On Wednesday, NBA players decided to boycott three playoff games to protest the police-involved shooting of black Wisconsin criminal Jacob Blake, and star/activist LeBron James expressed his frustration over the media-driven myth that police are slaughtering unarmed black men, tweeting to his 47 million Twitter followers, “FUCK THIS MAN!!!! WE DEMAND CHANGE. SICK OF IT”
The Milwaukee Bucks, as well as several other players and teams, decided not to play their three playoff games, although it’s unclear what they hope to achieve. Boycotts, after all, are designed to put political pressure on a company or entity to change, but how does an obscenely-overpaid athlete refusing to play a game force an end to police shootings?
Answer: it doesn’t. This is pure virtue-signaling on the part of an incredibly privileged, miniscule number of entertainers who have a grotesquely-inflated sense of their own significance.
ESPN NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the entire NBA season may be in jeopardy. Teams and players in other leagues are considering boycotting as well. What they are all about to find out is that most Americans don’t care. Ratings already have plunged thanks to this left-wing politicization of an arena where fans go to escape politics. If the leagues don’t get this under control fast, pro sports will virtue-signal themselves right out of existence.