. @LeBron James responds to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham after she said Drew Brees is “allowed to have an opinion,” but told James to “shut up and dribble” in 2018.
Happy Thursday! Today, @Jay Bilas and @Brad Underwood join us once again on the NABC Championship Webinar Series. Bilas will be speaking on the state of college basketball at 10 a.m. CT and Underwood will break down his man-to-man D at noon CT. Join us: https://nabc.championshipproductions.com/
The NCAA put out a statement recently on injustice and inequality. There are immediate actions the NCAA can take regarding recital inequality in enforcement, eligibility, opportunity and representation. Richard Lapchick writes here on representation. https://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/29262526/the-2019-college-racial-gender-report-card
Making billions of dollars selling “amateur” players in media rights deals, apparel deals, and merchandising deals (to name a few), while restricting only those players to expenses, is NOT a “model.” It is a violation of federal antitrust law. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/believing-ncaa-is-failing-membe...
NCAA will never allow players NIL rights (unless Congress gives the NCAA an antitrust exemption). Remember, NCAA said NIL rights for players, as long as it fits within the “collegiate model.” That’s like unlimited showers, as long as no player gets wet. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/believing-ncaa-is-failing-membe...
Damn good coin in college sports. It’s not that administrators make too much, because they don’t. It’s that the athletes the well paid administrators work so hard to limit are not allowed to earn or accept a nickel over expenses. That’s just wrong. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2020/06/02/mark-emmert-total-pay-2018-calendar-year/3123547001/
By the same logic, one should not respond to statements about eliminating cancer with, “Do you speak out on the common cold?” They are not comparable, and that diminishes and misdirects from the issue. Listen. We know what right looks like. Let’s make things right. (3 of 3)
“Looting” is a criminal act involving property, not a systemic evil in our society. Racism and police brutality against black people ARE such systemic evils. They are not equivalent, and one does not have to condemn looting in order to condemn racism. (2 of 3)
Please stop saying “Do you speak out to condemn looting?” as a reply to statements about ending systemic racism and police brutality against the black community. It is a false equivalence, and a misdirection and distraction from the underlying issues. (1 of 3)