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Series Thread: 1st Round: Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic

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every sports reporter getting their tweets in calling them hero’s.. whether they believe it or not they need to be accepted by their peers. i
 

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Racist and stupid too. Usually that figures.

Most of the country LOL


If Biden wins, probably going to be something like 80 percent of the country by the end of next year will be out of work.
 

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If Biden wins, probably going to be something like 80 percent of the country by the end of next year will be out of work

That's intelligent.

You're doing really well here.
 

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Send them all home
 

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So does all the other protesting...in the end it's all just words and symbols and gestures. What else can they do?
Risk something.

Not only are they not risking anything... they have broad societal approval.

Past civil rights activists braved fire hoses and angry dogs and worse. That was something.

^ According to your point-of-view... that was the same as this and it's all "symbols and gestures."

Yea... no.
 

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You give about as rosy an account of the possible impact of this gesture as it is possible to give, T.

If the cops in question get arrested, it'll be because of the social unrest and blood in the streets... not because the powers-that-be caved to the "pressure" put on them by this NBA "boycott".

I disagree.

I think this is much more powerful than the unrest in the streets.

Especially since unrest has basically been going on since May.
 

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Send them all home
I mean, if they were actually "boycotting" they'd just go home voluntarily because that's what an actual boycott is - abandoning/not participating in something to make a statement.

If you go right back to participating in that same event (the NBA has postponed the games so they will still be played if players are present) you didn't boycott shit. The US didn't say they were boycotting the 1980 Olympics and then show up to the track portion. They stayed the fuck home.
 

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Risk something.

Not only are they not risking anything... they have broad societal approval.

Past civil rights activists braved fire hoses and angry dogs and worse. That was something.

^ According to your point-of-view... that was the same as this and it's all "symbols and gestures."

Yea... no.

Risk WHAT?
 

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I disagree.

I think this is much more powerful than the unrest in the streets.

Especially since unrest has basically been going on since May.
If that's true... all I can say is that it's funny what passes for "powerful" nowadays.
 

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I mean, if they were actually "boycotting" they'd just go home voluntarily because that's what an actual boycott is - abandoning/not participating in something to make a statement.

If you go right back to participating in that same event (the NBA has postponed the games so they will still be played if players are present) you didn't boycott shit. The US didn't say they were boycotting the 1980 Olympics and then show up to the track portion. They stayed the fuck home.

Indeed, it might go that way.
 

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I mean, if they were actually "boycotting" they'd just go home voluntarily because that's what an actual boycott is - abandoning/not participating in something to make a statement.

If you go right back to participating in that same event (the NBA has postponed the games so they will still be played if players are present) you didn't boycott shit. The US didn't say they were boycotting the 1980 Olympics and then show up to the track portion. They stayed the fuck home.

They very well might do that.

I might even go so far as to say that is a likely outcome at this point.

Tomorrow’s teams can’t play after this.

So who comes back first? Do players decide to leave the bubble?

Quite possible this is how our season ends.
 

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How about money?

Real money. (remember, these elites often laugh off fines of tens of thousands of dollars)

Sure, they should probably donate funds to help the cause. What makes you think they aren't?

Isn't protesting important too? Speaking up, getting attention?

If they decide to just not play at all in the playoffs that will be a lot of money they give up.
 

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Sure, they should probably donate funds to help the cause. What makes you think they aren't?
A lot of rich folks donate money... nice tax break with that sort of thing, I hear.

That's a long, long way from fire hoses and attack dogs and nooses, msg.
 

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A lot of rich folks donate money... nice tax break with that sort of thing, I hear.

That's a long, long way from fire hoses and attack dogs and nooses, msg.

Well you said money when I asked what they should risk.

So, they need to find someone to set some dogs on them?

I'm seriously asking, what should they do more than what they are doing to draw attention to the problem?
 

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They very well might do that.

I might even go so far as to say that is a likely outcome at this point.

Tomorrow’s teams can’t play after this.

So who comes back first? Do players decide to leave the bubble?

Quite possible this is how our season ends.
Honestly, you had two star players say publicly they're flat-out depressed in the bubble. There are likely many more keeping it to themselves. This shit's going on now.

It was a good effort but maybe this was just never going to work given everything happening.
 

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Well you said money when I asked what they should risk...
And you responded with a scenario (donating) that is not a risk.

Donations get you tax-breaks and applause from the community. Cushy as heck.
 

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And you responded with a scenario (donating) that is not a risk.

Donations get you tax-breaks and applause from the community. Cushy as heck.

Ok let's go back to your answer then. I asked "what should they risk?"

You said "how about money?"

Can you elaborate?
 
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