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Old 07-05-2019, 09:22 PM
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Default Basketball team owners are being changed to team governors

The NBA is no longer using the word “owner” due to racial insensitivity. Did anyone consider being called an team owner to be a problematic term?

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San Francisco spending 600k to paint over George Washington mural.
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The NBA is full of over-paid thugs. Call them whatever they want, don't care, don't watch the NBA.
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The "Governor" thing will last only as long as they don't realize that the term has roots in Colonial Britain and "Historically, the title can also apply to the executive officials acting as representatives of a chartered company which has been granted exercise of sovereignty in a colonial area, such as the British East India Company or the Ditch East India Company. These companies operate as a major state within a state with its own armed forces." and the British East India Company and the Dutch West India Company participated in the slave trade. How long do we give it???
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So I hit the 2 billion dollar powerball and decide to buy a basketball team but find out I can only govern one? I will be pissed. What about sports cards can I own those? The more diverse we become the more stupid laws we enact to make everyone appear equal when in fact we are not equal or the basketball teams themselves would be more diverse.
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I'll take "things that weren't an issue until someone made it an issue for $100 Alex"

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We were discussing this issue amongst friends the other day. For the record, I’m on the “this is ridiculous” side. He had a priceless comment:

”I wonder if Lebron James still wants to OWN an NBA team one day or if he only wishes to govern one now”

I OWN businesses not employees. Same as the NBA franchise owners which some of happen to be minorities themselves. Ownership comes with owning the good, bad and ugly that happens with your company. You own the liability, you own the responsibility, you own the profits and you own the losses (unless you get a government bailout but that’s a different topic). These players have a lot of nerve comparing themselves to slaves considering guys we never heard of are getting paid 8 figures a year. It’s purely self righteous virtue signaling from these meatballs.
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I wonder if the players also want a free cookie, a hug, a trophy for being brave and free therapy session. Its actually kind of hilarious. Maybe they will not be "players" anymore they will be "associates" like Walmart employees.
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Originally Posted by DFreedom View Post
The NBA is full of over-paid thugs. Call them whatever they want, don't care, don't watch the NBA.
Not many NBA players getting arrested these days for thuggish behavior.

College football players on the other hand with at least one mug shot on their resume are a dime a dozen.
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Originally Posted by SeaJay View Post
Not many NBA players getting arrested these days for thuggish behavior.

College football players on the other hand with at least one mug shot on their resume are a dime a dozen.
~450 / 26.5 year olds versus ~120,000 / 20.5 year olds. Hmmmmm???? Let us do the math......

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Originally Posted by Nightowl View Post
I wonder if the players also want a free cookie, a hug, a trophy for being brave and free therapy session. Its actually kind of hilarious. Maybe they will not be "players" anymore they will be "associates" like Walmart employees.
Reminds me of a company I worked for, the owner....oops governor no longer wanted anyone to say the world "problem", we had to call them "opportunities". No one could say "branches" any longer for the companies other locations....we had to call them "profit centers". Just total stupidity, like changing a term is going to change anything.
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Good Lord. Bunch of crap.

we really need to make kicking someone’s ass OK again. Cause there are lots of people that need their asses kicked.
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Isn’t “player” a derogatory term for a shady con type?

Ex: Watch out for him. He’s a real player.

Nomesane?
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AFAIK, the team "owner" owns a business, which is basically the team name/brand and the contracts with the NBA, players and stadium owners. The team "owner" doesn't own the players, just the contracts the players willingly signed. "Governors" report to someone else and don't own the thing they govern, so "team governor" is an inaccurate term in this context.

I suppose this is happening because it is easy. People whine and moan about unimportant things like this because they're easy to change, meaningless as that change might be, rather than to engage in the tough work on societal problems that are at the root of all the whining and moaning.
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You know you live in a great country where most everything important is going really well when "issues" like these are being discussed.

You hungry? Nope
You have a roof over your head? Yup
You have clothes on your back? Yup
You have a job? Yup
You have good healthcare? Yup
You have a vehicle? Several actually.
Friends/family all good? Yup
Ok, anything meaningless we can whine about then? Yup

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