Found October 20, 2011 on Jocks and Stiletto Jill:
People often wonder how millionaire athletes can actually complain about how they’re being treated by the owners. Often times (unless you’re Bryant Gumbel) the elephant in the room is ignored about the NBA negotiations. That the bulk of players are African-American, black, whatever term you’re more comfortable with and the owners are white. I bring this up because as you read these comments from writer Bill Simmons about the lockout sessions, ask yourself honestly what he “really” means with this statement: Where’s the big-picture leadership here? What’s the right number of franchises? Where should those franchises play? What’s worse, losing three franchises or losing an entire season of basketball? What’s really important here? I don’t trust the players’ side to make the right choices, because they are saddled with limited intellectual capital. (Sorry, it’s true.) The owners’ side can’t say the same; they should be ashamed. Same for the agents. And collectively, they should all

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What me racist? I have plenty of black friends in my fantasy leagues! Yesterday we posted the video of Bryant Gumbel's controversial comments on David Stern where he compared Stern to a "plantation overseer." Yesterday ESPN's Bill Simmons shared his own controversial thoughts on the NBA and it's lockout. SB Nation's NBA Editor Tom Ziller took Simmons...
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