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Old 12-21-2006, 12:07 AM   #65
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Originally Posted by Hercules Rockefeller View Post
What you quoted had nothing to do with how the NBA is perceived. Whether Melo is black, white, or any color of the rainbow, once he took a swing there was an automatic suspension coming.
We may be talking about two different things. I was talking about how the world percieves the NBA. I'm not upset by the suspension at all. Melo did the crime and he deserves it.

I guess my point is, the NBA is viewed as a collection of thugs, and IMO race has plenty to do with that.

Just look at this response to the AI thread:

What sport is this in reference to? Oh. That's right. Gangstaball.
I removed the name because I didn't want it to seem like I was calling him out or bashing him without a chance to defend himself.

Why is it that NBA players are viewed as thugs, or why is it that when the NYC fight broke out, people just said "Well, that's thugs doing what they do."

It's just interesting to me that when guys in other sports do stuff like this, or get caught with guns, or whatever, it's not perceived as the whole league is that way.
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