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NBA’s New Commissioner Adam Silver’s ‘Black Player’ Age Limit Is White Paternalism and Discrimination for Profit

SilverBy Walter L. Hilliard III –

 

Back in 2005, as former NBA Commissioner David Stern was pushing for the NBA age limit with the players union, then Indiana Pacers center Jermaine O’Neal, who was drafted straight out of high school in 1996, stated: “In the last two or three years, the rookie of the year has a been a high school player. There were seven high school players in the All-Star game, so why we even talking an age limit?” O’Neal was drafted out of high school in 1996 by the Portland Trail Blazers.

 

“As a black guy, you kind of think that’s the reason why it’s coming up. You don’t hear about it in baseball or hockey. To say you have to be 20, 21 to get in the league, it’s unconstitutional. If I can go to the U.S. army and fight the war at 18, why can’t you play basketball for 48 minutes?”

So here we are again and new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is getting right down to business and continuing his predecessor’s, David Stern, White paternalism, trying to increase what amounts to a “Black player” age limit for poor Black kids that happen to be talented basketball players.

 

It’s okay to start a family and go to war or adult prison at 18, but you can’t play in Adam Silver’s “professional” basketball league?

 

I might be crazy but I thought America was supposed to be the land of opportunity, however, Black NBA prospects are being singled out with age restrictions because their sport is predominantly Black, and we know there’s nothing worse to the White sports media and fans than some Black ‘hood kid striking it rich in the NBA draft, stirring up jealousy and feelings that somehow a poor Black kid doesn’t deserve to get so much money so early in life. Nonetheless, no one calls for an age limit in predominantly White sports like golf, tennis, baseball, hockey, etc. In fact, you can go pro before finishing high school in some of these sports. Only when Black NFLers or NBAers are concerned is there this kind of discrimination.

 

And leading the “media marketing anti-Black” charge are the usual suspects, inncluding Uncle Tom Charles Barkley, a “David Stern a*#-kisser.” This foot-dragging, bumbling country fried coon has established a reputation for running out and telling Black people to “shut up” any time someone says something racist. And he’s so bad that he even blamed Trayvon Martin for his own death, during his media “anti-Trayvon Martin” media tour.

Stern and Silver have been saying that they want more mature, NBA-talent-ready prospects that will improve the college (because they cannot leave college right away) and NBA game. But this issue should have nothing to do with a player coming out of high school being “ready” or emotionally mature or to improve the college and NBA game. This is America. The NBA is trying to put in a discriminatory age limit to cover for their lack of ability or talent to draft the best prospects, so their concern are young players turning into flops., as well as racism. But consider the case of NBA players like LeBron James, Tracey McGrady, Amare Stoudemire, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant – all drafted out of high school before the current age limit was instituted.

 

So it doesn’t look good for NBA prospects.

 

It will also be of critical importance for players of all races at NCAA Division I schools to join the union movement initiated by Northwestern football players and push for compensation during their college Basketball Slavery years because if they don’t make the the professional ranks, their careers are over.

 

And we all know the graduation rates for Black players at these major schools hovers around 30 to 40 percent. But by the time these players reach college, they have been “drawn out” – mentally – by their AAU coaches, recruiters, and others seeking to profit off of their talents so most of them will not be looking to “get paid” in college unless the union movement sweeps them up and they then see the potential. Not to mention how difficult it will be to break away from the control of their coaches and athlete directors, who can threaten their scholarships.

 

It’s time for NBA players to stop allowing themselves to be led around by their agents and develop some sense of a Black Social Consciousness. The have no trouble doing NBA Cares commercials, but where are the NBA Cares for poor Back kids in the Neighborhoods they Come from Commercial?

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Preparation & Responsibility

Will SmithBy Walter L. Hilliard III

 

Many years ago, I sat in a college classroom at Kutztown University enjoying my exchanges with a “hippie throwback” professor who had fallen and was unable to climb out of the long gone ‘60s.   But his brilliance taught me a thing or two and laid titles on my views about a corporate-run American society struggling to stay on track on a runaway train driven by Wall Street and ignored by politicians.  And here we are today still licking our wounds after that train crash.

Yes, during and after college I was afraid, very afraid.  So I decided I’d had enough of self-important politicians speechifying about voting for them and decided that I’d go out into the Community and “do” what we vote for politicians to do for us.  Many moons and successful grassroots programs later, I still have little desire to talk with politicians.  I mean, have you ever talked to a politician (they’re all the same) and then have them give you that look like, “Uhhh, I’m sorry, what’d ya say, I wasn’t listening?”

