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With such a short offseason, I fear the NBA won’t have time to do enough about systemic racism among its referees, who, studies show, call more than 80% of all personal fouls on Black men.

In other news, a recent study finds that NFL referees are so racist that they haven’t called pass interference on a white cornerback since 2003.

And will the 2021 Tokyo Olympics finally deal with the White Privilege that has allowed white finalists in the men’s 100 meter dash to not have a single false start called on them since 1980?

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  1. Wait ’til they discover that the team owners make even more than the overpaid players. That’ll show you some grievance.

  2. anon[376] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    referee = rules = laws = oppression = overthrow

  3. Icy Blast says:

    This actually already happened. A group of smug white trustfunders tried to establish their credentials as anti-racists by claiming to have conducted a study showing that most fouls called in the NBA were charged to black men! (I think it was around 2004.) they were rewarded for their efforts by being called “stupid” by Charles Barkley.

    • Replies: @KL
    , @prime noticer
  4. Anonymous[300] • Disclaimer says:

    With such a short offseason, I fear the NBA won’t have time to do enough about systemic racism among its referees, who, studies show, call more than 80% of all personal fouls on Black men.

    I’ve been a longtime reader of isteve, and agree with him much of the time, but on this one I’m going to have to call bullshit, and I can back it up.

    You see, Steve, the reason black people get most of the personal fouls called is because there are more black players in any particular game.

    It’s just like in black neighborhoods, most of the people arrested will be black because they commit…


    Now I see what you did there.

    • LOL: Inquiring Mind
  5. Easy-Peary … the NBA should follow the lead of America’s mayors, by hiring more black refs and telling all refs to look the other way when the offender is a PoC.

    • Agree: Polistra
    • Replies: @NJ Transit Commuter
  6. Old Prude says:

    Guffaw…Good one, Steve…

  7. President Trump has declared victory in the 2020 election.

  8. Wake up says:

    I call a foul on any White person who supports the NBA.

    • Agree: AnotherDad, bruce county, Abe
  9. @The Alarmist

    At least for traveling calls, this is already happening…

    • LOL: Ben tillman
    • Replies: @Polistra
    , @guest
  10. Mike Tre says:

    We can all do our part: Change the channel.

    • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
  11. Altai says:

    And in the NFL sometimes it’s so blatant they laugh about it!

  12. This is also a problem in the English Soccer Premier League.

    A disproportionate number of offside decisions are unfairly given against black attackers who appear to be offside simply because they are moving at greater velocity.

  13. When’s the last time the NFL flagged a white cornerback for pass interference?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  14. KL says:
    @Icy Blast

    Get it right.

    1) The racial effect was minute.
    2) The paper controlled for a “black style” of play.
    3) The “star” effect was large, where referees are lenient calling fouls on stars.
    4) The N.B.A. refused to share data. But they claimed that white referees were not calling more fouls on black players. This suggests that black referees call more fouls on black players when they are part of a white officiating crew.

  15. @Mike Tre

    Correction: kill your television.

  16. they haven’t called pass interference on a white cornerback since 2003.

    Jason Sehorn was the last of the white Mohicans. Although — fun fact — apparently Julian Edelman played a few “emergency” snaps at the position in 2011.

    I thought you all should know in case you are ever faced with the trivia question: “Who was the last quasi-Jewish person to play cornerback in the NFL?”

  17. ganderson says:

    Don’t worry; a huge majority of penalties called in the NHL are against whites, so it balances out.

    • LOL: bruce county
  18. clyde says:

    If Black people are so uptight about systemic racism they can move to non-racist Africa. Though the problem there is systemic tribalism, that can get you killed or a limb hacked off. Actually, all their bs about systemic racism is a new fangled rhetorical device. 90% of their wailing is an act. They got it great with all the affirmative action and free rides to college they have.
    One big freakin’ act put on for dumb while liberals, to be ramped up when Biden-Harris get in. Ramped up so these do-nothings can get a larger piece of the (economic) pie. Forget the equity sham. They want a larger and larger slice.

  19. @Hypnotoad666

    Are there even any white safeties any more, in the Doug Plank tradition? Or do they just go with four cornerblacks?

  20. The unionized refs need to be replaced by automation. As much as inhumanly possible.

    Obviously, a computer can determine whether a pitch was in the strike zone, picked a corner, etc. with a confidence level far superior to that of a unionized, home plate umpire.

    Judgement calls are worse than ridiculous. In a fast-moving game like professional basketball, a unionized-ref cannot possibly pickup all the micro-aggressions committed.

