The way America has progressed towards liberalism since President Obama was elected has fed right into social justice warriors’ hands – outraged at every opportunity to advance towards an obnoxious politically correct culture.
Some people are addicted to being offended and they will manufacture ways to do just that and then attempt to perpetuate it.
And it’s happening right now in the NBA because the league might nix the word “owner” from its vocabulary for this unbelievably absurd reason.
Athletes love to complain about everything. They’re either unhappy with their multimillion-dollar contracts or playing for a particular franchise. They’re either unhappy with the head coach or their teammates. And sometimes they’re just tired of the fame that comes with it.
Odell Beckham Jr. revealed on LeBron James and HBO’s “The Shop” 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.
Of course, that’s the price you pay for becoming famous at anything. At least they make millions of dollars when they do it.
But they also hate the term “owners” as well. Yes, as in they hate the idea of the person(s) who own the team to be called “owners” because they think it alludes to the relationship between a slave and his/her master.
Now the NBA is seriously considering eliminating the word from the vocabulary of the league because they believe the term “owner” has a “racist” connotation considering that the majority of players in the league are African American. In fact, it’s nearly eighty percent of players who are black and every owner is white.
Some say it’s the show “The Shop” that really instigated the league to make a change.
Jon Stewart asked in the premiere episode, “The fact that they still call people with those teams owners, when does that change?”
Superstar rapper Snoop Dogg responded to Stewart, “When your product is purely the labor of people then owner sounds like something that is of a feudal nature.”
Both of those statements couldn’t be further from the truth because it would imply two things; these players aren’t paid millions of dollars for their talents and also that it’s not entertainment, which it is. This isn’t labor either. This is about being paid millions to play a game.
It’s more toxic in the NCAA because the players in every sport make nothing while the institutions they play for and the collegiate sports union rakes in all the cash. They even use the likeness of the players for video games and memorabilia.
But the trade off is they get a free education if they’re highly recruited out of high school and it’s also a stepping-stone towards the professional league they’re yearning to make millions in.
It’s a huge insult to working class Americans and really goes to show you how far off the deep end the politically correct culture has gone.
The NBA is thinking about changing the term “owners” to “governors” instead and their statement read, “We refer to the owners of our teams as Governors; each team is represented on our Board of Governors.”