American athletes cannot be any more spoiled than they already are but that doesn’t stop them from constantly complaining. These guys make millions of dollars, own huge mansions, fly in private jet rides and buy multiple fancy supercars and yet they have the audacity to say “woe is me.”
What this all boils down to is how most of them are overly sensitive and possess zero humility about how fortunate they are with what America gave to them. They live the American Dream but they whine about in the process.
And now the levity of their sensitivity has reached all new heights after the NBA’s decision to nix the word “owner” from their vocabulary for this absurd reason.
Odell Beckham Jr. revealed on LeBron James and HBO’s “The Shop” a couple months ago that he feels like a zoo animal when he’s out in public and the others (athletes, rappers and actors) nodded in agreement like they can relate.
It must be such a hard life to get paid millions of dollars to have millions of fans.
But even if they do hate it, that’s the price you pay for becoming famous at anything. If they really concerned themselves with how annoying being a celebrity is then they would give it all up right now.
The majority of professional athletes, especially in the NBA and NFL, are African Americans, and nearly every team owner across the three major sports in the United States are white.
And recently these players complained about the term “owners” being referenced to, well, the owners of the teams. They hate it because they believe it alludes to the couple hundred-year-old relationship between a black slave and his/her white master.
What initiated this dialogue was when Golden State Warriors forward said on “The Shop,” “You shouldn’t say owner,” when someone randomly mentioned the word. The other athletes in the room agreed.
This is what caused the NBA to rethink the terminology. League office executives mulled over changing the word “owners” to “governors” and mentioned, “We refer to the owners of our teams as Governors; each team is represented on our Board of Governors.”
Now it’s official. And “apparently” they did away with that word years ago according to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver even though some teams were still using that “blasphemous” word.
Silver told TMZ Sports, “I don’t want to overreact to the term because, as I said earlier, people end up twisting themselves into knots avoiding the use of the word owner. But, we moved away from that term years ago in the league. We call our team owners ‘Governor of the team’ and ‘alternate Governor.'”
Isn’t that enough to make you roll your eyes hard enough to break your neck?
Governors? Is that the best synonym they could come up with? Is that going to make everybody happy?
If a parent buys toys for their children for Christmas is it necessary now to explain to them they don’t own them, but are rather Governors of their toys now?
This politically correct culture has led to an ultra-sensitivity that went way off the deep end years ago. It’s quite frankly embarrassing to see what’s happening in America right now.
Silver even concluded, “I’m sensitive to it and I think to the extent teams are moving away from the term, we’ll stick with using Governor,” while also adding, “But, of course, Draymond Green has been very public about the fact that we should be moving away from the term … and I completely respect that.”
They nixed a term from their vocabulary because a few NBA players had a problem with it.