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After Sterling's rant against his own players based on their race, and how a shareholder of the Warriors recently treated an opposing team's player, I can see the players point of view. You have a few team shareholders treating players like absolute crap. The NBPA has clearly been alerted to some behaviour of some other teams shareholders that has caused suspicion, in addition to the 2 examples given. The NBPA isn't going public with the accusations even though 2 of them have been on public display, there's more to the story than we know.
Many CEOs, or owners of businesses also act like they own their employees. Changing the term owners isn't going to change anything. Hell, some players treat their equipment guys, PR guys like shit too. It is just a few big name players getting their feelings hurt because they bought into the outrage culture of today and wants to get 'something' done. The owners are just pacifying their assets by suggesting this change.
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Many CEOs, or owners of businesses also act like they own their employees. Changing the term owners isn't going to change anything. Hell, some players treat their equipment guys, PR guys like shit too. It is just a few big name players getting their feelings hurt because they bought into the outrage culture of today and wants to get 'something' done. The owners are just pacifying their assets by suggesting this change.
You are ignoring the culture of some team owners, so you equate your bizarre unrelated theory to a ballboy, equipment manager hired by the team? lol
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You are ignoring the culture of some team owners, so you equate your bizarre unrelated theory to a ballboy, equipment manager hired by the team? lol
What culture do you speak of? And how many of the 30 owners belong to that culture? Would changing the terms from owners change anything?

I said there are employers that act like they own their employees just because they pay their salaries. What makes NBA players immune to this when they become employers of their own support teams?
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What culture do you speak of? And how many of the 30 owners belong to that culture? Would changing the terms from owners change anything?
Refer to Sterling, and Mark Stevens. Hopefully you stop being so tone deaf. There are some teams that players don't want to be apart of. Just because some players don't go around announcing who is or who may be a racist shareholder doesn't mean there aren't any.
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Refer to Sterling, and Mark Stevens. Hopefully you stop being so tone deaf. There are some teams that players don't want to be apart of. Just because some players don't go around announcing who is or who may be a racist shareholder doesn't mean there aren't any.
So players don't want to be apart of the Warriors because of Mark Stevens being racist? Are you sure about that? Also, how is he even racist?

I am not tone deaf. You are the one that is trying to play the racist card when it is the power dynamic between employers and employees that causes more issues than anything.

Again, what would changing the title of owners do anything other than placate the few big name players that wants to be 'woke'?
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Owners are still going to treat them like shit if they want to anyway.

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So players don't want to be apart of the Warriors because of Mark Stevens being racist? Are you sure about that? Also, how is he even racist?

I am not tone deaf. You are the one that is trying to play the racist card when it is the power dynamic between employers and employees that causes more issues than anything.

Again, what would changing the title of owners do anything other than placate the few big name players that wants to be 'woke'?
Stop trying to defend previous owners like Sterling. You are missing the point of the attitude some of these team shareholders have against minority players who only view the team as an investment on a stock market while espousing racist views to their mistress or physically assaulting a player.
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Stop trying to defend previous owners like Sterling. You are missing the point of the attitude some of these team shareholders have against minority players who only view the team as an investment on a stock market while espousing racist views to their mistress or physically assaulting a player.
I did not defend Sterling at all. Also, how is viewing teams they invested their money in as an investment an example of racism? Being treated as crap is not a sign of racism. It is a sign of the employer being a dick.

You keep dodging the the question of how changing the term owners does anything at all. All I see is the owners pre-empting to pacify their investment that are upset at the term because they don't like the word.

Black, white, yellow, brown do not matter. The owners are only interested in green.
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I did not defend Sterling at all. Also, how is viewing teams they invested their money in as an investment an example of racism? Being treated as crap is not a sign of racism. It is a sign of the employer being a dick.

You keep dodging the the question of how changing the term owners does anything at all. All I see is the owners pre-empting to pacify their investment that are upset at the term because they don't like the word.

Black, white, yellow, brown do not matter. The owners are only interested in green.
I have given you two examples and you still defend those two idiots. The culture in the NBA is slowly changing but you keep defending those two morons. The NBPA is aware that there are some other shareholders that have racist views like the examples given but can't do much until proof comes out. Yet here you are still defending Stevens hitting an African-American for no reason.
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I have given you two examples and you still defend those two idiots. The culture in the NBA is slowly changing but you keep defending those two morons. The NBPA is aware that there are some other shareholders that have racist views like the examples given but can't do much until proof comes out. Yet here you are still defending Stevens hitting an African-American for no reason.
So if black players hit another black player, is it racism too?

Playing the racism card when there isn't is why there is such slow progress in race relations.

Why isn't there more effort to bring in more non-black players into the league for more representation by the NBAPA? Is there a culture issue among players?
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