New Orleans NBA Coach Declares Himself ‘Poster Boy For White Privilege’
Despite being overshadowed by the more well-known NBA and NFL social justice warriors, Stan Van Gundy, coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, is way out on the far left. In an interview with ESPN’s black blog The Undefeated, the veteran NBA coach proudly claimed the coat of a figurehead for the white privilege.
As the new NBA season begins with waning fan interest, The Undefeated Marc J. Spears interviewed Van Gundy, who didn’t disappoint followers of the SJW-ESPN blog, which attracts the race.
“I’m a figurehead for white privilege,” boasted Van Gundy (in the photo above). “I’ve lived a privileged life, so I only know about these problems and these problems and these inequalities from people who I’ve been associated with, who I work with, who I know and who are important to me. I don’t have the problem. But just because something doesn’t happen to you, if it happens to people you know, if it happens to people you care about, then you care about the problem. “
Van Gundy told Spears that he opened a Twitter account last summer and wasted no time trying to ingratiate himself with those who swear that African Americans don’t experience equality. He is a vocal supporter of the LGBTQ movement and expresses “contempt for the actions of outgoing President Donald Trump,” writes Spears.
David Griffin, executive vice president of basketball at Pelicans, says Van Gundy is a good fit for his players because he woke up this way.
The support of Colin Kaepernick was also a big step for the bright Van Gundy: “When he took one knee and racial justice was paramount and you are in a business where 75, 80% of the people you work with , Players are, employees, everyone is black and you hear their stories and the pain and things like that. “
Van Gundy says in an interview that white people who speak out in favor of white privilege alienate many white people who do not feel personally privileged:
“… You do not have any money. They are working on their job just to get through and they say, “What the hell are you talking about? There is no white … I am not privileged. ‘You may not have an easy life, but you are not being oppressed simply because of the color of your skin. That is the difference. I won’t get run over at night, it’s not me just because of the color of my skin. I won’t get a DWB [Driving While Black], I’m not. It’s a white privilege. “
Van Gundy is trying to shut down white people who claim they or a family member started a business from scratch. He doesn’t understand, but he reinforces stereotypes by telling them things like, “Yes, but there were no laws or social norms that worked against him. He had the opportunity to pull himself up on the bootstrap, so to speak. Other people didn’t. They go to separate schools. ‘That’s the part that people miss. “
“Some people don’t even get the chance to sign out to get where they are, and if so, only recently,” says the coach of an NBA team of 11 jet-setting millionaires African American.
The 2016 elections are followed by Van Gundy, who says …
“Of all the political things I regret, probably the only thing I’ve done was the day after the 2016 election. I scolded. We were in Phoenix, and after touring, I complained about the 2016 election and I demoted voters for their vote and assumed I knew their motivations and everything else. I regretted that part. That’s the only part I regret. I haven’t regretted 90% of what I said. “
The San Antonio (Greg Popovich) and Golden State (Steve Kerr) coaches are much better known than Van Gundy, but he’s impressed with how these two allegedly don’t alienate people who have been deterred by their leftist politics and hatred of the president Trump card.
“Both of them were much better than me in this area, so I try to learn from them and find my way there because … at the end of the day I think we’re all trying to make a difference for people,” says Van Gundy .
Towards the end of the interview, Van Gundy says he would rather live in New Orleans than in the conservative area of Florida where he previously lived. “And just the diversity of the whole city. Political diversity, racial diversity, LGBTQ diversity. It’s different from anywhere we’ve ever lived, in all honesty, ”he told Spears.
Van Gundys and the NBA, who work for social justice, simply don’t get a response from TV viewers. The 2020 NBA finals hit embarrassing lows, and game ratings on Friday Christmas Day also fell. The miserable ratings for Friday’s Lakers-Mavericks game fell 21 percent compared to last year’s game between the Clippers and Lakers.