    How does a line judge, with 20:20 vision corrected, determine that a 150 mph serve hit the line?

    The most outrageous process is the “replay official in NY”, e.g. in a studio probably located across the hall from Steinbrenner’s office.

    Does that umpire wear pinstripes?

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  21. @JohnnyWalker123

    God bless him.

    Even if Trump is forced to vacate the White House, he should do everything in his power to undermine Biden’s legitimacy.

    The left never accepted Trump as their president, and we should never accept Biden as ours.

    • Agree: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Ben tillman
  22. JimDandy says:

    Fouling is an act of resistance, and white folks don’t get to tell black people how to protest.

  23. @Hypnotoad666

    I would have guessed Donnie Abraham.

  24. Too bad there isn’t a “Troll” button for original posts.

    • Replies: @anon
  25. anon[174] • Disclaimer says:

    Too bad there isn’t a “Troll” button for original posts.


  26. Bannon says:

    Are these 2 stats accurate? I think I might use them in conversation. They are clearly truth-adjacent, I was just wondering of someone (Steve) had actually done the research.

  27. I would be OK with Affirmative Action if it were also forced on professional sports. A small price to pay for all the world to see the obvious. I, for one, would love to see a proportional amount of Mestizos and Cambodians in the NBA. Or even Bantus in the marathon. Somalis as offensive lineman. Samoan jockeys at the Derby and so on.

    Why don’t people bring up the obvious more often? Whites, when compared to Asians (especially Fancy Asians):
    – are more likely to be killed by police
    – are incarcerated in greater numbers
    – earn less money
    – are less likely to earn a high school or college degree
    – score lower on standardized tests

    Clearly irrefutable evidence of systemic racism. Can Whites riot now?

    • Replies: @fish
  28. Obviously the rules of basketball are systemically racist and cause disparate impact.

    Don’t just defund the referees. Change the rules to accommodate black players.

  29. Basketball can be fun to play, especially for kids, but it is hard to understand why anyone would want to watch a bunch of freakishly long men shooting and dribbling. It sounds like gay porn.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  30. fish says:
    @Anonymous Jew

    Samoan jockeys at the Derby and so on….

    So the poor horses must suffer?

  31. @clyde

    How about the Central African Republic?

    A friend’s son works there as a pastor and says it’s the Muslims killing Christians and driving them from their homes. What do I know? Lots of people suffering from internal wars that just won’t end until one side is extinguished.

    But, on the brighter side, I guess there’s no racism.

  32. I like golf , a sport where players call fouls on themselves, sometimes losing a round or even a tournament because of the accessed stroke penalty. Try that in football or blacketball or baseball where every penalty results in a dramatic reaction from the penalized player. I wonder what an NBA or NFL game would look like without the refs.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  33. @Known Fact

    Are there even any white safeties any more, in the Doug Plank tradition? Or do they just go with four cornerblacks?

    Safeties of course usually play a deep zone on pass plays or come up to backstop the linebackers on run plays. So blinding speed and agility aren’t quite as vital as at cornerback, where you are apt to be man-to-man on some of the fastest athletes on the planet.

    So I think safety, especially strong safety, is about as suited to white players as any defensive position. (Then again, most NFL defenses seem to have about about 9 blacks and 2 whites on the field at any given time anyway). Harrison Smith, for example, is a perennial all-pro for Minnesota.

  34. @JohnnyWalker123

    Official sources? When did the MSM become official? Or are they referring to Bibi?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  35. @Abolish_public_education

    The unionized refs need to be replaced by automation. As much as inhumanly possible.

    Here’s a better idea: Let’s go back to gladiatorial combat to the death. Only one ref, with only a binary decision choice-set.

  36. @Buffalo Joe

    I like golf , a sport where players call fouls on themselves….

    Golf is a sport for a high-trust society: That’s not who we are… anymore.

  37. @Icy Blast

    this was more recently than 04, sometime after 2010 if i remember right. unless we’re talking about 2 different attempts at this.

    just more idiotic nonsense, as anybody who watched NBA seriously would have noticed the opposite was the case. sometimes the white players are just standing there with their hands up doing nothing else and still get called for defensive fouls. i noticed that over 20 years ago. white players that cleanly block black players on a drive can expect to get called for fouls. seems to be about a 50% chance of that by my estimation. white players have about a 500% higher chance of being called for traveling, even though they travel less. pretty much any time they do travel, it’s a call. black players are allowed to travel at will. the double dribble and carry rules are enforced on white players at about a 200% higher rate. black players are also allowed to do offensive fouls on jumpshots sometimes that would automatically be a foul for other players. usually kicking their legs out forward so they kick the defender on purpose. they also get away with flagrant 1 and 2 fouls more often, typically with a downgrade of 1 level.

