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    Re: Roy Hibbert Uses Gay Slur in Post Game Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I said nothing about not punishing him. He is not your twelfth man on the bench that must watch his mouth or risk losing his job and never find his way on a roster again. He is an NBA star and one of the best centers in the league that has the possibility of never finding himself out of the starting role in his entire career. Also, with his skill set and his height there is no one out there that can possibility bring to the floor what he does, so a trade is also off the table. The only thing they can really do is fine him, but that will do nothing from stopping him from saying whatever he wants in the future.
    If you want to take context into account, try this: he's a highly paid player and said during the remarks that he didn't care about being fined. Sounds like a smackdown is entirely reasonable.

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    Re: Roy Hibbert Uses Gay Slur in Post Game Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    true-but the reason why the NBA owners get upset is due to the faux outrage of the PC ninnies.
    Are you an owner of an NBA franchise?
    Doesn't matter why the owners got upset,it's well within their rights to do so,and well within their rights to do what they did with Hibbert.
    You are a libertarian,I shouldn't have to remind you of that.

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    Re: Roy Hibbert Uses Gay Slur in Post Game Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    Are you an owner of an NBA franchise?Doesn't matter why the owners got upset,it's well within their rights to,and well within their rights to do what they did.
    You are a libertarian,I shouldn't have to remind you of that.
    The point you seem to ignore is that I have no use for people pretending to be upset at what he said. His comment was not something that was grounds for any adult to get upset about



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    Re: Roy Hibbert Uses Gay Slur in Post Game Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    If you want to take context into account, try this: he's a highly paid player and said during the remarks that he didn't care about being fined. Sounds like a smackdown is entirely reasonable.
    Why would he care? The fine is simply meant to appease the public, not harm him. Besides, what did he actually say that was wrong? People his age say that kind of crap all the time and it's not meant to disparage gays. People are just idiots, like always.

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    Re: Roy Hibbert Uses Gay Slur in Post Game Press Conference

    If it had been intended in a malicious way then it would be different, but lets be honest there was no intent behind it. I will be honest I am not homophobic or anything of the sort, in fact I am a total proponent for the legalization of same sex marriage and equal rights, but I still use "gay slurs" while messing around with other professionals.
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    Re: Roy Hibbert Uses Gay Slur in Post Game Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    Isn't it kind of funny how some conservatives here are all of sudden taking the side of labor over the side of the business owners?
    I'm sure it's just a blip that will be rapidly become irrelevant as the course is corrected..................
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    Re: Roy Hibbert Uses Gay Slur in Post Game Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Why would he care? The fine is simply meant to appease the public, not harm him. Besides, what did he actually say that was wrong? People his age say that kind of crap all the time and it's not meant to disparage gays. People are just idiots, like always.
    that's the real point

    if he came out and said that he thought that any guy who is gay and tries to play pro ball ought to have the living crap beat out of him every time the gay guy takes the floor or if he said "I am going to rip the head off that gay guy if he ever touches me in a game" then there might be sound reasons for people to be legitimately upset with this player.

    the comment he made was far different and what is disgusting is not what he said but those groups that will churn up astro turf outrage in order to gain power or a podium and even worse are the ninnies who will try to appease such indignant hysterics



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    Re: Roy Hibbert Uses Gay Slur in Post Game Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    If it had been intended in a malicious way then it would be different, but lets be honest there was no intent behind it. I will be honest I am not homophobic or anything of the sort, in fact I am a total proponent for the legalization of same sex marriage and equal rights, but I still use "gay slurs" while messing around with other professionals.
    Exactly like when I talk about throwing Christians to the lions. In no way, shape, or form am I turned on by the idea of watching the sidedroollers torn to pieces........................

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    Re: Roy Hibbert Uses Gay Slur in Post Game Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Why would he care? The fine is simply meant to appease the public, not harm him. Besides, what did he actually say that was wrong? People his age say that kind of crap all the time and it's not meant to disparage gays. People are just idiots, like always.
    The fine served at least three purposes.

    1. To address players giving profanity-laden interviews.
    2. To address players using homosexuality as a pejorative.
    3. To address players making statements about not caring about fines.

    Given the magnitude of the game, the high pay and profile of the player and the voiced total disregard for financial consequences, his boss was like "oh, yeah"? Tough. I say to him: "suck it up, big guy".

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    Re: Roy Hibbert Uses Gay Slur in Post Game Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    The point you seem to ignore is that I have no use for people pretending to be upset at what he said. His comment was not something that was grounds for any adult to get upset about
    No offense,but whether you have any use for these people or not,is something I or anyone else here is supposed to care about why?
    Don't agree with what the NBA did with Hibbert,maybe you should not watch any of their games?
    It's well within your right.
    The point you seem to be ignoring is that that is your opinion.
    You don't get to determine why people get upset or if it is valid or not.

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