exactly (click link)! since the release of the racism-laced donald sterling audio there has been much debate by black folks as to how the black players should respond, and many have been critical of the clipper’s choice to stage a silent protest before their game, exclaiming that they should not have played at all. to those who screamed, “cowards”…i was wondering what happened to due process? some of my friends were throwing the clippers under the bus for not boycotting a game in response to the release of a tape less than 48 hours prior, that had not yet been verified. then you claim that our foremothers and fathers are rolling over in their graves. i guarantee you that every part of the civil rights movement was executed as a result of due process failing. it wasn’t a rodeo. it was a well planned process of demonstrations following failed due process.
the nba is a business. the players are employees. there is a process for dealing with grievances in business. when the result of that process is not sufficient, THEN you take matters into your own hands. let your boss call you out of your name…i bet you’ll be at work the next day; filing a complaint i’m sure, but you’ll be there. i bet my life on it lol. due process ran its course and the result was the most severe ever. due process was sufficient. some of you aren’t satisfied with that because don sterling is a 172 year old billionaire and a lifetime ban with a fine of the max allowed by nba rules of 2.5 million is not enough. it’s neither the nba’s fault that don sterling is a relic nor is it their fault that he is a wealthy one.
if it makes ya’ll feel any better, there are reports that if the nba did not ban sterling for life by tip-off of tuesday night’s clippers vs warriors game, both teams had agreed to walk off after tip-off, and they had agreements from other players (kevin durant and john wall) on other teams who were playing tuesday night, to boycott as well (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2014/04/29/nba-players-were-ready-to-boycott-games-if-nba-hadnt-acted-against-donald-sterling/). they were prepared to take matters into their own hands had due process failed. i’d like to take this time to invite all of the backseat quasi civil rights revolutionaries to have several more seats, preferably in the nosebleed section. get from behind your social media handles and come help me handle these gun wielding kids in chicago, smh.