There has been plenty of self righteous glee by our friends on the left concerning this decision by the NBA:
“Our week-long schedule of All-Star events and activities is intended to be a global celebration of basketball, our league, and the values for which we stand, and to bring together all members of the NBA community — current and former players, league and team officials, business partners, and fans. While we recognize that the NBA cannot choose the law in every city, state, and country in which we do business, we do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2.”
The statement said the league will announce an alternate venue for next year’s event in the coming weeks.
USA Today reports the CEO of golden state has a great impact on the decision:
In a poignant address, Golden State Warriors president and chief operating officer Rick Welts, 63, who is openly gay, explained his meaningful and lifelong affiliation with the NBA and told league owners he didn’t feel comfortable attending the All-Star Game in Charlotte if the law remained as is.
His comfort level which young girls sharing a bathroom with people having fully developed male genitalia was not addressed so rather than the media spin like this
As long as HB2 in its current form remains in place, though, that could get increasingly difficult to do, Burton said. Aside from replacing the revenue from next year’s All-Star Game, the bigger concern is that other big sports and entertainment organizations from the NFL to NASCAR are going to reconsider doing business in the state now that the NBA has put a stake in the ground.
“This is going to spread until this law is probably repealed,” he predicted.
and the comfort level of the incredibly rich let me ask the question nobody seems to want to address:
At what age should a young girl be compelled, against her will by law to share a bathroom with a person who has fully developed male genitalia?
Age 15? Age 12, Age 7? Age 3?
I think that before we listen to lectures on morality from the NBA or any other organization that wants to signal their virtue to the world, or at least to the media culture at North Carolina’s expense, we must insist on an answer to that question.
I think I can safely predict we won’t get one, because that question instead of dealing with ephemeral feelings puts the actual reality of the issue directly before them.
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