The NBA Should Own Its Discrimination

If liberals weren’t so deluded, this would be obvious to them. This is a terrific post by Jon Wit at The Federalist:

Since the NBA opposes discrimination on the basis of biology, the time is now to expose the NBA’s rampant history of discrimination for the very same reason.

The National Basketball Association has just announced it’s moving its 2017 All-Star game from Charlotte, North Carolina in response to House Bill 2, which allows businesses and organizations to decide if people should use locker rooms and bathrooms that correspond to their biological identity or the sex with which they identify.

Since the NBA has taken this very public step in opposing discrimination, the time is now to expose the NBA’s rampant history of discrimination and urge the NBA to remove discrimination as a fundamental part of its business model.

The Boston Globe reports U.S. males who are at least seven feet tall have a 17 percent chance of playing in the NBA. Americans between 6’6” and 6’8” have just a 0.07 percent chance, and if you’re a 5’10” male, which is the average height of U.S. males, your chances of playing in the NBA are closer to 1 in 10 million.

This is especially appalling because many of the seven footers who were drafted and received millions before playing a game simply couldn’t play basketball well. To avoid discrimination, NBA teams should draft and pay players in numbers proportional to the heights of the general population.

You Can’t Teach Chromosomes

Those who justify that discrimination by saying “You just can’t teach height” have the same mindset as those who claim your sex is set by biology, not how you identify. You can’t teach XY chromosomes, either.

With its current business model, NBA owners and executives, like Commissioner Adam Silver, are just wealthier versions of the North Carolinians who support HB2. A modest proposal: Until it proves otherwise, let the NBA be known as the “National Bigots Association.”

Read more: The Federalist

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