All NBA players kneel — America stops watching

Posted by Kane on July 30, 2020 9:39 pm

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All players competing in the first game of the NBA restart took a knee and locked arms during a recording of the national anthem Thursday night at ESPN Wide World of Sports. The New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz wore Black Lives Matter warm-up shirts and were joined by coaches and game officials, who also knelt for the anthem.

 

Some players raised fists in the air, while others closed their eyes and bowed their heads.

 

The league has vowed to make fighting racial injustice the focus of the NBA restart, painting “Black Lives Matter” on every court and giving players the option to have anti-racism phrases displayed on their jerseys.

 

Before the anthem played, various players spoke without their faces being featured on the TNT broadcast screen, sharing their commitment to fighting police brutality and other forms of racial inequality.

 

Minutes before tipoff, the TNT broadcast team reacted to the anthem protest.

 

“That was beautifully done. Done in unity. Nice to see,” former Orlando Magic star Shaquille O’Neal said on TNT. “Again, when you have your platform, I think it’s very important that you speak up, very important that you speak your mind. But when you talk about changes, also you have to talk about protocol. So we use our voice to raise awareness, now we have to go vote. We have to vote our mayors in — our mayors appoint chiefs of police. We have vote senators and politicians. It doesn’t just stop with sending out a tweet or just yelling all the time. We have to continue to fight, continue the movement. … I’m proud of everyone.”

 

Charles Barkley said it was important to give players freedom to react.

 

“The national anthem means different things to different people. I’m glad these guys are unified. If people don’t kneel, they’re not a bad person. I want to make that perfectly clear. I’m glad they had unity, but if a guy who doesn’t want to kneel because the anthem means something to him, he should not be vilified.”

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thedude
Thedude

bye

wildedog
wildedog

Would they still kneel at the start of the game if the national anthem WASN’T played ? They are unworthy , so it should NOT be played for such ungrateful rabble !

Pain is coming
Pain is coming

Doesn’t matter as they are racist and anti-white with their predominately black teams.

KAG
KAG

Fuq Shaq. Shaq and NBA…CANCELED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Agnus Dei
Agnus Dei

Cancel your cable/satellite/Netflix. That’s the best way to get back at these azzholes. A portion of every $ you spend goes to chanels like ESPN. Also, boycott their companies. Shaq is now with Papa Johns. Since they want to get all SJW… f*ck ’em.

bluthar
bluthar

seriously, who would enjoy watching this sport?

RogerThatt
RogerThatt

I never watch the NBA. My basketball is NCAA, particularly March madness.

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

oh, don’t worry …. NCAA will do it too …. be prepared

Irishsmithy
Irishsmithy

Libs have officially ruined all sports now except hockey.

Octavio Jimenez
Octavio Jimenez

Imagine white guilt for knowing how to skate. Now kneel

Not Important
Not Important

Bowling and Rodeo are still okay too!

true american
true american

lmao them and hockey mma reatinvs r gonna explode

true american
true american

I was proud!!!

Frank
Frank

MMA is good.

Anton Chigurh
Anton Chigurh

Go Montreal!!

Timothy Penrose
Timothy Penrose

God I hope not!!!

Neil
Neil

Done with basketball period. Don’t want to support the college basketball player who will end up in the NBA

Kentucky Blue
Kentucky Blue

They’re going to allow them to kneel in the NCAA as well bro.

Pizza face
Pizza face

Roger NCAA is giving them permission to put something on their uniforms better think again of watching college basketball.

Deplorable Incisor
Deplorable Incisor

Panel members, who met by video conference last week, reaffirmed and expanded existing rules, which will now allow student-athletes two places on the uniform, one on the front and one on the back, to express support and voice their opinions.

The patch on the front, which most sports already allowed, as authorized by the school or conference, may be a commemorative/memorial patch (names, mascots, nicknames, logos and marks) intended to celebrate or memorialize people, events or other causes.

The patch must not exceed 2¼ square inches and must be placed on the front or sleeve of the uniform. While not all team members are required to wear the patch, they must be identical for those who choose to wear them.

The second location is on the back of the uniform where the player name is traditionally located and, as authorized by the school or conference, will allow names/words intended to celebrate or memorialize people, events or other causes. The names or words may vary by team member.

I personally have no issue with this ruling and only concerned with my team’s uniforms (will cross that bridge if it happens). If they start kneeling, which is still not allowed, then I’ll walk away from college football just like I did when the NFL took a knee. I haven’t missed the NFL and don’t expect I’ll miss the NCAA if they choose the same road.

