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Silver: league rule is "players stand during anthem"
« on: September 28, 2017, 08:32:32 PM »

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http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20853206/nba-commissioner-adam-silver-expects-players-stand-national-anthem


Silver didn't say what would happen if any players refuse to stand, adding: "If that were to happen, we'll deal with it when it happens."

Lets hope the league enforces the rule and harshly Punishes those breaking the rules to disrespect the flag
« Last Edit: September 28, 2017, 10:36:55 PM by CelticsElite »

Re: Silver: league rule is "players stand during anthem"
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2017, 08:44:10 PM »

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Didn't they have some problem with Abdul-Rauf back in 1996.

Is that were the rule comes from? Or was he just a victim of it?

Re: Silver: league rule is "players stand during anthem"
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2017, 08:49:58 PM »

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Just stop this nonsense already.

Stand up when the Anthem plays.

Do your protests elsewhere in your own time..on social media..on twitter .

Re: Silver: league rule is "players stand during anthem"
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2017, 09:15:27 PM »

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Just stop this nonsense already.

Stand up when the Anthem plays.

Do your protests elsewhere in your own time..on social media..on twitter .

Totally agree, if you want to make an impact unify and boycott playing a game, take the cut in pay for missing the game and donate it to the cause you support...

Re: Silver: league rule is "players stand during anthem"
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2017, 09:16:46 PM »

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When did kneeling become a sign of disrespect. Kaepernik (sp) was sitting through the anthem and he acceded to advise that kneeling was a more respectful act of protest. Since when did kneeling become a sign of disrespect?

Re: Silver: league rule is "players stand during anthem"
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2017, 09:19:06 PM »

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Just stop this nonsense already.

Stand up when the Anthem plays.

Do your protests elsewhere in your own time..on social media..on twitter .

Yeah, that's not how protests work.
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Re: Silver: league rule is "players stand during anthem"
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2017, 09:20:56 PM »

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Just stop this nonsense already.

Stand up when the Anthem plays.

Do your protests elsewhere in your own time..on social media..on twitter .

Yeah, that's not how protests work.

Sure it is. For 99% of us, if we protest at work we get fired.


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Re: Silver: league rule is "players stand during anthem"
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2017, 09:22:15 PM »

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When did kneeling become a sign of disrespect. Kaepernik (sp) was sitting through the anthem and he acceded to advise that kneeling was a more respectful act of protest. Since when did kneeling become a sign of disrespect?

It's not, but let's be real, Abdul-Rauf wasn't doing it to raise his social media profile.

Re: Silver: league rule is "players stand during anthem"
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2017, 09:26:52 PM »

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Just stop this nonsense already.

Stand up when the Anthem plays.

Do your protests elsewhere in your own time..on social media..on twitter .

Yeah, that's not how protests work.

Sure it is. For 99% of us, if we protest at work we get fired.
Which is wrong. Simply because many are wrong does change those who are right.
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Re: Silver: league rule is "players stand during anthem"
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2017, 09:29:27 PM »

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Just stop this nonsense already.

Stand up when the Anthem plays.

Do your protests elsewhere in your own time..on social media..on twitter .
The point of a protest is to make uncomfortable those who are comfortable,in the face of injustice and the like.

To marginalize protest so that it is invisible or not disturbing, silences it. What you ask for is not innocent. it helps to perpetuate that which is deemed as unjust and unfair.
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Re: Silver: league rule is "players stand during anthem"
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2017, 09:30:51 PM »

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Just stop this nonsense already.

Stand up when the Anthem plays.

Do your protests elsewhere in your own time..on social media..on twitter .

Yeah, that's not how protests work.

Sure it is. For 99% of us, if we protest at work we get fired.
Which is wrong. Simply because many are wrong does change those who are right.

Who decides it's wrong? You? The Employer cutting the checks? The Government? God? Flying Spaghetti Monster?

Re: Silver: league rule is "players stand during anthem"
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2017, 09:32:34 PM »

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Just stop this nonsense already.

Stand up when the Anthem plays.

Do your protests elsewhere in your own time..on social media..on twitter .
The point of a protest is to make uncomfortable those who are comfortable,in the face of injustice and the like.

To marginalize protest so that it is invisible or not disturbing, silences it. What you ask for is not innocent.

Who said to make it invisible? These are extraordinarily rich men with giant platforms.  Protesting during the 95% of their lives that they're not working seems reasonable.



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Re: Silver: league rule is "players stand during anthem"
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2017, 09:33:19 PM »

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When did kneeling become a sign of disrespect. Kaepernik (sp) was sitting through the anthem and he acceded to advise that kneeling was a more respectful act of protest. Since when did kneeling become a sign of disrespect?

It's not, but let's be real, Abdul-Rauf wasn't doing it to raise his social media profile.
I don't think social media existed when Abdul Rauf was doing it

Re: Silver: league rule is "players stand during anthem"
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2017, 09:33:49 PM »

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Just stop this nonsense already.

Stand up when the Anthem plays.

Do your protests elsewhere in your own time..on social media..on twitter .

Yeah, that's not how protests work.

Sure it is. For 99% of us, if we protest at work we get fired.
Which is wrong. Simply because many are wrong does change those who are right.

Seriously? Our employers should pay us to protest?


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Re: Silver: league rule is "players stand during anthem"
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2017, 09:34:08 PM »

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Just stop this nonsense already.

Stand up when the Anthem plays.

Do your protests elsewhere in your own time..on social media..on twitter .

Yeah, that's not how protests work.

Sure it is. For 99% of us, if we protest at work we get fired.

99% of us (at least) aren't public figures who generate millions of dollars of revenue for our employers.
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