May 17, 2006, - 5:43 pm

“Los Play-Offs?”: Is NBA Now Mexican Basketball Association?

By Debbie Schlussel
Hmmm . . . We always thought “NBA” stood for “National Basketball Association.”
But maybe we were wrong about which nation this is. If you’re watching the ongoing NBA Play-offs, you may actually be watching “Los Play-offs.” That’s what one NBA promotion calls it. And we’re sure our friends at MEChA and the rest of the illegal alien lobby just loves this:

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11 Responses

Debbie, how PC you are! It’s not illegal alien, now it’s “undocumented immigrant.”
I was just over on Ebert’s, your buddy, site and read his review of “Goal!” and that is the phrase he uses instead of illegal alien.
Libs, never cease to amaze me how low they will stoop in their never ending self-righteousness.

The_Man on May 17, 2006 at 9:25 pm

Actually, the first sentence should say “non PC.”

The_Man on May 17, 2006 at 11:00 pm

I think that the mentally-challenged gringos who watch NBA should start protesting.

Thee_Bruno on May 18, 2006 at 8:36 am

Debbie:
Your anger at illegal immigration is clouding your judgement. This is just another indication that Basketball is now a world sport well on its way to replacing Soccer as the global sport of choice. As an American you should be proud that the NBA is leading the way to make this happen. The replacement of Soccer by hoops is another sign of American dominance.

jerry on May 18, 2006 at 10:21 am

Another sign of American dominance, huh? Then why is it in Spanish?

Thee_Bruno on May 18, 2006 at 11:43 am

It’s in Spanish because the NBA is a private entity that can choose to broadcast their games in any languange they want. They’re just trying to grab as many viewers as possible. It’s all about money.

Manatoch on May 18, 2006 at 2:22 pm

1. That poster doesn’t seem to be an NBA-produced item. It appears to be fan-created.
2. The line under “Los Playoffs” reads “Gasol, Rookie of the Year.” Pau Gasol is a player from Spain who was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2002. It appears that whoever created this poster was probably Spanish, not Mexican.
3. The poster also has got to be a few years old. First, there’s the reference to Gasol as Rookie of the Year. Second, Shaq is wearing a Lakers jersey. He hasn’t played for the Lakers since 2004. Third, Michael Jordan retired several years ago, yet is still shown in the poster. Fourth, Paul Pierce, Alan Iverson and Kevin Garnett all did not play in the playoffs this year.
Just thought you should know these things.
NOPE. IT’S NOT FAN-CREATED. IT’S AN NBA PRODUCT.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

Hourman on May 18, 2006 at 5:20 pm

Dear ManTuckus,
Duhhhhhhhh. You’re as sharp as a bowling ball.
That’s not the issue. The issue was; if it’s another sign of American dominance, then why is it in Spanish – since America’s language is English. If America was that dominant, then these Spanish-speaking, turd-worlders would learn English.

Thee_Bruno on May 19, 2006 at 4:08 pm

But it’s not Mexican. It’s Spanish. Some fan of Pau Gasol in Spain created this poster in 2002 or 2003 to celebrate his being named Rookie of the Year and the upcoming playoffs that year. That is not an NBA-produced poster. It is not from Mexico or America. It’s from Spain. It’s not even a recent document. It’s at least two or three years old.

Hourman on May 19, 2006 at 4:14 pm

Nice analysis Hourman. I know just about everyone here didn’t look close enough to notice that it’s not a recent poster and really has nothing to do with illegal immigration at all (I know I didn’t notice). Don’t bother trying to reason with Bruno. He’s worthless.

Manatoch on May 19, 2006 at 10:09 pm

Not all the people that speak spanish in the U.S. are neither mexican nor alliens. The spanish speaking people are from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Bolivia, Colombia, Honduras, Spain (and more) plus Mexico.
Now, many of these “alliens” get to America legally, as refugees o simply as new immigrants who hoped to find a better life. A much better life that their countries didn’t allow them to have. Didn’t this happen to your grandparents and your mother? Could you say that they got to America as alliens? I don’t think it’s up to a jewish european immigrants descendant to judge other immigrants calling them alliens and to dress with a stigma the mexican people.
YOU’RE MISSING THE POINT. THIS IS AMERICA. THINGS SHOULD BE IN ENGLISH.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

Tali62 on June 16, 2006 at 12:10 pm

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