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Old 06-18-2006, 11:29 PM   #1236
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Originally Posted by angryllama
They are in the business of selling product. Is it any wonder that the team that they are promoting so heavily is the one on the receiving end of the officiating? They are in the business of controlling consumers, in maintaining revenue, in selling shoes, in selling jerseys to kids.
That is so freakin' stupid I don't even know where to start.

But I will say this: The NBA enacted a dress code because they wanted their players to look and be able to relate to the people buying tickets, white business professionals. If this were truly all about controlling consumers and selling jerseys, wouldn't they want the WHITE player to succeed, be the next Bird, inspire white America to love the NBA like it does the NFL?

Everything you're saying would suggest that Dirk should be getting every single call, if this were about revenue.
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