Danny Ainge was reprimanded and the Boston Celtics received a pittance fine of $30K for excessive contact with the family of young phenom Kevin Durant.
Mr. Ainge and the Celtics should be the recipients of far greater punishment for their collective actions aimed at destroying the educational opportunities of a young Negro basketball player.
It is hard enough for a young Negro male to get the opportunity to attend an institute of higher education; and to get the chance to attend a top school like UT is one in a million. For Ainge to take it upon himself to try to influence Durant's family into coaxing the young man to bolt early is such an objectionable act that we believe Ainge's employment with the Celtics should be immediately terminated.
Why is Mr. Ainge not seen at college games seated next to the families of white players trying to seduce their parents with talk of a big contract and even more fame? There are no reports of him wooing the family of Chase Buddinger. He wasn't "coincidentally" turning up at Nick Fazekas' games and sitting next to his kin last year. No, indeed. Mr. Ainge allows young white players to contemplate their futures on their own. He doesn't egregiously attempt to cloud their thought process and unduly influence their families by painting pictures of fame and fortune in their minds.
Mr. Ainge is part of an insidious systematic attempt to ensure that Negroes remain deprived of higher learning. Young Kevin Durant has said on multiple occasions that he is enjoying the college experience and treasuring his time at UT. Why not let the young man continue to do so? Why not let the young man experience the exhilaration of walking across the podium and receiving his diploma? Is it too much to ask to treat the young Negro in a humane fashion and allow him to gain the knowledge that one can only be exposed to at a major university?
And if it isn't the Danny Ainges of the world trying to lure the young Negro out of the halls of knowledge; then it is the shoe and sports apparel companies. Grooming the young Negro to be the face of their products at an early age. Tempting them with prospects of money even beyond the NBA contract. But, of course, they have to forsake the education that they hold so dear.
When is the last time a white player was being groomed for a huge endorsement deal before making the NBA? We think never! These companies respect the white player's right and need for a college education and don't pollute their minds with such temptations.
It is time that the NBA sends a message to both teams and apparel companies. It is time the NBA affords the young Negro basketball player the opportunity to pursue a college education with dignity.
In this day and age, a college degree is as common as a high school diploma was 25 years ago. The only people who didn't have them were the dregs of society and slow of mind. By attempting to sabotage the young Negro in his quest for higher learning, the NBA (and sports apparel companies) are telling Negroes everywhere that they see them as the dregs of society and slow of mind. And that is a message that must be stopped.
The first step in rectifying this is to make an example out of Danny Ainge. His overt racism must not be tolerated. His attempts to rob young Negroes of their futures and educations must not be tolerated.
Kevin Durant's college degree is only worth $30K? We say it is worth Danny Ainge's career.
Fire him and send a message to America that Negroes have the right to a higher education!