Algernod Lanier Washington, better known by his stage name Plies, is a Florida-based rapper. Washington was a wide receiver on the Miami Redskins football team of Miami University in Ohio in 1996 and 1997 before beginning his musical career. He has something to say about pro sports, and he has a bit of experience.
There has been a lot of discussion about the NFL’s hiring policies for black coaches over the last month or two. After Brian Flores chose to sue the Denver Broncos, New York Giants, and Miami Dolphins, there was a serious discussion about the “Rooney Rule,” but it doesn’t appear like any genuine resolution will be reached anytime soon.
Plies spoke about this stunning trend in the NFL over the weekend, but he also mentioned the NBA. Plies feels that the NBA and NFL only regard black people as entertainment and will never consider them for positions of authority, as seen by the tweet at the end of this article.
The @NFL & @NBA Keep Speaking To Us But We Just Won’t Listen! They ONLY See Us As Entertainment!!!. B4 U Say The @NBA Is Different, They Still Only Have 1 Black Owner (12/13 Black HC Out Of 30 Teams(Still Not 50%). It’s Better Than The NFL But It’s Still Nothing To Brag About!
Plies argues that even if the NBA has a superior track record than the NFL, it isn’t enough. This is one of those divisive issues that crops up in the sports world every now and then. It remains to be seen whether either league can come up with a viable answer. Stay tuned to Thirsty for News for more.
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