My Life Response:  “Uhhhm, sorry, I was simply asking you to get your ‘career’ out of my way so I can continue working.  Thank you.”

Activism and real grassroots programming is what’s missing in America.  And Barack Obama is viewed as Rock Star and a Messiah because too many of us have been “dressing in the dark,” waiting for someone to open up our minds and shine their light onto aspirations we don’t believe we can act on.

The thing about excuses: if you have them, you’ll use them.  Community and personal responsibility will always be our only saviors. Barack is not going to save us.

We all loved Michael Jackson for his talent and charity work, but he refused to grow up and take on his responsibility to be a man, always blaming his father, Joe Jackson, for his abhorrent behavior and unhappiness.  Swim around in your sorrows and life makes you pay.

Bottom line: after high school, you can start a family, fight in a war, or do anything you want to do so stop blaming your parents for your shortcomings.

Many of us are hiding our greatness in church pews and behind mates, but we will always be the leaders we are looking for.

Will Smith, a multi-billion dollar entertainer and businessman, said:  “If you stay ready you ain’t got to git ready.” Does Will know what he’s talking about?  Well, eleven or so of his movies have earned over $300 million, EACH, and every rap album he’s made has gone gold (500,000 sold) or platinum (one million sold).  And to think of all the rappers who had laughed at Will and said his rapping style was corny.  Ha-ha – I’d tell you their names, but . . . I can’t remember them?

Anyway, we should admire Will more for his community service projects, such as the New Village Academy he started in Calabasas, California, giving students with limited opportunities a chance to succeed in life.

Big Willie, or so he calls himself, said that what separates him from others is that he will not be outworked by anyone. “If we were both on treadmills,” said Will, “you’ll fall and give up before I will, or I will die on the treadmill.  While the other guy is sleeping, I’m working.”

What could you accomplish if your work ethic matched Will’s?

You Can Run from Your Greatness, but you Cannot Hide from Your “Self.”

There will never be anyone like you – your work can never be duplicated.   And don’t let fear, a self-fulfilling prophecy, hold you back.

What if Martin Luther King had ignored his desire to change America and said, “Nahhh, it’s too dangerous, I’ll just play it safe and chill in my church?”  Thus, there would be no Barack Obama.

And Dr. King didn’t have two brains. Would Martin accept your excuses?  I know your mama and friends are tired of hearing your excuses:  “But mama . . .”

Are your dreams going to join the millions buried in the graveyard?

How do you awaken:  “Good morning, Lord!” or “Good Lord, it’s morning!”

And don’t let the unhappy people “gift you” their miserable reality.  Misery doesn’t just love company, it wants to move in.

 

Your Reputation Is Based On Your Preparation.

The harder you work, the luckier you get.

I remember – after agreeing to do a presentation for a few teachers – pulling up to the high school and asking my friend if there was a basketball game that night because of all the cars.  Needless to say, I discovered I was the only game going on that night when I walked into an auditorium full of every teacher in the school.

I paused to smile at my friend, with revenge in my eyes, turned to the crowd, and gave one of my best presentations ever.  I was prepared.

Talk Isn’t Cheap, It’s Free

Talking too much is like Novocain, it numbs your sense of urgency to take the action your subconscious mind needs to help you develop the habits that will make you successful.  If talking alone made success a reality we’d all have everything we wanted.  “Don’t talk about it, be about it.” Waiting is a trap:  “One day I’m gonna . . .”

“. . . You gonna, what – die?  Well, you got that right.”

Ouch!

When you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail, and our world is the lesser for it.

Africa and Uganda Strike Back At Obama’s Extortion-Like Paternalism and Gay Rights

By Walter L. Hilliard III –

Uganda

“Obama, leave us alone. Homosexuals have no room in Uganda.” This is what a sign held by Ugandan children said, as they laughed and celebrated President Yoweri Museveni’s signing of Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill before a world TV audience.

 

No, I don’t agree with locking up first-time offenders for 14 years, but President Barack Obama’s Gay Freight Train is running over the world’s rights and must be stopped.

 

And I must say that when I saw the African children in Uganda holding up signs dissing Obama, the most powerful man on the planet, Black or White, I loved it. I was proud because, finally, Black people – even in Africa – are standing up to someone who doesn’t even like Black people.

