#basketballboycott

Perspectives from a reader

When these millionaires go home having boycotted the game they were contractually obligated to play, I hope the consequences of their choices affect only them. Not, say, the ball boy, or the janitor who might get paid by the hour, and who now has to go home much earlier.

Thanks Jon Jon. We agree with your view. It is always eye rolling to see people who are clearly not suffering from systemic racism or bigotry feel obliged to virtue signal that they stand with the supposedly ‘oppressed’ when so many have not chosen to be active in the very communities they claim to be making a statement in support of. It is too easy to picture then returning home in fancy European sports cars to lounge in $50,000 sofas watching Netflix.

Hypocrites. Although there is an irony to think fewer people are watching these sports because of the ever increasing political portions shoved in consumers’ faces, the very thing they’re paying to avoid.