I don’t even know why this is still thing, but leftists want to dig up how Michael Jordan didn’t get involved in politics in 1990. So much so, that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was asked about it recently and he gave the answer they wanted…
NPR: I mean, you know, Michael Jordan was asked to endorse, you know, Harvey Gantt get in the very competitive, you know, Senate race, where there was – he was running against somebody who had very retrograde racial attitudes. And he’s famously quoted as having said, you know, Republicans buy sneakers, too.
ABDUL-JABBAR: You can’t be afraid of losing shoe sales if you’re worried about your civil and human rights. You can’t be worried about that. It’s just the way it is. He took commerce over conscious. That’s unfortunate for him, but he’s got to live with it.
Riiiiiiiight, so because an entertainer didn’t want to get involved in a Senate race because he knows he’s an athlete and role model and can be a more positive influence to his entire fan base and not just a hyper-partisan hack, he’s a sell out. Good to know. I’m filing this in my “Liberal Rules for Billionaire Athletes” folder. It’s under my bed with all the other crap I don’t use.
Michael Jordan reportedly hasn’t had time to respond, what with all the money-counting and golf-playing and being a general all around better athlete than most people will ever dream of being, especially liberals who whine and can’t go four words without leaning on their favorite verbal crutch, “you know”?
Liberalism is just another way to say POLITICIZE ALL THE THINGS!!! They’re coming for your shoes. They’re coming for your SUVs, they’re coming for your sports. They’re coming for your, you know, your speech and, you know, your stuff. You know?