Tired of the BS
Tired of the BS

I guarantee you those “causes” of which they speak will be only the “causes” of which “they” approve.

Ron
Ron

Wish I could be “oppressed” enough to be paid millions of dollars a year in my 20s to play some stupid sport. I’m sick of putting up with these lies. If they are going to define white people as the “bad guys” no matter what, I’m going to own it. If you are black, you are my sworn enemy, now and forever.

Tyrell
Tyrell

How about just get a real life and stop worrying about children’s games that are played by spoiled adults?

Never Forget
Never Forget

AMEN..!

Timothy Penrose
Timothy Penrose

unfortunately thats gonna happen!!!

Rob
Rob

I talked to apparently a major college football player. I was assured his father also played in the nfl. Told me that he had no problem with people stealing from any store as long as it wasn’t black owned. As long as it got their message out. Couldn’t understand people are turned off by the kneeling. If they even lost only a small portion of their fans that salaries would go down. HE KNOWS FOOTBALL better than me.true fans would still pay $1000 for tickets to the games…..

#ZeroFansZeroSalaries

Darren Carpenter
Darren Carpenter

That’s just the nba farm teams.
Kill it in its crib. Just say no to all the Circuses

TRUMP 2020
TRUMP 2020

Get woke and go broke. Screw all of these kneelers

Hsssssss
Hsssssss

Headline:
NBA Players Attend Their Own Funeral

Rob
Rob

#ZeroFansZeroSalaries

Bob
Bob

Oh Labron, Chairman Mao would be so proud!
BLM, marxist trained.
This guy is the Manchurian Candidate.

Sum Ting
Sum Ting

I could not even play any of the videos above. I am so done with NBA. I do not want a team in my city.

SickofThis
SickofThis

@Sum Ting: I couldn’t watch them either…mainly because I do not have a barf bag handy and I also do not ever watch racist videos.

miri12
miri12

Done with NFL and MLB also

what happened to my country???
what happened to my country???

Hockey players made it a point to stand for the national anthem at the start of their season yesterday! I am now a BIG hockey FAN..
Canceled MLB, NFL, NBA

Jay Beerster
Jay Beerster

If you can try and go to a game, the speed of the game is hard to follow on TV. You should have a great time we (we go see minor league teams it’s what we can afford) always do.

Hutch
Hutch

Don’t forget that all NASCAR drivers stand for the anthem too, even Bubba Smollet stood for the anthem.

Mustang
Mustang

Let NOOSECAR die a slow painful death.

Gary Reagin
Gary Reagin

That would be fading quickly in the distance, bubba watson….

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

yeah, saw ’em all walking in solidarity with Noosie Wallace too
f*ck them … little twatwaffle SJW’s

Dudefish
Dudefish

FU and nascar too. nascar stood by and did nothing when it knew Jussies story was fake. in fact they promoted it over and over. Thats worse than kneeling.

muskratlove
muskratlove

At the moment!

straightup
straightup

Save a lot of money by cancelling sport subscription channels, if you are paying for them. By the way, if your “team(s)” are on the West Coast and you are in the East Coast, most people are sleeping when they are playing. If you record games and watch them when they are over — seek professional help!

ZOG17
ZOG17

LeBrown gonna CCP and Paedo.
If u Hate America so much Go B2A
Back 2 Afrrekuh and see if u get paid the kind of monies you do here.
You Do Not have a platform. The Fans are ur employers. The only.Value you have is in ENTERTAINMENT. Nobody gaf what u THINK. U are played to dribble, Not BABBLE.
GO WOKE GO BROKE
BUH BYE MARXIST POS

Bob
Bob

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muskratlove
muskratlove

Excellent! LeBoob

RogerThatt
RogerThatt

Send them to China. We’ll see how they like that.

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

slaves kneel …. free men stand

DrJ
DrJ

You nailed it! Professional athletes have forgotten that they are entertainment. They have ceased being entertaining due to their new leftist SJW direction. Their audience clearly dislikes the new progressive, alt-left style and is leaving in droves.
The league, and more importantly the PLAYERS haven’t felt much pain from the revenue drop yet. Wait a few weeks & if attendance/viewers remains low/tanking then you’ll get to watch them all start to sweat. If so it will be FUN to watch the overpaid entertainers squeal to restore their bloated incomes. How many got no education at all and/or majored in something truly useless? I see some “adjustments” coming.

Now quit being a hog and pass the popcorn.

Winston
Winston

Hello, hockey. My forgotten friend from the frozen, white north.

