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Grant Napear fired

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Carl Herrera, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. Carl Herrera

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  2. Nook

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    Yeah.... there is a lot more to this story.

    This isn’t the first time Grant has had issues with race relations. He also has in private said things that players and others in the organization have let go and this was the final straw.

    Someone else could have tweeted “ALL LIVES MATTER” and survived with an explanation and an apology that was sincere.

    What I will never understand is why someone would want to be associate with a sport that is 80% a group of people you hate.
     
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    This is awesome. Cousins playing chess
     
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    If you dont like that, you dont like NBA basketball.
     
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    Little confused here. Don't all lives matter?
     
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    In the context of what’s going on in the world, you’d have to be pretty dense to throw that around.
     
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    Fun fact - his favorite movie is Django unchained, except for the last half hour.
     
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    How is that statement racist? It's the direct opposite of racist. 1984 people.
     
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    apparently only black lives matter? wat?
     
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    What a garden tool move for Boogie. What a dumbass move for Napear.
     
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    I get what you're saying.

    But ALL LIVES do matter.

    Atleast that's what my Christian upbringing taught me.
     
  14. SamFisher

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    Nice posting career you have brother.

    http://bbs.clutchfans.net/index.php?search/36120784/

    Hey maybe if you're talking about "fake news" pretty much exclusively, you're in the wrong place? Just a thought.

    Or maybe, and this is going way, way out on a limb, you've been here before.
     
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    All Lives Matter has been used to marginalize the efforts of Black Lives Matter.

    He claims he was not aware of that fact, and perhaps he didn’t. The problem is his track record didn’t do him any favors. I also didn’t hear any one come forward and defend him.

    I think defending Sterling, his prior conversations in private that were known by King’s ownership and just being generally disliked did him in. He is close to an institution in Sacramento.
     
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    I think instead of cancel culturing those doing the "All Lives Matter" sayings, it's probably better to inform that most who are promoting the Black Lives Matter movement aren't trying to promote some belief that other lives don't matter. It's about giving due importance to a historically and currently marginalized group. I guess it would have been more appropriate for the original phrase to be "Black Lives Matter Too" but the current one probably works better as a chant. While some who promote "All Lives Matter" are just misinformed about viewing the campaign from a conflict perspective, there are probably those who are intentionally trying to make it that way, which is why informing is better than attacking, because that just helps the trouble makers.
     
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    My impression is, most of the people promoting these sayings are the types who'll rant for an hour about how oppressed white men are in the modern world and you'd be wasting your breath. I imagine most of them genuinely believe white people are oppressed.

    There is none so blind as those who will not see.

    I think this was kind of a cheap "gotcha" based on past behavior, but... past behavior.
     
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    I'm not satisfied until the Kings' excellent social media team roasts this guy to ash.
     
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    "Cancel culture" can mean overreaction whipped up online, but it can also be a great euphemism for powerful people being held to similar standards that they gleefully and proudly enforce on those with less power. It's up there with "wokeness", "P.C." and other bogeyman terms insofar as it has been coopted.

    Napear apparantly had dickish, retrograde views that didn't fit in with either the Kings, the NBA, or 60% of society these days - and a willingness to antagonize people with them. That's not cancel culture. That's the system actually working, for once.
     
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