 

Uganda’s backlash occurred because Obama recently criticized and threatened the government to not sign an anti-homosexuality bill; however, Museveni and government officials, like the powerful Africans they are, not only passed the bill, but Museveni also said they will work with the Russians if the US is uncomfortable with their position. (Uganda gets about $400 million from the US.)

 

Now that’s Keepin’ It Real! And what Uganda was really, really saying to Obama was: “Yo, you bougie, Harvard-educated Uncle Tom, you don’t run this, here. Just because you dupe them Black Wannabe Negroes in America to vote for you and kiss your ARSE – even though you don’t give a damn about them. You got it twisted! You can’t run game over here because we sittin’ on the cradle of civilization, Mother Africa, the Mother of all mankind. Word!”

 

What Obama is doing is committing extortion, abusing his office and power to force compliance with his personal and political views, bullying African countries like Uganda, Black colleges (required to do gay rights events or get no federal student loan money) and anyone who doesn’t jump in line with his gay agenda.

 

How silly, a Black man with an imperialistic, Eurocentric mentality, single-handedly destroying America’s foreign policy with our African allies over gay rights.

 

The World Bank, a Eurocentric institution, has jumped in now and is withholding $90 million that’s supposed to help Uganda’s healthcare system. They probably received a call from Obama. In response, a Ugandan spokesman said the World Bank “should not Blackmail its members.” Demark and Norway, two super White countries also don’t Like Black people, are also taking action against Uganda.

 

I mean, these countries, like Obama, must really love homosexuality. The World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has also threatened that multinational corporations may be discouraged from doing business in the country. This should tell you that many government’s and/or their people are used to sexually exploiting African people. What’s not known by most is that large numbers of young African soccer players often move from Africa to Europe to play on low level teams and take their shot at making it big in soccer, but the vast majority fall short and get stuck in Europe and are forced into homosexual prostitution rinks to survive — rinks run and frequented by White men seeking sex with young African males.

 

But you won’t hear about this in the “Lamestream” world media. No, the pervert connection to homosexuality and the exploitation of Black men is always left out and you’re accused of discrimination against gays if you bring it up. Meanwhile, White Americans, Europeans and others are forcing homosexuality on Black men. Imagine that, that the international slave traders and colonial exploiters are lecturing Africa on moral grounds. Some nerve.

 

Disgusting perverts!

 

Aids, which is caused by homosexual behavior (then passed on to females), intravenous drug use, etc., is ravaging Africa (and American Blacks are the fastest growing group of new aids cases in the  United States) but no one ever talks about this. President Museveni also had scientist study and report that there was no legitimate research or evidence proving that one is born gay. But the research in the US and around the world says the same thing – and the “gay gene” theory has no scientific bases.

 

Who does Barack Obama think he is, lecturing and threatening African leaders about gay rights when he doesn’t say a damn thing about how Black people in America are treated? And Black men, who are about six percent of the population, make up about 50 percent of those who are incarcerated in local, state, and federal prisons. So who in the hell is he to tell Africa what to do when he also refuses to prosecute even one of the Bankster Gangsters that ruined our economy in 2008? Not to mention, the U.S.  government and most of our citizens act like teyt don’t even like Africa, anyway.

 

Obama is a hypocrite and the sooner his Black a*^ is out of office, gone, the better. He even pulled his “Yaw better accept gay rights” stunt at Mandela’s funeral ceremony.

 

I also watched an interview in which a White female reporter asked an Ugandan government official if Uganda was trying to eradicate homosexuality? The official responded that the purpose of their anti-homosexuality law was to protect the institution of marriage and stop the promotion of homosexuality.

 

This is all I’ve been saying, stop promoting homosexuality, especially to Black children. I really don’t care what people do in their bedrooms – I might not like it, but the point is that the gay community wants to indoctrinate the world with their sexual practices, which should be private.

 

A Ugandan newspaper also published the names of the “Top 200” homosexuals. You may say this is wrong, but what we’re really talking about is “morality” and justice, and isn’t it just as wrong that the American gay rights movement, which is really a White-driven movement, is “using” Black males and females to “come out of the closet” – those like Michael Sam, Jason Collins, Robin Roberts — to do their dirty work and knock down barriers when most of these gays don’t even like Black people.  How do I know?  Well, look no further than the fact that they have the nerve, the sheer gull, to compare their plight to the Black Civil Rights movement and a people who have experienced, and continue to, 400 years of death and destruction at the hands of their oppressor because of the color of their skin.  Being gay and being Black are not the same thing; gay rights is not the same as Black Civil Rights.

 

Thank you very much!

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