Will B Candid
Will B Candid

Yup .. was going to bring the kids to a couple celtics games when the china virus scare was over. Not anymore. Sorry kids ..were going to the Bruins instead.

dan
dan

and the nfl and did you see the video where the wnba walked of court when the National Anthem was played………………..:}

Dudefish
Dudefish

If there is no one watching then does it even matter.

straightup
straightup

They’re big on basketball in China and South America. If these ungrateful morons don’t like this Country, why don’t they migrate to one of these basketball Countries?

TruthSeeker55
TruthSeeker55

Let these Fools ‘Kneel in Protest’ for the Chinese anthem….. in China….. and see what happens!

wophat
wophat

I never liked football or african tree hockey, I finally have a good excuse when anybody asks me to watch a game.

Roger
Roger

Marxist idiots! I pray the ratings crash!

The Power
The Power

Let them play in China. I sure as hell won’t ever watch them

Paolo
Paolo

Unemployed thugs don’t matter. Morons are too stupid to realize who the fans were.

Matt Mccauley
Matt Mccauley

I wish I could say bye , but I never watched NBA

Uncle Remus
Uncle Remus

Instead of a knee, I took a vow … to never watch again.

Brave New World
Brave New World

Never watched NBA to begin with. Watching ball hogs dribble from one end to the other and shooting to show how good they were was not my idea of entertainment.

Thought Criminal
Thought Criminal

Same here, grown men playing with balls never appealed to me.

kevwo
kevwo

yup nba game nothing but a 3 point shooting contest – guy throws ball inbounds, player dribbles down court and jacks up a 3 point shot – that’s pretty much the whole game now – haven’t watched in years.

S.
S.

They “dribble” maybe twice, pretty much carry the ball most of the time. It might be a game if they raised the basket.

MONNAPHA MONKLANG
MONNAPHA MONKLANG

It’s not even that great of a skill .
Freakily tall guys so the height of the basket doesn’t really matter .
Throw the ball into a hoop .
And THAT is worth MILLIONS a year ?
I think not . My life without basketball will be a better life .

straightup
straightup

The highlight reels are full of players dunking the basketball. Of course, it is amazing that grown men 6 and 1/2 feet tall and more can dunk the ball. Players about six feet tall on my high school basketball team could do that many years ago, without Air Jordans.

Two Hairy Circles of Death
Two Hairy Circles of Death

Agree!

Get rid of the slam dunk and actually use skills to get the ball in the hoop.

Basketball is just as boring as baseball. About a minute of play then a whistle. (repeat for the length of the game)

News Junkie
News Junkie

I stopped as soon as Duncan, Ginobili, and Parker left the league. I think that was the last time the league (or the Spurs, for that matter. Thanks, Pop.) had any class.

roomer
roomer

Ya, too bad Pop is a communist with a raging case of TDS

News Junkie
News Junkie

I used to love him, and then…he started opening his mouth about politics.

miri12
miri12

I stopped watching after MJ and the Bulls were done

What?
What?

yep, didn’t think they could ever be topped. just lost total interest in it after that.

RLee
RLee

Right there with you Remus. Ix-nay on the NBA, NFL, MLB, NASCAR. Diversions have been perverted into tools of socialist division. Not gonna play. House divided…

Joy
Joy

I only kneel to GOD.

BYE!

I stand for our great flag.

Proud Veteran
Proud Veteran

Goodbye NFL, NBA, MLB, NASCAR.
Soon you will remember you are businesses.
You think you can “try this” and when you start losing money, just turn it off to get your viewers back.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET.

Jockanory
Jockanory

Shirts should have read, Chinese money matters! Anything else is a myth.

jackal215
jackal215

Quit watching when Bird and Magic retired. They were the last of the players who had some semblance of class. Now all you have is a bunch of street punks in baggy shorts.

Uncle Remus
Uncle Remus

You spelled ‘thugs’ wrong. Agreed.

Fontaine
Fontaine

Shut up and play

doesntmatter
doesntmatter

actually, they just need to go away.

BUBBA'S WHITE DAD
BUBBA'S WHITE DAD

If you ever want to start a fight just toss a ball on the ground. Then stand back and watch.

Cat
Cat

This goes for all sports and Hollyweird…shut up and act, shut up and play. You’re being paid by us to entertain us. We don’t care about your opinions. If you have an opinion or grievance do it in the ‘town square’ like the rest of us. Why don’t these morons take the millions they make and help inner cities/communities? They are all talk-no action. How lucky to make so many millions for ‘playing’ a sport or ‘acting’ with NO thank you to their watchers/fans who PAY THEM. I can guarantee that most people in this country don’t appreciate the crap.

doesntmatter
doesntmatter

What do you expect? The NBA is nothing more than a criminal organization of felons anyway. Who cares about their political views. Answer: No one. Self destructive the whole lot of them.

