NBA Responds to Rittenhouse Verdict and It's Just as Wokified as Can Be

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Welp, that didn’t take long. Even “better,” it was exactly as we would have expected.

The most wokified basketball league on the planet — the league of hyper-wokification, as it were — the National Basketball Association — has issued a statement following the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse on all charges on Friday, in the most-watched murder trial since, arguably, that of O.J. Simpson.

Before we continue, the NBA is also the most hypocritical league on the planet, as we’ve highlighted on multiple occasions, including most recently, an article from my colleague Becca Lower on Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert becoming the first NBA player to publicly criticize Chinese genocide of Uyghur Muslims.

Also recently, NBA analyst Stan Van Gundy used a disgusting argument in lame-a** defense of Chinese atrocities. In a word, the high-and-mighty NBA needs to shut the h*ll up and take a seat about all things justice — or anything close to it. Now, let’s get to that statement, shall we?

As reported by The Sporting News, James Cadogan, executive director of the National Basketball Social Justice Coalition (NBSJC), released a statement on the verdict that I could’ve written in my sleep.

Our thoughts are with the families of those whose lives were taken in this tragedy. The right to peacefully protest is a bedrock of our democracy and the National Basketball Social Justice Coalition remains committed to preserving that right for all. Any forms of vigilantism in our society are unacceptable.

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Ever notice how the left gloms onto buzzwords? They always have. Why it’s “almost” like a memo goes out, first thing every morning, with the hot buzzwords of the day.

Throughout the Rittenhouse trial, the number-one buzzword — with the exception of all of the race-related crap: “white supremacist,” et al. — has been “vigilante justice.” It’s been everywhere.

From the storied halls of CNN — “The Most Trusted Name in News” — and goofy Don Lemon, to the set of MSNBC’s silly racist host, Joy Reid: vigilante justice, vigilante justice, vigilante justice. Ad nauseam. 24×7.

Incidentally, “vigilante justice,” as defined by Legal Information Institute of Cornell University Law School: (emphasis, mine)

Vigilante justice often describes the actions of a single person or group of people who claim to enforce the law but lack the legal authority to do so.

However, the term can also describe a general state of disarray or lawlessness, in which competing groups of people all claim to enforce the law in a given area.

I see. Like Black Lives Matter Marxists and Antifa anarchists burning down American cities in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis — for which, it should be noted, Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison. Justice prevailed, Cities burned, just the same.

Wait — that was different, you say? How so? Rhetorical question. Anyway, here’s a smattering of similar statements from elsewhere around the NBA, as noted by Sporting News.

New Jersey Nets Coach Steve Nash:

“These situations are disappointing. It’s important not to become demoralized and for people to continue to fight for the type of justice and equality that serves all”

Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr:

“This is America. And we are treading down a dangerous path.”

Milwaukee Bucks player Kris Middleton:

“We talked about [the verdict] a little bit as a team. Speaking for myself it was definitely disappointing, but at the same time, it really wasn’t surprising about the verdict. I watched [the trial] a little bit, and was able to keep up with it, but it’s something that I think we’ve all seen over and over again.”

Minnesota Timberwolves player Karl-Anthony Towns:

“The system is broken.”

Funny, isn’t it? In a non-humorous way, I mean. It seems, in this case, one group’s vigilante is another group’s hero.

And vice versa.