It was bound to come up again: Rick Carlisle on the fallout of LaVar Ball/ESPN/coaches tiff: "Those of us in this sport believe NBA basketball is the greatest sport in the world. When loud, ignorant noise poses a threat to our great game, we should all take a stand against it"
— Eddie Sefko (@ESefko) January 9, 2018
It may make you uncomfortable, but there is no way Rick Carlisle uses this language against a white man. He would never in his life say this about a white man, but because LaVar is independent and black, he feels comfortable speaking about it. It has always been the place of the white man to try to put the black man in his place by any means necessary.
This is far bigger than LaVar Ball and Big Baller Brand. This is something that has gone one for centuries, the suppression of strong black voices.
This is different from just saying LaVar Ball doesn’t know what he is talking about or that you disagree with him, by calling him a threat you are saying he is someone people should be scared of.
What threat is LaVar Ball to the NBA? What has LaVar Ball done but increase the conversation around the Lakers? He is no more of a threat to the league than you and I.
But, what they don’t want is black men with voices, they don’t want more LaVars, they don’t want independent thinkers, and it isn’t a shock that MAGA has hopped right on Rick Carlisle’s bandwagon.
Just look at how these White reporters are trying use LaVar Ball as some sort of demon to make you think lily white is always right, but being black is “ignorant.”
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) January 9, 2018
When they say NBA coaches are just protecting their own, all they are saying is they are protecting their whitness. Because I didn’t see this type of love for David Fizdale after he was fired.
Open your eyes, and you will see what really is going on.