[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
http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18332488/retired-nba-players-benefit-new-cba
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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
http://www.nba.com/article/2016/12/15/player-turned-owner-michael-jordan-lauded-both-sides-his-role-nba-nbpa-labor

“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

ハリウッドで男女のギャラ格差について記者から質問されるのは女性の俳優。BLM運動についてコメントを求められるのは黒人のアスリート。

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

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/melo-wnba-raise-bar-social-activism-white-men-stay-silent-article-1.2730173

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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