A lot is happening for the NBA. The NBA is in the midst of the NBA Playoffs, which the Golden State Warriors were recently eliminated which cost Mark Williams his job. The NBA is also in a situation pertaining to Donald Sterling and NBA team, Los Angeles Clippers. Now conspiracy theories have arisen that NBA associates against gay marriage may end up in the same situation as Donald Sterling.
As reported earlier by The Inquisitr, Donald Sterling landed in the hot seat with the NBA when a recording of him telling his girlfriend, Vivian Stiviano, that she can’t bring black people to his games or post photos with them on Instagram leaked to the public. In a unique twist, Sterling has a major love and/or respect for Koreans, since he has bought into the racial stereotype of how Asians are intelligent and hardworking via the model minority.
So what’s this talk about associating NBA to conspiracy theories? Usually, conspiracy theories are meant for secret societies and underground government activities, not the NBA? So what do conspiracy theories have to do with NBA, a grand past time that has grown into a billion dollar market? Is there even conspiracy theories of NBA going against gay marriage? And how does Donald Sterling and his issues with race relate to the NBA banning people going against gay marriage?
The conspiracy theories in the NBA are quite simple: liberals who believe the issues are similar want immediate action by NBA officials. Conspiracy theories started with an article by News Busters. Charlie Pierce, a political blogger for Esquire, suggested NBA commissioner, Adam Silver, should consider taking action against the DeVos family, whom owns NBA team, Orlando Magic, and are known for their stance against gay marriage. Pierce explained this on PBS News Hour with the following statement:
“What does Adam Silva now do, for example, with the DeVos family in Orlando, which funds anti-gay candidates and anti-gay issue ads all over the country, as well as owning the Orlando Magic? Does he talk to them? This is an entirely new world, and if we’re going to step into it, let’s step all the way into it.”
In an article by the Orlando Sentinel, comparisons were made between the two NBA owners. For example, Sterling is racist in the NBA, a company where the workforce is more than 80 percent black. If more than 80 percent of NBA players were gay, DeVos would surely be in trouble for his stance against gay marriage, and may as well be the owner who would be banned for life from the NBA.
It should also be noted that the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers ban from NBA for life has no conspiracy theories whatsoever. It was mostly a business call with righteous and moral standing. It is for business because Silver saved the NBA from potential ruin, especially when top players and top performers, all with plenty of media attention, stated their two cents pertaining to the situation. It is a righteous and moral standing because Sterling’s racism was blatant and deliberate and was directly associated with the NBA. Like mentioned before, no conspiracy theories whatsoever.
The NBA owners of the Orlando Magic is of a different situation. It is true the DeVos Family are against gay marriage. It is also true that they fund causes for traditional marriages. However, the conspiracy theories are making their stance against gay marriage and their NBA association bigger than it should be. There is no record of the DeVos Family degrading or showing discrimination towards homosexuals, especially in the NBA. As a matter of fact, the Orlando Magic welcomed gay and lesbian groups to attend a game this season when gay player, Jason Collins of the Brooklyn Nets, played at the Amway Center.
These NBA conspiracy theories mostly come down to a liberal pro-gay agenda. Ever since the progressive movement, anyone against gay marriage is seen as backwards thinking. It should also be noted that nobody who represents the NBA has added fuel to the conspiracy theories by making any statements of removing people who go against gay marriage.
We here at The Inquisitr simply report, but you decide. Do you believe the conspiracy theories that the NBA will ban people going against gay marriage are true? Or do you think this is just simply another of many “conspiracy theories” made up to indulge the imaginations of those who believe in “conspiracy theories”?
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