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Jalen Rose: "Kevin Love Is On The USA Olympic Team Roster Because Of Tokenism”



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Jalen Rose: "Kevin Love Is On The USA Olympic Team Roster Because Of Tokenism”
 

 
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ESPN host Jalen Rose is catching heat on social media after saying Kevin Love’s appearance on the Team USA Olympic roster was a form of “tokenism.”

Rose made the comments during his “Jalen & Jacoby” show after reports that the US men’s basketball team will be headed to the summer Olympics in Tokyo with Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, and Devin Booker.

Love, 32, will join the lineup as a power forward with championship and Olympic experience.

“Kevin Love is on the team because of tokenism,” Rose said on his show. “Don’t be scared to make an all-Black team representing the United States of America. I’m disappointed by that.

Anybody that watched the league this year knows Kevin Love did not have a stellar season, was not the best player on his team, and did not necessarily deserve to be on this squad.”
Though the 6’8 forward/center only averaged 12.2 points this past season, he helped Team USA win the gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics and won an NBA championship with the Cavaliers in 2016.

That same year, an all-Black roster represented the US in Rio de Janeiro. Rose said the Phoenix Suns’ Deandre Ayton — who represented the Bahamas in international competition — should be in Love’s place for the 2020 Summer Games.

“I also know the favoritism that Christian Laettner was shown when he got a chance to be put on the Dream Team ahead of Shaq and Alonzo (Mourning),” Rose said of USA’s men’s basketball team from 1992. “But they made it so a college player could even get on and gave him favoritism.”
Rose, a former NBA player, drew some fierce reactions on social media. Outkick reporter Bobby Burack wrote on Twitter.

“ESPN should be ashamed. Everything there is about race. Topics, promotions, demotions, and rules. It has encouraged people to spread these lies. Jay Williams yesterday, Jalen Rose today, Mark Jones every day.”
Another user commented, “And it’s the culture of ESPN that makes them look to say these things. It’s just stupid. Kevin Love is a great basketball player regardless of race. He has earned a spot based on his career.”

A third added, “I like Jalen. But, yeah, he ain’t really worried about all-Black teams. Wish these guys would shut up or keep it 100.”
Daily Caller reporter David Hookstead said,

“ESPN’s Jalen Rose said a white NBA player made the Olympic roster because of “tokenism,” and we lack the “courage” to have an all-Black team, “ he wrote. “If a white pundit called a Black athlete a token, he’d be fired and ESPN would go on a MASSIVE apology tour. This is insanity.”
A Twitter user responded to Hookstead’s comment with,

“So why did Kevin Love make the team? He has been terrible for the past 2 years. Why not Julius Randle or someone like that who is playing well?”
A Rose defender said, “Kevin Love shouldn’t have been on that team. Yes, they sent a white guy. It’s OK. But they should have sent Plumlee.”
And yet another tweeted, “Not saying what Jalen Rose said was right but why is he on the team? Kevin Love is not a good player anymore. And shouldn’t be on the roster.”

One user noted, “But he is a token. Kevin Love wasn’t even the best player on his team.”

“I agree with Jalen. Kevin Love is not a top 100 player at this stage of his career,” a basketball fan concluded on Twitter.

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 3 months ago '10        #2
Big Louie Guwop  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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As a Cavs fan, fu*k Kevin love first and foremost.
The fact he made this team is definitely questionable at best. He’s the absolute epitome of a time thief. Milks all his injuries and barely sees the floor and when he does, the fu*kin punk literally quit on his team, on live tv, right in front of their faces. Openly clashed with his coach and beefing with his own starting SG.

This dude is a straight privileged piece of sh*t, that doesn’t deserve the contract he has let alone to opportunity to represent his country. He’s a terrible fu*king example of what team usa supposedly “stands for”
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 3 months ago '21        #3
F12  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 Big Louie Guwop said
As a Cavs fan, fu*k Kevin love first and foremost.
The fact he made this team is definitely questionable at best. He’s the absolute epitome of a time thief. Milks all his injuries and barely sees the floor and when he does, the fu*kin punk literally quit on his team, on live tv, right in front of their faces. Openly clashed with his coach and beefing with his own starting SG.