Seaman Spermer
Seaman Spermer

China cares about their politics and pays damn well for it.

Cassisanass
Cassisanass

Buh Bye

The Gentle Grizzly
The Gentle Grizzly

Instead, let’s play Dixie, which, in march tempo, was the CSA’s national athem. REALLY give them something to kneel about.

Dan G
Dan G

Stop playing the National Anthem! Let them do it to some hip hop crap.

doesntmatter
doesntmatter

Ha! Raised a fist in the air. Just extend those fingers and say “heil hitler.” Same thing.

The Gentle Grizzly
The Gentle Grizzly

They are reviving memories of the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City.

Jeff
Jeff

Tommie Smif.

Skid Marx
Skid Marx

Heard Kim Jong Un is forming the NKBA for these guys.

Redzilla
Redzilla

Epstein didnt commit suicide but the NBA and NFL did.

Egobrain
Egobrain

I feel that way, too. But I didn’t read where “America stopped watching,” and that would have been my fist bump moment.
I hope America turned off their tv’s last night but how do we know if they did?

BUBBA'S WHITE DAD
BUBBA'S WHITE DAD

So did noose car and mlb.
I’m going fishing.

kaehless
kaehless

And the MLB

Skid Marx
Skid Marx

Great job Kaepernick! You single handedly killed the fan base of most sports in the US. Professional sports cannot survive without fans and your overpaid minions on these teams were more than happy to help with their own eventual demise.

MrDogg
MrDogg

I haven’t watched thug basketball in years, glad for America to tune these communists out.

Bob Leahy
Bob Leahy

sowing division based on skin color is RACIST

seenthelight
seenthelight

how many players secretly vote for MAGA 2020

Steve H.
Steve H.

Lebron who? Never heard of him. Won’t watch him or his pals bounce a ball around.

Brave New World
Brave New World

Shaq says they are doing it to “raise awareness”? Who the hell isn’t aware of all the crap they are pushing these days?

Gary Reagin
Gary Reagin

Awareness=looting, vandalism and violence……….DAs….All of them…..Will be clicking off O’neil ads…..no To papa John’s pizza from this point forward……..Guess, O’Neil..didn’t run this commentary by Him by his smart Wife! She is smart enough in avoiding stepping in piles of dung. I

Dan Cathy, CEO OF Chick -fil-a, has made the same grievous. Mistake….kneeing. In public to b.l.m. And pledging repatriation by his company….Since doing so, he is living in his basement like Joe Buden….

Raul S
Raul S

BLM is not pro black, it’s anti American

Tony
Tony

By supporting BLM doesn’t mean racial injustice dope. It means your supporting Marxist rule of law. These clowns have been around way before blm. This is a complete lie and I’m glad America stops watching these fools. Landslide 2020 Trump

Joe
Joe

The anthem ends in “Home of the Brave”. These kids don’t know what that means. All Cowards.

Walter
Walter

NHL has real athletes and not a bunch of Victims and Bitches

News Junkie
News Junkie

Given the headline, I thought you were going to say that the ratings were super low.

I’m disappointed in Shaq.
And what the heck happened to Lebron’s face? Did he gain a bunch of weight?

The Gentle Grizzly
The Gentle Grizzly

Shaq is just showing his, er… true colors.

Peter
Peter

It seems to be taking a long time but hopefully the satanic left is destroying the media beast that it runs to propagandize the country and we’ll be better off in the future — if there is no civil war….maybe.

Truthbetold
Truthbetold

Stopped watching basketbrawl 30 years ago. Nothing to miss there.

KAG
KAG

I went to the fights the last week and a basketball game broke out in the stands.

Jimbo Billybob
Jimbo Billybob

These players aren’t the problem, 7/8 of them are shamed into it, that’s sad, but if you’re still tuning in, you’re the problem, and a hypocrite.

Iso
Iso

Please, if you disagree turn off your TV. When no one watches no one advertises and then no one kneels. Pay respect to your nation’s flag not BLM.

Oracle Watchman
Oracle Watchman

Have never watched even one game. Low brows running up and down on wooden floors with inflated spheres to entertain people living vicariously is a joke. Spectator sports, not my thing. Rather be hiking, scuba diving, hunting, shooting, boating, or riding motorcycles. The public/fans are responsible for this. They made arrogant ahole “heroes” out of some of America’s most useless people.

