NBA getting rid of the word ‘owner’ because it’s racist

Founded in 1946, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men’s professional basketball league composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada). It is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, and is widely considered to be the premier men’s professional basketball league in the world.

The NBA is the only top North American sport that does not have a white majority audience. In 2017, 47% of NBA viewers were Black, 34% were White, 11% were Hispanic, and 8% were Asian.

TMZ reports, June 3, 2019, that “high-ranking sources” from multiple NBA teams told TMZ Sports that they’ve had “high-level conversations about doing away with the term ‘owner’ over the past year” because the term “feels racially insensitive” in a league where the majority of players are black.

At least two NBA teams have already made the switch:

  • The Philadelphia 76ers changed their titles from Owners to Managing Partners, and Co-owners are now called Limited Partners.
  • In Los Angeles, Steve Ballmer — who was billed as Owner for the first couple of years after he took over the Clippers — is now listed as Chairman on the team’s website.

The “conversations” about getting rid of the term “owner” gained steam in late 2018 when Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green appeared on LeBron James‘ show, “The Shop”. Green said, “You shouldn’t say owner,” and proposed that the title be changed to either CEO, Chairman or Majority Shareholder.

“Racially oppressed” Draymond Green receives annual salary of $16.4 million and has an estimated net worth of $20 million.

Ironically, Draymond’s team — the Golden State Warriors — still lists Joe Lacob as the owner of that team.

TMZ was told there’s no real pressure coming from the NBA to change their titles. A spokesperson spokesperson said: “We refer to the owners of our teams as Governors; each team is represented on our Board of Governors.”

Former basketball player Michael Jordan, who’s black, is the principal owner and chairman of the NBA team Charlotte Hornets. Does he get to keep the title “owner”?

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Goldbug
Goldbug
1 year ago

Before Obama usurped the Office of President, I couldn’t even spell “racist,” and now I are one.

Lophatt
Lophatt
1 year ago
Reply to  Goldbug

Isn’t THAT the truth.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
1 year ago
Reply to  Goldbug

Goldbug . . . I must agree with you on that premise. We were not as racially divided up until Obama sweep into office. I truly do not know IF or WHEN we will recover.

MisterGoldiloxx
MisterGoldiloxx
1 year ago

I’m going to go take Draymond Green’s house, because him saying he is the OWNER of it is racist (against houses).

Goldbug
Goldbug
1 year ago

Is his house white? If so, it is definitely racist and should be burned to the ground!

Karen mcgauley
Karen mcgauley
1 year ago

Their still (owned)… Removing wording doesn’t remove the reality…

Lophatt
Lophatt
1 year ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Nobody said them ball fetchers were smart.

DCG
Admin
DCG
1 year ago
Reply to  Karen mcgauley

Demorats live in an alternate reality…

Alej
Alej
1 year ago

Who would want to own a nukkin figger, anyway ?

Neu
Neu
1 year ago

Pansy leftist tripe. No wonder the NBA is losing ratings faster than the NFL. And that’s damned fast.

Ulfberht
Ulfberht
1 year ago

Bwahaahaaahaaahaaahaaa!

NBASUCKS
NBASUCKS
1 year ago

Visit your local zoo, not a bit of difference from the NBA

William
William
1 year ago

I used to follow the Boston Celtics when I was a kid. Bill Russell, who was black, was one of my childhood heroes. They won 8 championships in a row and their teams were always racially mixed. Whatever worked, they were all about excellence and athleticism. Then the game changed and became all slammin’ and jammin’ ghetto ball. I mean they run with the ball now. It’s more like rugby. I lost interest decades ago. And the NBA is now completely dominated by obscenely overpaid negroes with attitudes. They should just move the whole league to the Congo and be… Read more »

Lophatt
Lophatt
1 year ago
Reply to  William

I remember when my father-in-law stopped watching it after it became “The Nairobi Nine”.

