Last month (July 13), four black NBA superstars took the stage at this years politically correct sports awards show, the ESPYs.
Of course anything on or having to do with the sports network ESPN or its affiliates is left-leaning and politically correct – quite often more rabidly than the liberal news media.
We learned that fact long ago (2003), when the network hired Rush Limbaugh to do a segment on its popular football show, “NFL Sunday Countdown,” telling him he could say anything he likes and then firing him for doing just that.
Carmello Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwayne Wade and LeBron James stood on stage to decry “gun violence” against blacks. Even when they forwarded limp “faux-praise” of police – there was always a but. Sure, the cops are great … but … they need to stop murdering innocent black boys like Michael Brown, the gentle thug … er … giant.
OK, no one actually said that, but this was the gist of the four athletes’ individual diatribes.
They all flatulated the same old Black Lives Matter-type fabrications regarding police “gun violence” in the black community, but I want to concentrate on one.
After Carmello and Chris Paul spoke, it was Dwayne Wade’s turn to lie about the real situation in the black community. He said: “The racial profiling has to stop. The shoot-to-kill mentality has to stop. Not seeing the value of black and brown bodies has to stop. But also the retaliation has to stop. The endless gun violence in places like Chicago, Dallas – not to mention Orlando – it has to stop … enough … enough is enough.” Blah, blah, blah.
Not one of the four NBA players acknowledged the truth – the truth that 99 percent of blacks shot in America are shot by other blacks. This amorphous “gun violence” claim is a purposeful attempt to hide the elephant in the room – that it is not police who are wantonly killing blacks, but other blacks.
And just this past Friday, the senseless “gun violence” hit home for Wade. Did a cop “profile” a Wade family member and murder someone employing his “shoot-to-kill mentality”?
Not quite. In fact a family member of Wade’s was senselessly gunned down and in broad daylight. Wade’s first cousin “Nykea Aldridge, 32, was pushing a baby in a stroller in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood after leaving the Dulles School of Excellence at around 3:30 p.m. when two men opened fire at another man, according to ABC-owned station WLS.”
It turns out that this was a gang shooting, in the street, in broad daylight in the Chicago neighborhood. This is becoming commonplace in Chicago, black-on-black murders, with many innocent bystanders paying the price for merely being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
But still the local ABC affiliate reported that Wade had just recently and ironically “spoken out about gun violence.” No, he didn’t – nor did his fellow NBAers. Their only point was to further the false narrative of rampant police hatred and targeting of the black community – not what is actually going on, which are hundreds of tragic incidents just like this and a murder rate in Chicago that is already up 48 percent.
Where were the police? They weren’t the ones “shooting to kill.” It was other men – black men, who actually had that “mentality.” If the police were there, Dwayne, just maybe your dear cousin would still be alive and her child (and other three children) could grow up with a mother.