often go on to become head coaches.
*Speaking of quarterbacks, one rookie first-round draft pick is in the playoffs, Lamar Jackson, who is black. Who will be the youngest QB ever to start in a post season game.
*Seems like no one cares that another position dominated by non-blacks like being the kicker, anyone care? No? why? It’s not a leadership role?
*1 German, 1 Korean woman part owner, 1 Pakistani American
23 instances of owners inheritings, being a part corporation, not being involved in day to day, public ownership grandfathered in, child of heir etc.
*Diddy, love, owhatever said he was going to buy the North Carolina Patnthers, they don’t exist.
*Why doesn’t anyone mention that the Rooney Rule includes all minorities is it only because Black people make up 70% of the team?
In a world where minorities are more than capable why not?
Adam Gase, WHITE GUY
REPLACED A WHITE GUY
Gase took the Dolphins to 10 wins and the playoffs in his first season in 2016, but that was the end of his success. The past few weeks likely sealed his fate. After beating the Patriots, the 7-6 Fins dropped their final three games and were outscored 100-41. They lost 42-17 to the Bills. The Bills!
2 years 23-25
This year 7-6
Let’s not forget the lord and savior nick saban went 15-17
Dolphins executive Mike Tannenbaum gets the indignity of re-assignment: Dolphins announced general manager Chris GrierBLACKwill be promoted to oversee football operations and former Exec. VP Mike Tannenbaum WHITEwill be reassigned to another position.
Interview for the jets
Vance Joseph BLACK GUY
REPLACED A WHITE GUY
The Broncos had not experienced consecutive losing seasons since 1971–72 until Joseph came along.
The Dolphins’ former defensive coordinator
I will say John Elway sucks at picking QBs for his team.
He was very successful at his previous teams, just not as a HC
2 years 11-21
2ndSeason 6-10 record.
Now interviewing for Bengals HC
sexual assault allegations are from his time at the University of Colorado working as an assistant coach. Joseph was disciplined by the school for having inappropriate sexual relationships with two female athletic trainers in 2003, which qualified as sexual harassment under CU policy,
He served a suspension from his coaching duties in 2004, then left for a job at Bowling Green.
Joseph later worked for the NFL’s Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers, Bengals and Miami Dolphins before taking the job in Denver.
The trainers said he crawled into their beds naked while they were sleeping and touched them, according to a police report.
In January 2017. “I was a young guy and it showed to my immaturity and irresponsibility in my life when I was younger. But I’ve grown so much and that’s why I’m disappointed because I’ve grown so much as a person, as a coach, as a father, as a husband.”
Joseph, now 46, was in his early 30s at the time the accusations were made.
Joseph worked for the Bengals as defensive backs coach in 2014 and 2015. In January 2017, after he was hired as the Broncos’ head coach, the Boulder Daily Camera published information about the sexual assault allegations based on police reports.
The Broncos said they investigated the allegations prior to hiring Joseph.
The Bengals did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Bengals’ search for a new head coach is in full swing.
Hue Jackson BLACK GUY
REPLACED A WHITE GUY
HIS FIRST 2 SEASONS HE WENT 1-31
After his firing the team went on to 7-8-1
Baker Mayfield threw 27 TD’s, the most of any rookie QB in NFL history
His predecessor went 10-22, just saying
Possibly the Bengals to replace a BLACK COACH
Steve Wilks BLACK GUY
REPLACED A WHITE GUY
It feels hasty to fire a non-interim head coach after one season, but Cardinals President Michael Bidwill has never seemed that bright, GM just got a DUI after pulling the “do you know who I am” card.
Worst record for Arizona since 2000.
3-13 WORST TEAM IN THE NFL
Yeah I don’t know
Marvin Lewis BLACK GUY
REPLACED Who gives a shit
He had 5 consecutive winning seasons, the last 3 seasons were all NOT.
16 years and NOT ONE SINGLE PLAYOFF WIN, I mean, race really?
The owner is a dumbass and cheap and hired coordinators who mostly went on to be HC’s but 7 post seasons and 7 1stround knock outs, yeah.
Theyre interviewing Vance Joseph, a BLACK GUY
Hue Jackson is a possible replacement BLACK GUY, or heading to the Vikes he’s still BLACK.
NEW YORK JETS
Todd Bowles BLACK GUY
REPLACED A WHITE GUY
Bowles had four seasons to make the Jets good, and his first one, at 10-6, was his only respectable effort. Three losing seasons in a row meant that he’s out.
TAMPA BAY BUCS
Dirk Koetter WHITE GUY
REPLACED BLACK GUY
B Raheem Morris* 3 2009- 2011 17-31
W Greg Schiano* 2 2012- 2013 11-21
B Lovie Smith 2 2014- 2015 8-24
W Dirk Koetter* 3 2016- 2018 19-29
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