The Question the NBA & the left doesn’t want to answer concerning North Carolina and the All Star Game

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The Question the NBA & the left doesn't want to answer concerning North Carolina and the All Star Game

There has been plenty of self right­eous glee by our friends on the left con­cern­ing this deci­sion by the NBA:

“Our week-​long sched­ule of All-​Star events and activ­i­ties is intended to be a global cel­e­bra­tion of bas­ket­ball, our league, and the val­ues for which we stand, and to bring together all mem­bers of the NBA com­mu­nity — cur­rent and for­mer play­ers, league and team offi­cials, busi­ness part­ners, and fans. While we rec­og­nize that the NBA can­not choose the law in every city, state, and coun­try in which we do busi­ness, we do not believe we can suc­cess­fully host our All-​Star fes­tiv­i­ties in Char­lotte in the cli­mate cre­ated by HB2.”

The state­ment said the league will announce an alter­nate venue for next year’s event in the com­ing weeks.

USA Today reports the CEO of golden state has a great impact on the deci­sion:

In a poignant address, Golden State War­riors pres­i­dent and chief oper­at­ing offi­cer Rick Welts, 63, who is openly gay, explained his mean­ing­ful and life­long affil­i­a­tion with the NBA and told league own­ers he didn’t feel com­fort­able attend­ing the All-​Star Game in Char­lotte if the law remained as is.

His com­fort level which young girls shar­ing a bath­room with peo­ple hav­ing fully devel­oped male gen­i­talia was not addressed so rather than the media spin like this

As long as HB2 in its cur­rent form remains in place, though, that could get increas­ingly dif­fi­cult to do, Bur­ton said. Aside from replac­ing the rev­enue from next year’s All-​Star Game, the big­ger con­cern is that other big sports and enter­tain­ment orga­ni­za­tions from the NFL to NASCAR are going to recon­sider doing busi­ness in the state now that the NBA has put a stake in the ground.

This is going to spread until this law is prob­a­bly repealed,” he predicted.

and the com­fort level of the incred­i­bly rich let me ask the ques­tion nobody seems to want to address:

At what age should a young girl be com­pelled, against her will by law to share a bath­room with a per­son who has fully devel­oped male genitalia?

Age 15? Age 12, Age 7? Age 3?

I think that before we lis­ten to lec­tures on moral­ity from the NBA or any other orga­ni­za­tion that wants to sig­nal their virtue to the world, or at least to the media cul­ture at North Carolina’s expense, we must insist on an answer to that question.

I think I can safely pre­dict we won’t get one, because that ques­tion instead of deal­ing with ephemeral feel­ings puts the actual real­ity of the issue directly before them.


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There has been plenty of self righteous glee by our friends on the left concerning this decision by the NBA:

“Our week-long schedule of All-Star events and activities is intended to be a global celebration of basketball, our league, and the values for which we stand, and to bring together all members of the NBA community — current and former players, league and team officials, business partners, and fans. While we recognize that the NBA cannot choose the law in every city, state, and country in which we do business, we do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2.”

The statement said the league will announce an alternate venue for next year’s event in the coming weeks.

USA Today reports the CEO of golden state has a great impact on the decision:

In a poignant address, Golden State Warriors president and chief operating officer Rick Welts, 63, who is openly gay, explained his meaningful and lifelong affiliation with the NBA and told league owners he didn’t feel comfortable attending the All-Star Game in Charlotte if the law remained as is.

His comfort level which young girls sharing a bathroom with people having fully developed male genitalia was not addressed so rather than the media spin like this

As long as HB2 in its current form remains in place, though, that could get increasingly difficult to do, Burton said. Aside from replacing the revenue from next year’s All-Star Game, the bigger concern is that other big sports and entertainment organizations from the NFL to NASCAR are going to reconsider doing business in the state now that the NBA has put a stake in the ground.

“This is going to spread until this law is probably repealed,” he predicted.

and the comfort level of the incredibly rich let me ask the question nobody seems to want to address:

At what age should a young girl be compelled, against her will by law to share a bathroom with a person who has fully developed male genitalia?

Age 15? Age 12, Age 7? Age 3?

I think that before we listen to lectures on morality from the NBA or any other organization that wants to signal their virtue to the world, or at least to the media culture at North Carolina’s expense, we must insist on an answer to that question.

I think I can safely predict we won’t get one, because that question instead of dealing with ephemeral feelings puts the actual reality of the issue directly before them.


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