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Abstract What Really Happened in Vegas? By Scoop Jackson, Espn.com http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=jackson/070228 The article What Really Happened in Vegas by Scoop Jackson basically outlines the point that the media portrays the NBA differently than all other sports organizations because the NBA is predominantly black. Just coming out and saying that last sentence is something that people act like shouldn’t be said but this article points out some facts that absolutely can’t be denied. The media portrayed the NBA’s All Star Weekend in Las Vegas this year with phrases as follows: Hip-Hop Woodstock, The Black KKK, Weekend leaves NBA with a black eye, and so on. However Scoop Jackson dug into the actual numbers of the weekend and came to the conclusion that 403 people were arrested over the whole
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Unformatted text preview: weekend. Another interesting number is 120, which is the number of people arrested over a 12-hour period on New Year’s Eve. If that number was spread across the weekend it would have been more than triple the arrests on NBA all star weekend, but the media did not cover that event because it was not important for some reason. Also, Mr. Jackson digs into the idea that when fights and chaos erupt at NHL arenas or Nascar events or a soccer game, it is never a big deal. Then when it comes to an NBA fight, all eyes are on the players and it is all over the news. But, like Mr. Jackson stated, if he said the “R” word, everyone would scream you were wrong and these things were looked at for a reason. I think maybe that reason needs to be explored....
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