    some of the refs seemed to be deliberately trying to foul out the couple white players on the floor. there was an instance of this during one the Lakers playoff runs, when a ref was clearly just trying to get Luke Walton out of the game, and on personal foul 6, Phil Jackson was so mad, he wouldn’t take Walton out of the game for like 2 minute after the foul. he just stood there glaring at the official in disbelief for a while, holding up the game, then finally sent Walton to the bench.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
  38. Anonymous[422] • Disclaimer says:

    Meanwhile, in “black people too often fail because liberals try to push them past their intellectual weight” news, a 29 year old (!) black journalism student is caught on tape sucker-punching a middle-aged female Trump supporter, not understanding that sucker-punching old women is considered unprofessional journalism, even by Don Lemon.

    I guess now that her swamp-running negative stereotype behavior is permanently documented on the internets, she’ll get to pick a different major that better suits her inherent, violent nature:

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    , @Anonymous
  39. IQrealist says:

    The number of hate crime murders hit a record high in 2019, while overall hate crime incidents rose by nearly 3% last year, according to the FBI’s annual hate crime report, published on Monday.

    The big picture: The data coincides with a growing number of white nationalist hate groups, which rose by 55% between 2017 and 2019, per the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) watchdog group.

    “Racially and ethnically motivated violent extremists — specifically white supremacist extremists — will remain the most persistent and lethal threat in the Homeland,” the Department of Homeland Security said in October.
    By the numbers: There were 7,314 reported hate crimes in 2019, up from 7,120 the year before. Of 7,103 single-bias incidents — where one or more offenses are motivated by the same bias — reported last year:

    55.8% were prompted by race, ethnicity or ancestry bias.
    Nearly half (48.4%) of race-motivated hate crimes were due to anti-Black bias.
    About 14.1% of race-motivated crimes were anti-Hispanic and 4.3% anti-Asian.
    21.4% were motivated by religious bias
    There were 953 reports of crimes targeting Jewish people and institutions last year, up about 12% since 2018.
    16.8% were prompted by sexual-orientation bias
    2.8% were motivated by gender-identity bias.
    2.2% were motivated by disability bias.
    1% were motivated by gender bias.
    More than half of known offenders of all reported hate crimes were white.
    A record 51 people were killed in hate motivated incidents last year, including 22 people killed in a shooting that targeted Mexicans at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.

    The previous record was set in 2018, when 24 people were killed in hate-motivated incidents. (The FBI began collecting data in the 1990s.)
    Worth noting: The FBI report is compiled through voluntary reporting by law enforcement agencies. Underreporting remains an issue, so the data is likely incomplete. Lack of trust between police and the community also affects data aggregation.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @guest
  40. @Known Fact

    Jeff Heath intercepted the Broncos twice yesterday. also the only player to intercept Mahomes this season.

    as usual, he’s not allowed to start, and a much inferior player starts over him. this was also the case when he played for the Cowboys, who eventually got rid of him for a ‘real’ safety. the Cowboys now have the worst NFL defense in 50 years, per the numbers.

    there would be many more safeties and several corners if NFL teams were actually interested in playing the best players. as we can see from the most recent NFL rules decision about awarding teams draft picks for hiring vibrant coaches and managers, NFL is actually run as a jobs program for africans.

  41. SMK says: • Website

    How many white leftists and blacks who read this comment would realize that it’s ironic?

  42. J.Ross says:

    How are white supremacist groups existing, let alone growing, when the New York Post and elected officeholders are barred from accessing social media? Technology quashes our leaders and our oldest newspaper but is powerless in the face of the Phantom Nazis?

  43. guest says:

    I don’t watch the NBA and haven’t since the last time the Jordan Bulls won the championship, but I was informed that after the infamous Ron Artest (Metta World Peace) brawl the league clamped down on thuggishness by calling more and more ridiculous technical fouls. It can be fun to watch clips of the worst examples.

    Wonder if anyone has ever quantified how many of the silliest technicalities were called against blacks, proportionally. Because all it took in some cases was for a player to maintain eye contact for half a millisecond.

    In one case, Tim Duncan was called more than once for smiling while on the bench. He may have been ejected; I’m not sure.

  44. guest says:

    Per the SPLC.

    Funny how the number of white supreemicists groups grows right along with a money- and power-grubbing organization’s willingness to label previously innocuous things “white supreemist.”

