Journalist Exposes That Obama Is Behind The Scenes Pulling The NBA’s Strings
Last week the National Basketball Association had to postpone some playoff games because players were refusing to play after the police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake.
It has been reported by Shams Charania of The Atlantic that Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and a group of players were advised by Obama on how to proceed with their activism.
Former President Obama advised Chris Paul, head of the NBA players association – and player LeBron James to continue playing basketball. The phone call was followed by a “contentious” meeting with players telling them that Obama wants them to continue to play.
A statement from Obama’s office said:
“As an avid basketball fan, President Obama speaks regularly with players and league officials. When asked, he was happy to provide advice on Wednesday night to a small group of NBA players seeking to leverage their immense platforms for good after their brave and inspiring strike in the wake of Jacob Blake’s shooting. They discussed establishing a social justice committee to ensure that the players’ and league’s actions this week led to sustained, meaningful engagement on criminal justice and police reform.”
Statement from President Obama’s office on conversations with LeBron James and co: pic.twitter.com/87VdRKCrdN
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 29, 2020
In other words, Obama is pulling the strings behind the scenes and has taken over the NBA.
Just a couple of days after the phone call with Obama the NBA Players Association rebased a serious of demands.
One is that the NBA and players will set up a “social justice coalition” to focus on criminal justice and police reform.
Second to turn NBA arenas into voting locations during the pandemic and ballot harvesting location.
Lastly, the league will “work with the players and our network partners to create and include advertising spots in each NBA playoff game.”
The NBA and NBPA have put out the following joint statement about play resuming Saturday, along with initiatives the players and league will work on together: pic.twitter.com/2Y2e9eFEfd
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) August 28, 2020
Now we know who is pulling the strings.