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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Wisdom from the NBA

Photo by Keagan Stromberg
TOMI JOHNSON:  Growing up, who was your role model?

TAYSHAUN PRINCE:  Besides my parents, Magic Johnson was always my role model.  Growing up in LA and watching him during the ‘80’s winning championships repeatedly, he was my role model.

---from 2003 interview in Compton, Calif.

Dick Parsons, CNN, and the NBA

If you're wondering how CNN got that Sterling interview and how the NBA will use it to help oust Donald Sterling, here are some facts about the Clippers' new CEO, Richard Parsons, who may be manipulating the hype surrounding this unfortunate story.

Parsons has deep pockets and heavy influence in financial and entertainment arenas.

He is former Chairman of banking giant Citigroup, former CEO of media giant Time Warner (Turner and CNN), and now interim CEO of embattled LA Clippers.

Parsons is a Republican.

There's more to this story...

It's all about the money and the media!

Sterling vs. Magic: Jewish/Black tinderglass

When my father died in 1969, the first person I remember coming to my house to pay his respects was a Jewish shopkeeper who sold seeds and art objects in downtown Huntsville, Ala. He told my 39 year old mother that if she ever needed anything, she could call on him.

I also fondly remember two pair of items my father purchased from this kindly Jewish man which were placed in my bedroom:  white and gold metal lamps with night light bottoms which distributed stars on the ceiling and blue and white porcelain angel wall plaques. I don't know if he paid for these items on credit or with cash which was his usual custom.

These are the first sensory perceptions I have of Jews besides Jesus, the God I was taught loved me.

With the new NBA controversy brewing, I think back to my childhood, that small shop, and the relationship my father had with that nice Jewish merchant. Was it all about money, trade, business? What did that Jewish man really think of my father and my family? Since both he and my father are dead, I will never know.

Donald Sterling's recent verbal attack on Magic Johnson, whether from a racist or jealousy viewpoint, leads me to think that there's been a history of Jewish/Black race friction which has now boiled over into the entertainment theater. It is bleeding into everyday power struggles between Blacks and Jews, players and owners, millionaires verses billionaires.

It's gone beyond Hymietown, to the  basketball court and NBA front office, to the examining room of public opinion. 

In a CNN interview, Sterling attacked basketball legend and entrepreneur Magic Johnson and ALL affluent African Americans who Sterling surmises are less philanthropic than Jews. Sterling also privately told his "silly rabbit" associate, V. Stiviano, that Blacks are treated like dogs in Israel. 

We should be concerned about these statements and the image the world is seeing in media manipulated by Jews who also control news broadcasts and today's Number 1 news story featuring Black Muslim terror rants in Nigeria, home to more black people than any other place on Earth. Nigeria also has huge oil reserves and a panoply of precious metals.

We are watching a volatile Jewish/Black public relations war unfold in real time.

Jewish political scientist Benjamin Ginzburg observes, "Jews cannot afford to engage in or tolerate political tactics or public rhetoric that seriously threatens to discredit blacks. This is one of the major reasons that Jewish racism, often expressed privately, seldom manifests itself publicly.

"African-Americans are simply too important to the legitimacy of the American domestic state. If Jews engage in attacks on blacks... Jews are, in effect, undermining a major moral prop supporting the institutions from which they themselves derive enormous benefits and through which they exercise considerable power."

The worst thing Sterling said was that the NBA could not force him to sell his "property."

Racism is no longer camouflaged, and it will be hard to massage the message because of the venue where it is being fought. This is a curiously painful lesson in Public Relations Race War 101.