  45. guest says:
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    Double-dribble, too.

    NBA-ers also do this thing where they palm the ball and take like 16 steps between dribbles. I don’t know if it has a name, but I hate it.

    Not to mention when they let ‘em basically maul eachother under the rim of it’s an important game. Looks like MMA sometimes.

    Hard to watch if you were taught the rules at some point in your life.

    • Agree: Old and Grumpy
  46. Marty says:

    Got your racism right here. This was called roughing the passer yesterday.

  47. @Ben tillman

    Speaking of. Whatever happened to William “Rick” Singer?

    He was supposed to have been sentenced in March of 2019, but it never happened. Instead the judge granted him permission to leave California and attend a college in Arizona for PhD study. Really!

    Now he’s sold his house in California and apparently vanished.

    Why is there no interest in the MSM on this?

    His wikipedia page has been removed.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  48. Aanoon says:

    Impeccably delicious irony.

    Thank you, sir.

  49. @Steve Sailer

    Witness Relocation Program?

    Seems like it. But wasn’t he the mastermind? Oh well, such are the perquisites of privilege I suppose. It’s weird how subtle and pervasive MSM propaganda can be. I tried this question out on a couple “normies” and they refused to engage. If the MSM aren’t making it a story, you’re not allowed to think about it.

    It’s kind of a mirror image of propaganda, then. Is there a term for that?

    When it was rich white people getting prosecuted, they couldn’t get enough of it. Front page news worldwide.

  50. @Buzz Mohawk

    It sounds like gay porn.

    But with baggy pants over the bikinis.

  51. @clyde

    One big freakin’ act put on for dumb while liberals…

    One big freakin’ act put on for [cynical white progressives]…

    Fixed it.

  52. @Known Fact

    Are there even any white safeties any more…

    All the time. My dad called them “touchbacks”.

  53. Lagertha says:

    worse than that: we may not be able to field Women’s sports of Anything for the Olympics. The Illumidonkey people have deepsixed women’s sports – blame them, not covid, bc it’s the same. Covid was just a wrecking ball towards Trump.

  54. Paleoconn says:

    They should go through old footage and slap on fouls to Jason Sehorn to boost the white CB infraction stats.

  55. Anonymous[422] • Disclaimer says:

    The moment you realize you’re gonna have to change your major to “African Studies”…

  56. Brutusale says:
    @prime noticer

    Back in the late 60s, the Boston Bruins had a talented but mercurial center named Derek Sanderson. As a young member of the Big, Bad Bruins teams of the time, he was too willing to drop the gloves at any provocation, which didn’t sit well with coach Harry Sinden. Sanderson complained that the referees were targeting him as a youngster mixing it up with more veteran players, with whom the refs would be more familiar and who’d get the benefit of the doubt.

    One night the Bruins were ahead by a goal late in the game and Sinden sent Sanderson’s line out (Sanderson being one of the best faceoff winners and penalty killers in the NHL) with the admonition that he not do anything to earn a penalty. About 10 seconds after the faceoff, Sanderson was in the corner fighting with an opponent for control of the puck when a second player ran him from behind with no call from the refs. The same player then punched Sanderson in the head, and Sanderson refrained from retaliating. Then the ref skated over and said, “You both get 2 minutes!”, to Sanderson’s disbelief. As he put it in his 1970 book, Sanderson figured he’d get his money’s worth, so he dropped the gloves and beat the stuffing out of the guy who’d punched him. He then meekly skated to the penalty box.

  57. Corvinus says:
    @The Alarmist

    “Official sources? When did the MSM become official?”

    Please read the advice of Ron Unz –> I apply the same historical methods I did in my academic journal articles back in the 1980s. You analyze the likely reliability of the raw information presented, look for confirming or refuting evidence, and then draw your own plausible conclusions…On a more serious note, many of my articles very heavily cite various MSM sources, so why would I do that if I believed they were always lying?”

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  58. @Corvinus

    The official source that can call the US Presidential election is the US House of Representatives, and they can only do that on 6 January 2021 or later. Everyone else is free to speculate or project a winner, but are otherwise in no way “official sources.”

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  59. Corvinus says:
    @The Alarmist

    “The official source that can call the US Presidential election is the US House of Representatives, and they can only do that on 6 January 2021 or later. Everyone else is free to speculate or project a winner, but are otherwise in no way “official sources.””

    Of course, that also means that Trump who says he won the election is also speculating. But the point is taken into account. Realize each state calls the election based on official results, with the media calling the election as a result of that tabulation.

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