[NBA Cares] 今年一番心に残ったニュース(NHLもならうべし!!!)

Cavsの大逆転優勝とか、Tim Duncan引退とか、KDの「つまんない奴だな~」移籍とか、いろいろあった2016年。何よりも心に残っているのはこのニュース。

Retired NBA players benefit from new CBA

by Ohm Youngmisuk | Dec 23, 2016
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[NBA労使交渉] Michael Jordan、オーナーと選手双方から称賛を受ける

神様MJの威光の前では誰もがひれ伏す、という話ではなく、前回の交渉ではPaul GeorgeやKlay Thompsonら選手がMJを批判している。

Player-turned-owner Michael Jordan lauded by both sides for role in labor talks

After tough negotiations in 2011, Jordan pivots to help bridge gap between players and ownership
by Steve Aschburner | Dec 16, 2016

“It’s an emotional endeavor on both sides,” said Cleveland Cavaliers forward James Jones, secretary-treasurer of the National Basketball Players Association. “So you have to speak on the same frequency. Mike is able to do that, because he understands the opposition.”

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[NBA, BLM運動] 白人男性アスリートは沈黙し続けるのか


Melo, WNBA raise bar on social activism as white men stay silent


On Monday, Jordan told The Undefeated that he was “deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers.” Jordan also made two separate $1 million donations to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and a police charity. Reaction ranged from great praise (including Jim Brown) to “it’s about time” to noting his straddling of the issue to questioning if there was a better way.

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