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Bryant Gumbel calls David Stern a "plantation overseer"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Care Bear, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Well-Known Member

    So you wouldn't like me pointing out your discussion about nuance lacks nuance.
  2. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Actually, I think that's pretty funny.
  3. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Or lacking in Larry Nance.
  4. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    To challenge Gumbel: How are players making $100 million slaves? They make hundreds of times the salaries of low-end white folks. That part makes no sense to me.
  5. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Comparing Stern to a plantation owner is not = comparing players to slaves.

    Grasp that for a moment.
  6. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    Not how I see it. Wasn't every plantation owner back then racist?
  7. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Just think about it. Just for a second.
  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    If rules of conduct are imposed by the capitalist pigs/plantation owners beyond the rules necessary to play the game, then the players are oppressed to the point of slavery.

    And if the analogy of Stern to Plantation doesn't carry over to players to slaves, then why use the term plantation, why not factory owner? Maybe Gumbel doesn't want to employ the term 'sweatshop' as it may offend those player-slaves, and friends of Bryant, who are taking advantage of child workers in China and the Philipines. Where's the critique of the black millionares making their millions on the backs of real slaves employed by Nike et al.?

    Gumbel is douche-bag without integrity
  9. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Gumbel is an exceptionally fine journalist.
  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Gumbel's mindless tirade merely exposes his antisemitism
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Is mom still waiting for her dentures?
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    That's what a good many of the games have been like, recently.
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