Anonymous
Last year

Bogut making waves again

Bogut is hitting the international news again with just one tweet:

'Everyone is for the "cause" until the “cause” costs them $$$$$.......'

It has been seen as a shot at Lebron following his comments on China.

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A A Ron  
Last year

I guess the rumours he'd return to the Lakers for a post season cameo are false.

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Greenie  
Last year

I am sure if the "cause" is right he will be back at the Lakers in a heartbeat

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Anonymous  
Last year

I doubt any team will touch him now.

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Isaac  
Last year

Wonder what his cause is? (I honestly don't know - he blocked @hoopsforum years ago and I've never worked out why.)

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Reality  
Last year

Bogut hitting the nail right on the head.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'm glad Bogut plays for Sydney and not Perth.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Wonder what his cause is?"

He doesn't have one, except for telling people that their causes aren't worthy of being causes (eg police brutality, gender issues etc)

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Senator11  
Last year

Initially I thought what Lebron did was pretty bad, but I saw the tweet out of context, after re-looking at it isn't he just basically saying, "why would you attack China when high profile Americans are currently in China promoting the game, at least wait till we're back on home soil".

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AKA  
Last year

Spot on Senator11. LBJ's initial comments seemed rather poor and everyone is bashing him for them. When he explained himself it made sense but people are choosing to ignore that. Bogut showing everyone how north facing his moral compass is and smart he is......

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rjd  
Last year

"He doesn't have one,"

Isn't Bogut basically alt-right?

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Anonymous  
Last year

He's the head of Croatian Lives Matter.

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Cram  
Last year

I don't mind criticism of NBA personalities people for coddling China, which some have certainly done (not necessarily saying LeBron has, though that has been the perception).

What gets me is what Bogut has done here, where the inference is that taking a stand for minorities in the states is somehow worthless unless you also stand against China. Its basically their way of excusing themselves from having to listen to people like LeBron on issues of racism in the US because they don't feel they are consistent with their own set of requirements.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Bingo! And that is essentially what Reality has been fumbling his way around with in the other thread.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Like everything else in life people pick and choose to suit their own agendas.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Bogut's agenda is to say things that you'd find in the readers comments section of a Herald Sun article.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"What gets me is what Bogut has done here, where the inference is that taking a stand for minorities in the states is somehow worthless unless you also stand against China."

No, I think he's called out the hypocrisy of standing for a cause of human rights on one hand, then criticising someone else for doing the same thing in another instance. Enes Kanter has rightly called him out too, and he obviously has a fair bit of credibility given his circumstances.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Isn't Bogut basically alt-right?"

I assume that's a piss take?

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Zodiac  
Last year

Bogut was a big promoter of the lunar-right pizza gate conspiracy theory.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hong Kong belongs to China and the terrorist Hong Kong protestors should all be shot or at least thrown in jail. Democracy is nonsense and if you believe in it then you should grow up. As if getting to vote for one side of a neoliberal capitalist duopoly a couple times a decade equates to 'freedom' - at least the Chinese are honest. Plus most Chinese citizens are happier than western citizens and most of them support their government and political system. If not for communism China would still be a third world nation like the nations of Africa being raped by the 'free market'. If only China had a terrorist leader like Nelson Mandela that would bend over for the western free market capitalists and allow themselves to be raped mercilessly maybe Bogut and all you other morons would love them as much as you love South Africa and maybe China would be as nice a place as South Africa - thank goodness for Nelson Mandela and all he did for South Africa which is now a utopia just like all the other third world nations that free market capitalism has saved. And did Bogut tweet an attack on the female Australian swimmer that was recently caught using performance enhancing drugs or does he just hate the Chinese because he is a racist moron? Maybe Bogut is still watching South Park? What a racist goofball.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Free Tibet! Ha.

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rjd  
Last year

"I assume that's a piss take?"

Why do you say that? Regardless, whether you agree with him or not, the point is that he seems to hold consistent values. There is a lot I disagree with him about, but I respect him for at least putting his opinion out there. As a public sporting figure, his opinions will come under more scrutiny than regular randoms. He argues against a lot of SJW values, but that's still standing up for something.

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rjd  
Last year

"And did Bogut tweet an attack on the female Australian swimmer that was recently caught using performance enhancing drugs or does he just hate the Chinese because he is a racist moron?"

Bogut's contribution was a joke. Should we expect all comedic contributions to have equal coverage, providing ludicrous takes on all people/sides? If they don't, let's just call them racist/sexist/etc. Was your post also taking the piss, because it does read like the ramblings of a crazed Chinese nationalist. Very accurate portrayal. "at least the Chinese are honest." Hilarious!

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Anonymous  
Last year

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'Plus most Chinese citizens are happier than western citizens'

That's why they try so hard to immigrate to other countries eh? Idiot

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Anonymous  
Last year

Also, 'at least the Chinese are honest'

Ok so why can't they stop cheating in uni?

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Anonymous  
Last year

"He argues against a lot of SJW values, but that's still standing up for something."

That's very different from alt-right, isn't it? I'm not great with all these names like SJW, alt-right, woke left etc, and I'm not a fan of them, but I would have thought what Bogut puts out there could be described as centre-right? He seems to be a fan of personal responsibility rather than collectivism.

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Anonymous  
Last year

#834

If you have any mental disabilities we don't know about, you're forgiven.

Otherwise lmao

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rjd  
Last year

Anon #879, fair point. Thanks for clarifying. I've taken a closer look and I agree with you. I'm happy to agree with your centre-right call. His views seem not extreme.

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