• Thunder niggers all kneel during national anthem after threat from Okla

    From hamilton@21:1/5 to All on Sun Aug 2 01:19:01 2020
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    Turn off your TV sets.

    Take the advertising revenue away from these ignorant niggers.

    Oklahoma City Thunder players did not heed a lawmaker’s threat
    about kneeling during the national anthem.

    All the Thunder players knelt on Saturday alongside Utah Jazz
    players during their NBA bubble debut.

    Jazz and Thunder all kneel for the national anthem. One referee
    remains standing. pic.twitter.com/hFMoq9hVNl

    — Eric Walden (@tribjazz) August 1, 2020
    The social justice protest arrived a day after an Oklahoma state
    lawmaker attempted to pressure Thunder players to his will.

    Rep. Sean Roberts (R-Hominy) issued a warning to the Thunder on
    Friday threatening to pull tax breaks for the team if players
    kneel during the national anthem while citing conspiracy
    theories about “Marxism.”

    Since bubble play started Thursday, players have largely knelt
    during the national anthem to protest police brutality and
    racial injustice.

    Roberts floats ‘significant tax benefits’
    “If the Oklahoma City Thunder leadership and players follow the
    current trend of the NBA by kneeling during the national anthem
    prior to Saturday’s game, perhaps we need to reexamine the
    significant tax benefits the State of Oklahoma granted the
    Oklahoma City Thunder organization when they came to Oklahoma,”
    Roberts wrote in a statement.

    Oklahoma News 4 reached out to the Thunder for a response to
    Roberts’ threat. As of Friday evening, the Thunder had not

    Thunder guard Chris Paul is the president of the National
    Basketball Players Association. He helped negotiate a deal with
    the NBA to allow players to wear social justice messaging on
    their uniforms during bubble play.

    It was a long shot that Paul or any other Thunder players
    wouldn’t take a knee. Miami Heat forward Meyers Leonard and
    Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac were the only players to
    decline to take a knee in the bubble through Saturday afternoon.
    San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and assistant Becky
    Hammon also declined to take a knee on Friday.

    Players have made a point to use their platforms to explain that
    as Black men, they fear for their lives and safety in the United
    States because of their skin color. Utah Jazz guard Donovan
    Mitchell carried a bulletproof vest emblazoned with a list of
    victims of police brutality to his news conference Thursday
    night to make his point.

    The NBA has a rule on its books requiring players to stand for
    the anthem. Commissioner Adam Silver vowed on Thursday not to
    enforce it “under these unique circumstances.”

    Roberts: Kneeling will destroy families
    Roberts believes the demonstration intends to destroy nuclear

    “By kneeling during the playing of the national anthem, the NBA
    and its players are showing disrespect to the American flag and
    all it stands for,” Roberts wrote. “This anti-patriotic act
    makes clear the NBA’s support of the Black Lives Matter group
    and its goal of defunding our nation’s police, its ties to
    Marxism and its efforts to destroy nuclear families.”

    https://sports.yahoo.com/oklahoma-lawmaker-threatens-tax- penalties-for-thunder-if-players-kneel-during-anthem-

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