Several NBA teams are considering moving away from the title “team owner,” because some are uncomfortable using the term in a majority black league. Several teams are now employing different terms to call team owners to avoid the “racially insensitive” term of “owner,” TMZ reports. Last year, the topic was raised on LeBron James’ talk […]
Several teams are now employing different terms to call team owners to avoid the “racially insensitive” term of “owner,” TMZ reports.
Last year, the topic was raised on LeBron James’ talk show, The Shop, where Warriors forward Draymond Green bristled at the term.
“You shouldn’t say owner,” Green said at the time. Green added that owners should be called CEOs or majority shareholder, or some other term because it was insensitive to say a white man owns the labor of black men.
Since then, at least two teams have moved away from “owner.”
Steve Ballmer, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, is now called the “Chairman” of the team instead of the owner. And the Philadelphia 76ers now have “managing partners” instead of owners. Co-owners are called “limited partners.”
This is a victim mentality or poor perception of oneself and has nothing to do with a persons title or position in a company. It’s obvious that basketball players are not the property of the basketball team or organization. They are employees that entered into a contract to do a certain job for millions of dollars at their FREE WILL. They can walk away if they really want to. But if you think they “own” you, then that’s just a perception you are creating in your mind to drive a certain narrative. It’s like they are saying, I may work for you but you don’t own me, let’s make that clear. Well, in reality, that is clear. People are not the property of another person. There are employer-employee relationships that are apart of the business world. And if you want a different position you have the opportunity to work for that other position and attain it if you are the best candidate for the position.
Let’s not create false victimhood.
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