NBHHCM Stands by Kobe & Noah, Foul Language a Mistake in Rage
The NBHHCM (National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture) Foundation will stand by Kobe Bryant and Joakim Noah saying that their mistake in foul language by yelling out the word f**got was just passion and rage at the moment, and not meant as a gay-slur.
Bryant and Noah are NBA players that have personified a good image of the hoops and hip-hop culture when the fusion of both cultures came together in the late 1970's, and became a national phenomenon in 1984.
"If you know anyone who has played in competitive sports there is a tendency to release a few bad words at your opponent here and there. Kobe Bryant and Joakim Noah aren't players who have a hidden agenda against gays. They both realize their mistake. They have apologized for it with sincerity. They have been fined accordingly. Now lets move on to more important issues like our economy, the growing epidemic of child-obesity, and to the American families who are losing everything to floods in the south" says, Derrick E. Vaughan Founder of the NBHHCM ( National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month) Foundation.
"The NBA and David Stern have done a great job with keeping the integrity of the league at a high level, and holding players accountable for their malicious outburst. Commissioner Stern will make sure players know that this will not be tolerated" Vaughan continues.
The NBHHCM Foundation understands that there is a homophobia in sports when it comes to sexuality and sexual preference. Sadly its part of the culture. Its something that will continue to be a problem because of the "Superman" status of athletes.
If you want to be one of the guys on the team, and you seek the glory and riches of the sport you have to understand that everything has a price. Being gay and being a superstar athlete will be very hard for some of the millions of fans to swallow who pay millions of dollars to see the games, and see the millions of dollars earned by an athlete who play on the court or on the field.
NBHHCM 2K11 will honor the NBA at 65, the NBA/ABA Merger at 35, and the 75th Anniversary of basketball becoming an official sport at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany.
The NBA will celebrate its 65th Anniversary date of being founded on June 6, 2011. The NBA was founded on June 6, 1946 in New York City as an 11-team league.
June 17, 2011 will mark the 35th Anniversary of the NBA/ABA merger being announced to the public. The merger was announced on June 17, 1976.
NBBHCM (National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month) and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender) Pride Month are both observed during the month of June.