Kansas City urban opposition has emerged against a desperately desired/needed pro sports effort that has enjoyed a great deal of hype.
To wit . . .
BLACK LIVES MATTER CONCERNS THREATEN TO DERAIL THE NBA RAPTORS COMING TO KANSAS CITY!!!
Check the highlight in a cautiously worded report . . .
“There are some issues which supersede fun and economic interests. The protection of Black lives remains our most pressing concern,” was the statement in a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver signed by Gwendolyn Grant, president of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City; Rodney Williams, president of the KC Chapter of the NAACP; and Vernon Howard, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Kansas City.
“Although Kansas City is a great sports city, it is also a city where law enforcement has demonstrated extreme hostility and excessive force towards Black people,” the letter said.
Ironically . . .
Both hardcore right-winger and urban leaders have their concerns with NBA . . . However, conservatives ague against pro-b-ball over China biz relation concerns.
Either way, the local culture war fight continues and now confronts a broken promise to bring pro-sports to downtown KC.
Developing . . .