The NBA refuses to get out of the business of left-wing politics.
Even though the election is over, NBA players and owners are still sticking by a political movement that invited a massive fan backlash.
And this NBA team’s latest anti-Trump protest will leave you red with rage.
Earlier this summer, the perennial sad sack Sacramento Kings fired play by play announcer Grant Napear after Napear tweeted, “ALL LIVES MATTER.”
Former Kings player DeMarcus Cousin instigated the Tweet by asking Napear for his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement.
“‘Hey!!!! How are you? Thought you forgot about me,’” Cousins wrote.
“Haven’t heard from you in years. ALL LIVES MATTER . . . EVERY SINGLE ONE!!!” Napear responded.
Napear called Kings games since 1988, but the team fired him anyway and smeared him as a racist.
Naturally, the Kings hired a racist, anti-police Trump-hater to replace Napear.
ESPN’s Mark Jones will be the Kings new play-by-play announcer for the 2020-2021 season even though Jones’ comments on politics were actually racist and offensive.
But since they attack the right people – President Trump, the police and America – the Kings rewarded Jones with a promotion.
Jones retweeted someone calling President Trump a white supremacist.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 24, 2020
In another Tweet, he said he did not want police protection for a college football game he called on ESPN because Jones accused the police of being racist killers.
“Saturday at my football game I’ll tell the police officer on duty to ‘protect’ me he can just take the day off. Fr. I’d rather not have the officer shoot me because he feared for his life because of my black skin or other dumb ish. I’m not signing my own death certificate,” Jones wrote.
Jones sent another Tweet blasting all whites as racists.
"If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you."
-Lyndon B Johnson
— MarkJonesESPN (@MarkJonesESPN) September 24, 2020
The NBA suffered massively upon its return as fans rejected the league’s Black Lives Matter political movement.
Ratings were down over 40 percent.
NBA league commissioner Adam Silver pledged that the upcoming season would be politics free.
That does not seem to be the case.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.