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eazyb81
10-19-2011, 08:33 AM
Apparently Gumbel went full retard. Don Imus got fired for much less.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/sports/132129268.html

Bryant Gumbel Calls NBA Commish "Plantation Overseer"

TV talker goes racial as pro basketball talks falter


By Greg Wilson

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011 | Updated 8:46 AM EDT

Bryant Gumbel invoked race in a televised editorial on the NBA's strained labor talks, likening league Commissioner David Stern to a "plantation overseer."

Gumbel ended Tuesday's edition of HBO's "Real Sports" by taking aim at Stern, who he said is to blame for the lockout that threatens the entire season. He said Stern's "disdain for the players" is "pathetic."

"But his efforts were typical of a commissioner, who has always seemed eager to be viewed as some kind of modern plantation overseer treating NBA men as if they were his boys," Gumbel said. "It’s part of Stern’s M.O. Like his past self-serving edicts on dress code or the questioning of officials, his moves are intended to do little more than show how he’s the one keeping the hired hands in their place."

Gumbel has often played the race card when talking sports. In 2006, when then-NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue was leaving office, he said Tagliabue kept Players Union boss Gene Upshaw on a "leash" as his "personal pet." The comment was widely viewed as having a racial overtone.

Later that year, Gumbel explained why he doesn't like the Winter Olympics.

"Try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention," Gumbel said.

The NBA and its players union were talking with a federal mediator present into early Wednesday morning in a marathon effort to bridge their gap.The league's lockout is 111 days old, and the first two weeks of the season have already been canceled.

Talks are hung up on how to divide revenue and the league's salary cap. Owners want to cut the players’ share of revenues to 47 percent from 57 percent. The owners have dropped their demand for a hard salary cap but they insist on new restrictions on the soft-cap system.

The average salary in the NBA is $4.8 million, the highest in all professional sports.

WhiteWhale
10-19-2011, 08:55 AM
Gumble is what he is. He loves to play the race card, even though he tries really hard to avoid looking or sounding black himself.

blaise
10-19-2011, 08:58 AM
NBA players have the best deal of any professional athlete in the US.

WV
10-19-2011, 09:09 AM
I'm sure the claims will be well he was on HBO, so he doesn't have to be fired. That's not regular TV.

Really I don't care though, I hope the NBA dies a long slow death.

Short Leash Hootie
10-19-2011, 09:11 AM
NBA players have the best deal of any professional athlete in the US.

Meh.

They also have 15 man rosters.

blaise
10-19-2011, 09:16 AM
Meh.

They also have 15 man rosters.

Who's got a better deal than they do? And about 15 men on a roster- It's not like there's a big group of guys floating out there who aren't in the NBA capable of playing in the NBA, anyway.

Rausch
10-19-2011, 09:18 AM
Who's got a better deal than they do? And about 15 men on a roster- It's not like there's a big group of guys floating out there who aren't in the NBA capable of playing in the NBA, anyway.

Midget BBall would be far more entertaining and worth my $100...

Deberg_1990
10-19-2011, 09:20 AM
Gumble is what he is. He loves to play the race card, even though he tries really hard to avoid looking or sounding black himself.


I think its funny when does does try and be black:


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gblowfish
10-19-2011, 09:22 AM
"Wayne Brady makes Bryant Gumbel look like Malcolm X." -Paul Mooney

Amnorix
10-19-2011, 09:23 AM
He's a POS.

loochy
10-19-2011, 09:49 AM
"Wayne Brady makes Bryant Gumbel look like Malcolm X." -Paul Mooney

You beat me to it. ROFL

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SPATCH
10-19-2011, 09:56 AM
In regard to the OP.. You do realize that Don Imus called the entire Maryland lady's basketball team "nappy headed hoes"

...tad worse bro

JD10367
10-19-2011, 09:57 AM
If slaves make $4.8 million, chain me up.

eazyb81
10-19-2011, 10:02 AM
In regard to the OP.. You do realize that Don Imus called the entire Maryland lady's basketball team "nappy headed hoes"

...tad worse bro

In a joking manner, which was par for the course for him if you watched his show.

