From The Babylon Bee:
LOS ANGELES, CA—After yesterday’s game against the Phoenix Suns, LeBron James suddenly came out and announced he and the Lakers are both boycotting the playoffs in the name of social justice.
“I talked to the guys, and we all agreed: the playoffs are racist and white supremacist, and we won’t be going this year,” James said during a post-game press conference. “I just think it’s really problematic that all these other teams are supporting the playoffs despite my brave stand for social justice.”
“The Lakers are I are making this courageous stand here, and it’s hard to believe so many other teams are participating in the playoffs.”
“But didn’t you guys just, like, get eliminated from the playoffs? How is this a stand for social justice?” asked one reporter. James immediately flopped on the ground and screamed, claiming the reporter had punched him in the face. She was removed from the room by referees.
James then popped back up and clarified that he won’t rule out going next year, should the NBA address all the issues of racism and white supremacy, and also should his team actually make the playoffs.
Lately the problem hasn’t been finding idiocies to fill up a weekly account, it’s been editing them down to a manageable size. From PF Whalen at thebluestateconservative.com:
Headline #1: Former Minneapolis Policeman Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of All Charges
On Tuesday, the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial for the death of George Floyd delivered a verdict of guilty on all charges: second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter.
Thoughts and Observations:
- In determining the correctness of the verdict, consider a simple question: If everything else about the case had been identical to what actually happened, except George Floyd was a white man and not black, would Derek Chauvin have been convicted? Of anything? Not only is the answer ‘no,’ this trial would have never even happened.
- We all knew before the verdict that the BLM/Antifa riots of last summer would be a large factor in the outcome. “If you find him not-guilty Mr. and Mrs. Juror, you can expect to see the country burn down.” But to hear people like Al Sharpton and President Joe Biden openly pointing to the protests/riots as a force is remarkable. Sharpton actually applauded and credited the riots for the decision. This verdict was mob justice, and no one is even trying to hide that fact.
Tonight, the Cleveland Cavaliers, down 3-1 in the NBA finals, came back and defeated the Golden State Warriors 93-89 to win the championship in seven games. They were the first ever to come back from 3-1 (32 teams had previously failed) and they beat Golden State and its MVP, Steve Curry, on their home court. Golden State set a record this year, winning 73 regular season victories, and the team was the defending champion and the betting favorite. Lebron James, one of basketball’s greatest players, sparked the comeback and was named the series MVP. James, originally from Ohio, had returned to Cleveland after winning 2 championships in Miami for the express purpose of winning a championship for the city, which had not had one in any major sport for over 50 years. From James:
Cleveland, this is for you.
Congratulations to James, the Cavaliers, and the city of Cleveland.
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From LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar:
My motivation is to make sure my guys are ready and prepared every night we step on the floor. And I have some other motivation that I won’t talk about right now, but I have so many different things to worry about than being an underdog or guys counting us out.”
“LeBron James cryptic about ‘other motivation’ that’s fueling title drive,” http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2015/story/_/id/13042707/2015-nba-finals-secret-motivation-fuels-lebron-james-cleveland-cavaliers
The NBA finals this year has the potential to be one of those epic battles and epic stories. The first two games went into overtime, with the Golden State Warriors winning the first and the Cavaliers the second. The Cavaliers have two starters down for the count, and LeBron James has risen to the occasion, averaging 41.5 points, 12 rebounds, and 8.5 assists per game. Who knows what his “other motivation” might be. The Warriors feature guard Stephen Curry, the league’s MVP. Cleveland has grit; Golden State wins the style points. Stay tuned, tonight is the third game of the series, in Cleveland.