Adam Silver Gave North Carolina An Ultimatum: Change Your Anti-LGBT Laws Or Lose The NBA All Star Game
You know, I really wish Adam Silver would just take a day off. Not that I don't love him taking the law into his own hands. That's a straight up boss move from the commissioner of the NBA. However, I wish he would slow down because he is wasting all his energy too early. Make no mistake, he's already pulled far ahead of literally every other commissioner in professional sports. Roger Goodell and Gary Bettman are like the two most hated men in America, and I couldn't even name the commissioner of the MLB. Their feet are essentially stuck in mud. Meanwhile Adam Silver has disposed of a blatantly racist owner in Donald Sterling, and he's doing his damnedest to rid an entire state of transphobia. His legs are churning at a mile a minute, but this goddamn overachiever is going to burn himself out by the second lap of his tenure. Using the placement of the most meaningless game played throughout the NBA season to strong arm a city out of it's antiquated beliefs on sexuality is resource management at it's finest, but it's stamina management at it's worst. I appreciate his efforts, but he's setting a dangerous precedent. You don't just start your term by giving a billionaire bigot the boot, follow it up by attempting to make the LGBT community feel comfortable in the South, and then just put it in cruise control.
The job he has done has been nothing short of superb, but I would imagine it's also nothing short of exhausting. The guy has faced race and gender head on in two years of service. Could he possibly set the bar any higher?! It's a good thing he preemptively went cue ball, or the amount of energy he's put into his job would have already rendered him bald. As far as being the commissioner of a professional sport goes he is basically a super hero at this point. That being said, with the amount of positive public relations moves he's made in such a short amount of time it'll be a miracle if he doesn't get worn out and see himself fall back to the pack of villains wallowing behind him in mediocrity.