Gumbel just intimated that NBA players are slaves and David Stern's goal is to be a slave master. And he was serious.

Rausch
10-19-2011, 10:03 AM
If slaves make $4.8 million, chain me up.

LMAO

This...

blaise
10-19-2011, 10:03 AM
Don Imus wasn't fired because the network objected to his comments. He was fired because enough people complained and sponsors pulled advertising.

Swanman
10-19-2011, 10:50 AM
In regard to the OP.. You do realize that Don Imus called the entire Maryland lady's basketball team "nappy headed hoes"

...tad worse bro

Imus was playing off a bit that was written and used by Spike Lee, who last I checked was an African American gentleman. And it wasn't Maryland, it was Rutgers. And he was right, regardless of skin tone, that Rutgers team was hideous compared to the Tennessee team they played, whose best-looking player was African American.

Dicky McElephant
10-19-2011, 10:56 AM
I thought Bryant Gumbel was a white guy.

SPATCH
10-19-2011, 11:03 AM
Championing the fact that african-americans must exhibit "white" features in order to be attractive (smaller nose, lighter skin, "better" hair) is psychologically damaging to the race... it's a real issue, and is entirely too prevalent.

later dudes..

Mr. Laz
10-19-2011, 11:17 AM
If slaves make $4.8 million, chain me up.

LMAO

This...
Yep, every time someone implies slavery when talking about millionaire professional athletes it's just beyond stupid.

Swanman
10-19-2011, 11:18 AM
Championing the fact that african-americans must exhibit "white" features in order to be attractive (smaller nose, lighter skin, "better" hair) is psychologically damaging to the race... it's a real issue, and is entirely too prevalent.

later dudes..

An issue that was made light of in the Spike Lee movie "School Daze". Once again, its a case of not being the message, but who is delivering the message.

listopencil
10-19-2011, 12:18 PM
Meh. In my opinion, the NBA is populated mostly with whiny, bitchy, self entitled overgrown children. I'm sure there is more drama to come and I hope against hope that the NBA falls apart. Screw them.

listopencil
10-19-2011, 12:20 PM
Championing the fact that african-americans must exhibit "white" features in order to be attractive (smaller nose, lighter skin, "better" hair) is psychologically damaging to the race... it's a real issue, and is entirely too prevalent.

later dudes..

...it's not an African American problem, it's a human being problem. Black people see lighter skin as attractive. White people see darker skin as attractive. It's all about trying to change your appearance to some artificial normalized concept of beauty. It's not racism. It's vanity.

Demonpenz
10-19-2011, 12:22 PM
Bryant Gumbel failed to explain which one Stern would be booting Linux from.

Swanman
10-19-2011, 12:23 PM
...it's not an African American problem, it's a human being problem. Black people see lighter skin as attractive. White people see darker skin as attractive. It's all about trying to change your appearance to some artificial normalized concept of beauty. It's not racism. It's vanity.

Every race/color/creed has their own issues with image. With white women, it was the push to be skinny and look like the supermodels, which has fortunately changed lately. People of a latin descent tend to look favorably upon lighter skin, much like African-Americans.

Swanman
10-19-2011, 12:35 PM
Since this thread has to do with race relations, I thought this Louis CK short clip was appropriate. Very salty and racial language so be careful at work.

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Okie_Apparition
10-19-2011, 12:50 PM
Gumbel, if he really ever was, stopped being relevant a decade a go. It's sad what has beens will do to get attention again. cough Whitlock cough

Dave Lane
10-19-2011, 05:23 PM
I've been called a ****er several times and always find it oddly funny

TEX
10-19-2011, 05:37 PM
Meh. In my opinion, the NBA is populated mostly with whiny, bitchy, self entitled overgrown children. I'm sure there is more drama to come and I hope against hope that the NBA falls apart. Screw them.

This.

big nasty kcnut
10-19-2011, 05:55 PM
"Wayne Brady makes Bryant Gumbel look like Malcolm X." -Paul Mooney

dang gblow i wanted to use that.