A while back, the National Basketball Association announced it had stripped Charlotte, North Carolina of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game.
What did the Hornets do to get stung so badly by the NBA?
Well, the NBA doesn’t like North Carolina’s “bathroom bill”. This law states people must use the bathroom which corresponds to the gender on their birth certificate.
The NBA is the latest entity to declare the bill transphobic and made a decision to economically penalize the state. The loss of the All-Star Game will cost Charlotte about $100M in tourism dollars.
But does the NBA practice what it preaches?
Watch as I show you what happened when I dropped by the Air Canada Centre, home to Toronto’s NBA franchise, the Raptors, and asked to use the ladies room claiming that I was currently identifying as a female.
As you’ll see, there’s clearly a different standard applied for someone pretending to be a person of a different gender which would seem contrary to the NBA’s public pronouncements regarding North Carolina’s supposedly “transphobic” bathroom bill.
Too bad the Hornets and the city of Charlotte have to pay a price for political correctness – not to mention something that is beyond their control.