7mountains
7mountains

And the squeak squeak of the sneakers, just drives me bonkers!

Sparks
Sparks

That trash will never show up on my TV. Stop watching and starve them out.

BillyBob
BillyBob

Stop blaming the police for your problems. Our society is based on law and order. Obey the laws and raise your kids.

Trubble
Trubble

Despicable. But now the Racists haters have their own sports league. Just imagine the half time show, all the White Buffarillas stomping and shaking the ground…..

Oracle Watchman
Oracle Watchman

“Shut up and dribble”

keepvigilant
keepvigilant

So done with this and the NFL! Wrong venue to protest our Flag!

Aaron
Aaron

Newsflash to Shaq: You clueless race baiting, perpetual victim class whiners already voted in the DEMOCRAT Mayors who appointed DEMOCRAT police chiefs in ALL the DEMOCRAT towns where your homies claim ironically “whitey” keeping them down. If you weren’t so addicted to a slave narrative you’d see the DEMOCRAT plantation owners just traded the farm for the ghetto. Meet the new boss same as the old boss.

Robert, east of here
Robert, east of here

I’m pushing 70, and have never watched an entire basketball game. Don’t need it.

Professional athletes become millionaires at a young age. They could care less who I am, don’t need them either.

Why support someone, or an organization with your money, that does nothing for you?

John German
John German

They’re really alienating more than half their fans because liberals and soy boys are less likely to watch sports. Conservatives who would be the majority of their fans are the ones most likely to turn the game off.

JD
JD

They will quickly figure that out, but it will be to late…… Hahahahahahahaaaaaa……

Mauloa
Mauloa

NBL is going to be a “lonely field” without spectators, fans.

2smartforlibs
2smartforlibs

You need to defund the NBA now. These damn teams are playing in collusions paid for your taxpayers, not the league.

Patriot1776
Patriot1776

As a 51 yr old man that has never watched organized sports for entertainment I must admit to chuckling at all the new folks finally seeing this circus for what it has always been, a distraction.

DAL
DAL

“We have to vote our mayors in — our mayors appoint chiefs of police. We have vote senators and politicians.” You did dumbass – this is all going on in cities completely controlled by Democrats. What a bunch of nonsense over a non-existent problem.

1_flyover
1_flyover

You can kneel to Marxists, I can walk. You will be reminded at some point that we are the ones paying your insane wages.

Chicks
Chicks

Where do you get America stops watching? Ratings?

tommie mckinney
tommie mckinney

how about the oppressed chinese peasants under a totalitarian communist rule…

Bigly
Bigly

This will never work, but the CCP doesn’t do these things for ratings.

Pull the plug. 40% of this country is gone.

.
.

As a vet, I am finished with sports and all those who refuse to stand. Find another way to voice your displeasure, not against people who have lost arms and legs. If they want to fight against intolerance tell the NBA to take a look at their China relationship. Money money.

noswamp
noswamp

Chinese communist NBA? Would we expect anything less? I never watched the NBA anyway, and now I will REALLY never watch.

I can’t wait until their ratings drop, like the NFL is dropping when half of their audience turns off the TV during their games.

Trumpthedeepstate
Trumpthedeepstate

They’re the CCP-BA and their logo is piss on America.
Chinese Communist Party Basketball Association. The BLM uniforms they are wearing were made by slaves.

Vince
Vince

I wish I could say I will stop watching, but I already did….

arty
arty

TRASH!
All of them.

Send them all to China.

Unrepentant Okie
Unrepentant Okie

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G T
G T

Don’t just stop watching … BOYCOTT the sponsors!
NIKE GTE FEDEX BUMBLE AT&T MGM STATE FARM

d j burnett
d j burnett

to hell with overpaid assholes no more basketball!!! cancel NBA Basketball!!

RAC
RAC

What a joke. Professional athletes posing as social justice warriors. See if they trade in the money, endorsements, and fame they acquired in the USA to play pro ball in China or Europe. Not even close. Only in the USA do they get paid millions and get treated like royalty. Stand up for the National Anthem. Show respect. Be thankful. Attitude of Gratitude. I ain’t watching NBA, NFL, MLB.

Lykourgus
Lykourgus

Today: The national anthem means different things to different people. …If people don’t kneel, they’re not a bad person. …a guy who doesn’t want to kneel …, he should not be vilified.”

Tomorrow: RACIST.

Yeah, nothing to worry folks, the left is all about about acceptance and tolerance
/sarc