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After Obnoxiously “Woke” Season, NBA Finals Viewership Down Almost 70 Percent

Is it any surprise the NBA’s ratings completely plummeted for the last game of the finals?

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After an entire season of shoving woke, anti-police, “social justice” issues down the throats of basketball fans, is it any surprise the NBA’s ratings completely plummeted for the last game of the finals?

Breitbart reports that viewership for the sixth and final game of the NBA finals this year drew 6.028 million viewers. Last year, the final game had 18.34 million viewers–translating to a 66 percent viewership decline in 2020.

“The NBA restarted its season, after a five-month hiatus due to the coronavirus, by making social justice messaging and imagery a centerpiece of their television broadcasts,” writes Breitbart. “That messaging was greeted with historic drops in ratings, drops largely due to fan dissatisfaction with the overtly political nature of the games.”

Before the season started in July, many NBA players were participating in and/or voicing their support for the Black Lives Matter protests across the country. As the season began, many players wore t-shirts and masks with “Black Lives Matter” written on them. The NBA even painted “Black Lives Matter” across basketball courts.

As if that weren’t enough, 300 of the 350 NBA players this season also wore jerseys with “social justice” messages emblazoned on them. The messages included: Black Lives Matter, Say Their Names, Vote, I Can’t Breathe, Justice, Peace, Equality, Freedom, Enough, Power to the People, Justice Now, Say Her Name, Sí Se Puede (Yes We Can), Liberation, See Us, Hear Us, Respect Us, Love Us, Listen, Listen to Us, Stand Up, Ally, Anti-Racist, I Am A Man, Speak Up, How Many More, Group Economics, Education Reform and Mentor.

So, what will the 2021 NBA season look like?

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said last week he believes there will be a “return to normalcy” for next season and that the social justice messages will “largely be left to be delivered off the floor.”

“And, I understand those people who are saying, ‘I’m on your side, but I want to watch a basketball game,” he continued.

Could it be the NBA has actually learned a valuable lesson from the school of “Get woke, go broke?”

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  1. geecee58

    October 16, 2020 at 8:34 am

    Maybe instead of being “Woke” you should “Wake Up” and smell the roses. “We The People,” aren’t buying your anti American tactics. Play ball not Play Politics.

  2. Draftteach

    October 16, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    I’ll not go back and watch. I’m done. No more NBA for me.If been a fn since the Boston Celtics run in the 60’s. I remember Chamberlain quitting in the finals. But no more, I’ll not watch.

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Gunman In Highland Park Shooting Was ‘Dressed In Women’s Clothing’

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The suspected gunman who opened fire at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday was wearing women’s clothing as a disguise, police announced Tuesday.

The attack killed six people and injured dozens more, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The suspect, 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III, was apprehended by police later that day near Lake Forest, Illinois.

“During the attack, Crimo was dressed in women’s clothing,” said Sgt. Christopher Covelli, of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, FOX 10 reported. “Investigators do believe he did this to conceal his facial tattoos and his identity and help him during the escape with the other people who were fleeing the chaos.”

“He brought a high-powered rifle to this parade,” Covelli said. “He accessed the roof of a business via a fire escape ladder and began opening fire on the innocent Independence Day celebration-goers.”

“After the shooting, Crimo blended in with the crowd and walked to his mother’s home in the area where he borrowed her vehicle, Covelli said. A member of the community spotted Crimo driving and called 911,” FOX 10 reported. “Crimo was pulled over and arrested during a traffic stop about five miles north of the shooting.”

Investigators have interrogated Crimo and reviewed his social media but have not been able to determine a motive for the attack, Covelli said.

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Democrats Introduce ‘Transgender Bill Of Rights’

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On Tuesday, House Democrats introduced a “Transgender Bill of Rights” to “protect and codify the rights of transgender and nonbinary people under the law and ensure their access to medical care, shelter, safety, and economic security.”

Led by Democrat Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA), David Cicilline (RI), Marie Newman (IL), Mark Takano (CA), and Ritchie Torres (NY), HR 1209 proposes “amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics in public accommodations and federally funded programs and activities.”

“As we witness Republicans and an extremist Supreme Court attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people across our country, and as state legislatures across the country target our trans community with hateful, bigoted, and transphobic attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough,” said Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and co-chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force.

“Our Trans Bill of Rights says clearly to the trans community across the country that we see you and we will stand with you to ensure you are protected and given the dignity and respect that every person should have,” Jayapal added.

The bill seeks to increase the ability of children to get permanent and life changing surgeries by “eliminating unnecessary governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, gender-affirming medical care and counseling for transgender and nonbinary adults, adolescents, and children.”

The bill will additionally ensure that biological male students are allowed to compete in girls’ sports by amending federal “education laws to ensure that they protect students from discrimination based on sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics, and guarantee students’ right to participate in sports on teams that best align with their gender identity.”

Federal education laws will also be amended to allow students to :use school facilities that best align with their gender identity,” meaning that biological males would be allowed to use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms.

The bill expands beyond “transgender rights” to also ban states from making laws restricting abortion by “codifying the right to abortion.”

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