NBA team owners will no longer be called owners

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by rowdyyates, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. AaeCee

    AaeCee Member

    Messages:
    16,865
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2005
    Location:
    MD.
    Coincidentally, I've recently decided that I no longer want to be considered as merely a fellow 'professional', and have informed all associates to address me as 'Emperor'.

    Yeah, I like the sound of that.
     
    rowdyyates likes this.
  2. Jason_77

    Jason_77 Member

    Messages:
    6,777
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2013
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Not really but I’ll try it again in a different way... why do you think everyone who shares a particular opinion is both looking to be offended and also unemployed?
     
    cutaway and StanG like this.
  3. Chuck Snider

    Chuck Snider Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,136
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    Limbo
    No I think people should get busy getting busy.. Life is hard.. I'm sure most people with these opinions are already working.Just like you with your defensive direction.If you want to stand around with your $5 cup of coffee and finger point. that is a waste of life!. And that is what it is getting to.. "Team Owner " is in fact a reality.. Do you own a car? Did that hurt your brain.. God I' glad I'm old..
     
    Dr.Twang! likes this.
  4. RunninWDevil

    RunninWDevil Member

    Messages:
    188
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2018
    You honestly think the US is the least racist country? :facepalm
     
  5. aynirar27

    aynirar27 All You Need Is Rock and Roll Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    30,085
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2011
    Location:
    Great Barrington, MA
    Just when you think pro sports couldn’t get any stupider, they do things like this, and they get more stupider.
     
    sundog964 and Old Possum like this.
  6. aynirar27

    aynirar27 All You Need Is Rock and Roll Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    30,085
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2011
    Location:
    Great Barrington, MA
    It’s tough to compare to other countries, but millennial America is not your daddy’s America when it comes to tolerance and acceptance
     
    Dirty_Tones and QRSS like this.
  7. mikebat

    mikebat Member

    Messages:
    9,207
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Location:
    It's cold outside.
    They own the team, not the players. Everything else is petty.
     
    aynirar27 likes this.
  8. Raymond Lin

    Raymond Lin Member

    Messages:
    2,605
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2014
    Only in America I guess.

    Sports teams are like a company, you can own a company.

    You can also be a CEO of a company, or a Chairman or manager. A company is a legal entity, you own it and thus you are the owner.

    The problem isn't the word, the problem is the people who actually associate it with slavery.

    It’s nothing to do with owning a player either, a player is simply an employee, under contract and as such, they are bound by the legal contract that they signed in their own free will. It’s a gentleman’s agreement between 2 parties.

    If someone is unable to have that distinction clear in their head need to step away from the debate and go back to school.
     
    sundog964 likes this.
  9. Sidney Vicious

    Sidney Vicious Member

    Messages:
    8,660
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2008
    Location:
    NOLAUSA
    What’s your nominee?
     
    onyxrhino, fjblair and Buck Murdock like this.
  10. PB+J

    PB+J Member

    Messages:
    1,176
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2007
    Location:
    arlington, va
    I'm not troubled by this stuff because i enjoy rethinking assumptions.

    There's a case to be made for it in the sense that sports franchises inevitably run into the US history of racial segregation--do we need to remember when black athletes weren't allowed?--and also sports has a weird management structure where the rights to players are owned and the players themselves were restricted in their ability to negotiate for higher pay.

    If you enjoy thinking about language and its meaning read about the case of Flood v. Kuhn and consider ownership in sports.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flood_v._Kuhn

    Of you don't enjoy it, then just rant about political correctness
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2019
    Peteyvee and StanG like this.
  11. Matteo11

    Matteo11 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,932
    Joined:
    May 17, 2011
    Location:
    Nashvegas baby
  12. TheGuildedAge

    TheGuildedAge Supporting Member

    Messages:
    12,381
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Apparently they have been doing it in media guides for some time. But now it's an official move.

    I was wondering at first if it's because ownership is conditional. I know if they don't follow rules or owners get convicted of certain crimes, they can be forced to sell the team.

    But I guess, from the little I have read, it really is about the pejorative connotation of the word.

    I read an interesting article that said they don't have an owner problem, they have an owner mentality problem.

    I probably shouldn't do any links, but Google Donald Sterling: he had some alarming quotes about his team and players that helped me understand why so many found the terms offensive.
     
    PB+J and fjblair like this.
  13. ducker 1

    ducker 1 Member

    Messages:
    1,905
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Location:
    Tualatin Oregon
    so we now no longer own our pets we govern them? So I am the Governor of my cats? Governor Ducker--I like that
     
    sundog964 likes this.
  14. Heinz57Pep

    Heinz57Pep Member

    Messages:
    11,294
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2013
    Yeah, anyone who thinks the U.S. has the market cornered on racism is sadly mistaken. We just have the most guilt about it.
     
    RTR, ripple, onyxrhino and 6 others like this.
  15. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    38,590
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2002
    Location:
    Northern VA
    jaycee and Matteo11 like this.
  16. jazzguitar14

    jazzguitar14 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,740
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    I hope this post is not over the edge.

    The past few years have shown ESPN, NFL, and other sports organizations pushing a certain political agenda.

    Possibly, this new "non-ownership" phrasing could be designed as another small chip off the block of Capitalism. There is no Ownership -- but of course there is Governance.

    Just some food for thought, I'm not here to argue.
     
  17. cutaway

    cutaway Supporting Member

    Messages:
    16,801
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Location:
    North Carolina
    PB+J and QRSS like this.
  18. el capitan

    el capitan Member

    Messages:
    5,092
    Joined:
    May 31, 2017
    Location:
    the land of ice and snow
    Imagine being so disingenuous as to suggest that the issue is that limited in scope.
     
    ripple, onyxrhino, ixnay and 2 others like this.
  19. TheGuildedAge

    TheGuildedAge Supporting Member

    Messages:
    12,381
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    No human has the right to own any animal.

    I prefer the term cohabitants. Until your cats rise up and destroy you. Which they certainly will.
     
    el capitan likes this.
  20. Old Possum

    Old Possum Member

    Messages:
    627
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2019
    Lol, what's next...…....
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice