Are you ready to boycott the NBA??

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  1. edison bulb

    edison bulb
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    From Mr. Hope and Change himself:

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    How is the NBA "taking a stand"? With Bloomberg's money, of course.


    • "the N.B.A. is putting the weight of its multibillion-dollar brand and the prestige of its star athletes behind a series of television commercials calling for an end to gun violence."
    • "The N.B.A. said it held little internal debate about working with Mr. Bloomberg’s group. “We know far too many people who have been caught up in gun violence in this country,” said Kathleen Behrens, the league’s president of social responsibility and player programs. “And we can do something about it.”
    • "But the decision may prove tricky for the league: While many of its teams are based in cities dominated by Democrats, a number of other teams — and millions of N.B.A. fans — hail from places where Mr. Bloomberg and his approach to guns are viewed with deep suspicion. Ms. Behrens said the league had not shown the ads to team owners, but added, “We’re not worried about any political implications.”
    NEW YORK TIMES: N.B.A. Lends Its Name and Its Stars to Campaign Against Gun Violence

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  2. mrblond

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    i been boycotting the NBA for.. 43 years now.
     
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  3. v0lcom13sn0w

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    blazers arent good this year anyway. fu$?'em


    lol
     
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  4. ZA_Survivalist

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    I already disliked the thuggish attitude presented by all current NBA players.

    Screw'em.
     
  5. Phrank

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    Panem et Circenses. Nothing new under the sun.
     
  6. edison bulb

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    Will be interesting to see how this all plays out....the NBA brand has a lot of $$$ and cultural capital.
     
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  7. misterarman

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    Sports waste good reloading time.
     
  8. IronMonster

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    I already have, and the NFL and what ever other sportsball things there are.
     
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  9. SOrez

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    I don't watch any professional sports.
     
  10. ZA_Survivalist

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    Thats probably the classiest response Ive heard when answering folks about sports.

    If you dont mind Im going to start using that haha ;)
     
  11. jinxx4ever

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    and a good portion of the players are probably from chicago, gun crime capitol of the USA. And guess what, it's blacks shooting blacks and their guns aren't bought from a gun dealer and registered. But you won't hear about that
     
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  12. Sgt Nambu

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    I'm on 24 years of boycotting the NBA! GangThugstas!
     
  13. edison bulb

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    Excellent!
     
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  14. Buster1

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    +1! Haven't watched an NBA game since Stockton and Malone retired.
     
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  15. Bigbaddude

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    I switched over to Hockey years ago and I am just about ready to give up on football.
    Weekend are to short to sit in front of the TV.
     
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  16. Charliehorse

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    Yep yup.gif

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  17. Mark W.

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    Bah Bye
     
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  18. NWGlockgal

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    Well, can anyone honestly say they support gun violence? Of course not.

    However, these idiots are addressing the wrong issue by supporting "gun control" when
    they should be attacking the real source of the problem-gangs, criminals and those with
    mental health problems.
     
  19. spreck

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  20. Lilhigbee

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    Well no sh!t!! At least they CAN see the forest for the trees.
     
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