On the ESPY’s the other night, we were enlightened by Lebron James, Carmello Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwayne Wade about racism and cops. Thanks a whole fucking lot assholes.
It cracks me up when millionaire athletes speak about issues they long left behind them once they signed their first contracts. These are the same athletes who are encouraged to drop any of their ghetto friends and family the moment they make the big time.
Yet here they are, speaking to the public about black men being shot by non-black police.
Now, please keep in mind, these same four people have never spoken to a national audience about stopping any other violence in the communities they once lived in, but only now when a cop is involved.
I view myself as a human and this a human problem. Black cops kill black people. White cops kill white people. Hispanic cops kill Hispanic people. This happens all the time. But sadly, these rubes pander to the media’s narrative that the only lives that matter are the black ones who are killed by non-black cops.
People of all colors should be highly offended by this. But it’s too difficult to actually give a shit about reality. It’s too difficult to realize that we are all humans. We are Americans first. But fuck that, that’s too hard to grasp and doesn’t garner enough clicks and views.
So, as those four athletes talk about making changes and stopping the violence what exactly are they going to do? They are going to say what’s popular, get in their limos and drive back to their gated community where they live all the other rich people who are not affected by violence.
Four athletes who make money by throwing a ball into a hoop just changed the world. Actually, they didn’t do shit and what they said doesn’t mean shit. If you don’t believe me, check back in five years and let me know what they actually did to change anything.