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Draymond Green: Homophobia Ignored by Corporate Media in America's Gay Mecca

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Bennie Anders, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. Bennie Anders

    Bennie Anders Member

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    What an ass. Just goes to show that intelligence and excellent basketball are two entirely different things, in my humble opinion.
     
  3. Duncan McDonuts

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    I'm not making excuses for him, but those tweets were years ago when he was younger and more immature. If he's still tweeting slurs, then crucify him.

    His video driving 118 mph, though, is plain stupid.
     
  4. Jayzers_100

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    Agreed. I hate racism/homophobia as much as the next guy, but this article seems like click-bait rather than any legitimate indictment on his character.
     
  5. DonKnock

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    The faux outrages pieces are nice, but I'm more concerned with his moving screens and abnormal ability to avoid techs :mad:
     
  6. RedRedemption

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    I mean early day tweets when the platform wasn't popular is pretty reflective of their character. A lot of these celebrities and athletes tweeted without thinking about their PR or image.
     
  7. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    Agree too. People grow up. We are all shackled by the ignorance of our communities when we're young. It's where you go once you're truly independent that matters.

    He's been a pretty classy off-the-court pro for the most part, as far as I can tell.

    And good lord I'm glad there wasn't twitter when I was a college student.
     
  8. Blurr#7

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    Yeah I'm glad I didn't live next to a crack house when I was young cuz man! You know?!?
     
  9. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    In my case, the pasty white parts of semi-rural league city didn't prepare me too well for some nuanced social issues either. I didn't mean anything specific like a crack house.

    Again, glad I didn't get to tweet my 17 or 18 year old nonsense.
     
  10. RocketsLegend

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    That homophobic tweet was from 2010. Was it a story 6 years later?
     
  11. RocketsLegend

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    fixed
     
  12. Blurr#7

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    My point is just because it's there doesn't mean you have to use it. Green isn't the only young athlete to have access to social media.
     
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    Yeah and when Obama was elected he didn't think gay marriage should exist

    people change, society changes, everything changes over time
     
  14. Bennie Anders

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    Green didn't change. He's a punk-ass thug.
     
  15. napalm06

    napalm06 Huge Flopping Fan

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    Three things I don't like:
    Draymond Green
    the word "homophobia"
    people getting emotional about other people's opinions

    Move along, move along.
     
  16. Jayzers_100

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    When I was a teenager...and still to this day..I call things "gay" sometimes. No it's not PC but I'm the farthest thing from homophobic. I felt like this past Summer's Supreme Court ruling was far overdue. My point is, it's something that a lot of kids use as an adjective and it's hard to break that habit. Can't really fault him for prior tweets if it seems as if he's changed
     
  17. Bennie Anders

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    But he used the word "gay" as an adult to deride someone for being homosexual.
     
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    I am more concerned about what he does on the basketball court in the present than what he did on twitter in the past.
     
  19. Outlier

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    Boo PC culture
     
  20. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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    I hate Green, but I didn't see any major thing here. Overtly PC culture is beyond annoying. If everyone is made fun of equally, who cares? I sure don't. I hate to back Green here, would love to see him get in hot water for it, even if he doesn't deserve it.
     

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