Jackie Puppet
1 year ago
Reply to  William

I’m a lifelong Celtics fan, as is my Dad. The Celtics were the first team to really integrate, and it didn’t matter to me. What made me a fan is I felt they played basketball the right way (as a TEAM), and that was evident before & throughout Larry Bird’s career. I can remember being at work one day, just listening to a few armchair QB black guys near retirement age, just flapping their jaws about sports in general, and feeling nothing but pity for them – were their lives that empty that they go on & on about sports… Read more »

William
William
1 year ago
Reply to  Jackie Puppet

Yeah, I was a gym rat, played b-ball for hours every day. Loved it. Sports can be a benefit to kids, help them navigate Teenage Wasteland. It did for me. But then you have to grow up and realize it’s just a game. Many people, men especially, never make the transition to adulthood. Sports is a substitute for life. A distraction, bread and circus. I know what you mean about the Celts, sometimes the starting five was all black, sometimes all white. Didn’t matter

Lophatt
Lophatt
1 year ago

Why don’t we just do away with it entirely? Maybe we could restrict it to white guys, or dwarves. I mean its the least we can do to avoid offending any colored millionaires.

Why do people watch this whiny nonsense?

William
William
1 year ago
Reply to  Lophatt

Why do people watch this whiny nonsense? Because watching steroid-conditioned mercenary negroes leap and cavort is more visually interesting, although less intellectually stimulating, than staring at a test pattern. That’s the best I can come up with

Lophatt
Lophatt
1 year ago
Reply to  William

Well, they could make it “culturally relevant” by turning it into Cheetah matches. You know, like the Roman Circus. One could get a sense of how that springlike dexterity developed.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
1 year ago

The insanity just seems to be snowballing Where in Heaven’s name is it going to stop? To me people who put up a fuss over this kind of thing are just plain out of their minds! This is not good for our country, or its people.

Alma
Alma
1 year ago

No, he should keep three titles, so that everybody recognizes him for what he is, THE OWNER, NO OTHER OWNER, and MICHAEL JORDAN, THE OWNER.

Matthew
Matthew
1 year ago

So, I don’t own my car? Am I a Proprietor, Landlord, Possessor, holder, titleholder, vender, vendor, title holder, bossman, King, ? I’m perplexed.

william chandler
william chandler
1 year ago

Ain’t NOTHIN more racis than COTTON.
So NO COTTON will be worn or used by the NBA???
“Dem ol COTTON PIKIN daze sho’nuff was racis”

Lophatt
Lophatt
1 year ago
Chemtrailssuck
1 year ago

The only sport I like is Hockey. Basketball is boring, sort of like tennis and golf, a big yawner in my opinion.

William
William
1 year ago
Reply to  Chemtrailssuck

Hockey is a game for white men. Growing up one of the priests in our church played hockey. He was from Quebec City. Tennis and Basketball are “back and forth” games, although b-ball you can play by yourself if no one is around. Golf I watch if I can’t sleep. After ten minutes or so, lights out

Lophatt
Lophatt
1 year ago
Reply to  William

I don’t watch any of it. Bores me to tears. Unless its Jamaican bobsledding.

William
William
1 year ago
Reply to  Lophatt

I don’t either, not anymore. Sports has this exalted status, they take it too seriously. It’s just stupid effing games. You might want to check out curling though. Heart-pounding excitement

Intimidator
Intimidator
1 year ago
Reply to  Chemtrailssuck

How long before they figure out a way to ruin hockey?

Lophatt
Lophatt
1 year ago
Reply to  Intimidator

You don’t see many black hockey players. They’re as rare as black snake charmers.

Jackie Puppet
1 year ago

Howzabout the NBA just change it’s name (they can keep the initials ?) to the NEE GROW Basketball Association?

Chemtrailssuck
1 year ago

Better get rid of the “Masters” degree in school too. Better stop selling Masters of the universe action toys because they’re racist too, ha ha!