AT long last, one sports league has figured out the hard way that the fan base just wants to watch the games, and not take social and political direction from the over paid cry babies on the field of battle.
And as it happens, the league in question doing the caving makes watching the change all the more delicious.
The National Basketball Association – the NBA where the players are known for being outspoken as well as promiscuous – has reversed course, according to the commissioner, and all social activism will be left off the court in the coming season.
“We’re completely committed to standing for social justice and racial equality and that’s been the case going back decades. It’s part of the DNA of this league. How it gets manifested is something we’re gonna have to sit down with the players and discuss for next season,” Silver told NBA Countdown.
“I would say, in terms of the messages you see on the court and our jerseys, this was an extraordinary moment in time when we began these discussions with the players and what we all lived through this summer. My sense is there’ll be somewhat a return to normalcy, that those messages will largely be left to be delivered off the floor,” he added.
The 2020 season was played very much in seclusion with the players not really understanding that the fan base had no use for the social messaging they were pushing, and were encouraged to push by the league itself. Being in that echo chamber they did not see or know that the fans were turned off until the ratings sank like a rock, and with it ad revenue. The reality is that “social justice” thoughts and beliefs are in the minority, and sports exists to entertain, not to lecture.
That the NBA is the first of the major league sports to recognize that is delicious beyond all telling.
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