NBA commissioner Adam Silver blocks teams from using the term owner because it makes woke Draymond Green cry. Is it racist to say?
In weird NBA news today NBA Commissioner Adam Silver doesn’t want teams using the word owner. What kind of PC cringe is this?
“I don’t want to overreact to the term, because as I’ve said earlier, people end up twisting themselves into knots avoiding the use of the word,” said in an Adam Silver interview with TMZ Sports. “We moved away from that term years ago at the league. We call our team owners ‘governor’ of the team and ‘alternate governor.’
“I think it makes sense. … You’ll find the word throughout memos over the past decade in the NBA. But I’m sensitive to it and I think teams are moving away from the term (and) will stick with using ‘governor.'”
Adam Silver said he’s seen mixed reactions from black NBA players regarding the use of the term, which has received criticism over the years for being racist
“A few players have actually spoken out in saying the greatest thing that ever happened was when Michael Jordan was able to call himself an owner (of the Charlotte Hornets),” he said.
Adam Silver also said “I completely respect” when players are against the term, including Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green, who has spoken out about it on multiple occasions. Draymond Green, while speaking at Harvard University, says that his intention was to “start a conversation that may need to be had.
“When you look at Mark Cuban, for instance, with the whole equity thing. We all can own equity and that’s fine. But Mark Cuban will never know or understand how it feels for me, a young, black, African-American, to turn on the TV and see what happened in Charlottesville. He’ll never have that feeling.
” … It’s not to take a shot at the owners of these entities. It’s more so trying to help spark change to help others that may be similar to me.”
It’s funny because Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James has said he wants to own an NBA team when he retires. I guess NBA players forgot about African American Michael Jordan owner of Charlotte Hornets. I wonder how he feels about the NBA banning the term owner. Do you think this is political correctness gone mad? Is a businessperson calling themselves an owner wrong?