This dude is a straight privileged piece of sh*t, that doesn’t deserve the contract he has let alone to opportunity to represent his country. He’s a terrible fu*king example of what team usa supposedly “stands for”
Motherfukkers love diversity except when it's on the other foot
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 3 months ago '16        #4
postemupndunkit 
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 Big Louie Guwop said
As a Cavs fan, fu*k Kevin love first and foremost.
The fact he made this team is definitely questionable at best. He’s the absolute epitome of a time thief. Milks all his injuries and barely sees the floor and when he does, the fu*kin punk literally quit on his team, on live tv, right in front of their faces. Openly clashed with his coach and beefing with his own starting SG.

This dude is a straight privileged piece of sh*t, that doesn’t deserve the contract he has let alone to opportunity to represent his country. He’s a terrible fu*king example of what team usa supposedly “stands for”
What's crazy is that we put up his bullsh*t and just shipped of Kevin Porter for nothing because he was being a nuisance. Meanwhile Love is throwing literal temper tantrums on the court and nothing happens.

Wish we could just cancel his contract.
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 3 months ago '10        #5
WC323 
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Imagine a white broadcaster said this about a black player.
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 3 months ago '05        #6
ElQueHablaSucio 
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Wow. Not everything has to do with race. Every superstar except KD said yes. Alot of stars are injured.

Every ex-player the only way to get notice is to talk sh*t and put down current players.
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 3 months ago '14        #7
Gotti Pippen  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Jalen has had seasons where his numbers would reflect those of Loves this year but would never have been an Olympian.

If you tell me Love is there based off previous contributions, I’ll take that, but that also means Melo should be there too

Y’all quick to discredit SAS and Skip because of validity. But y’all don’t respect ex-players opinions either


Last edited by Gotti Pippen; 06-26-2021 at 05:44 AM..
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 3 months ago '17        #8
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 ElQueHablaSucio said
Wow. Not everything has to do with race. Every superstar except KD said yes. Alot of stars are injured.

Every ex-player the only way to get notice is to talk sh*t and put down current players.
Please explain wtf kevin love is doing on this team bruh?
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 3 months ago '17        #9
Lite  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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I swear weird folks cut up and get rewarded for it..
Whether its police going on paid vacation for k*lling people or throwing tantrums on a ball court

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 3 months ago '21        #10
ArmoredTitan 
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sounds about white
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Top 10 most slapped recently  3 months ago '21        #11
Tinfoil Kufi 
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 ElQueHablaSucio said
Wow. Not everything has to do with race. Every superstar except KD said yes. Alot of stars are injured.

Every ex-player the only way to get notice is to talk sh*t and put down current players.
Everything has to do with race
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 3 months ago '08        #12
bkid  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x14
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the fact is K Love DEFINETLY didnt deserve to be on this roster

why he got selected tho if it isn't about race?
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 3 months ago '10        #13
Big Louie Guwop  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 F12 said
Motherfukkers love diversity except when it's on the other foot
what? Please elaborate

 postemupndunkit said
What's crazy is that we put up his bullsh*t and just shipped of Kevin Porter for nothing because he was being a nuisance. Meanwhile Love is throwing literal temper tantrums on the court and nothing happens.

Wish we could just cancel his contract.
For the life of me I’ll never know why we just let that kid walk for nothing. And chose to keep this insubordinate weak minded bi*ch
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 3 months ago '07        #14
God alone  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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Love has quit numerous times during the season. Fxcked up my fantasy squad last year. Cavs star
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 3 months ago '05        #15
ReppinDaBurghh 
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This is absolutely hilarious.

If they sent an all white team to the olympics black people would be absolutely OUTRAGED for not including at least one black person. All about diversity and inclusion. But they send one white person on a black team and it’s “awww shucks, they are scared to send an all black team”. What happened to demanding diversity?
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 3 months ago '16        #16
postemupndunkit 
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 Big Louie Guwop said
what? Please elaborate



For the life of me I’ll never know why we just let that kid walk for nothing. And chose to keep this insubordinate weak minded bi*ch
I was sick watching KPJ drop 50 in Houston meanwhile we got a man child crying on the court . He's has literally ruined any chance of a decent rebuild with this bum a*s sh*t. He almost never plays, when he does he doesn't want to shoot unless other people shoot.

Need to send his a*s to Siberia. He didn't even have to sign with us, that's the fu*king joke.
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 3 months ago '07        #17
sleep23rd 
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 WC323 said
Imagine a white broadcaster said this about a black player.
They can’t
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 3 months ago '14        #18
Gotti Pippen  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 ReppinDaBurghh said
This is absolutely hilarious.

If they sent an all white team to the olympics black people would be absolutely OUTRAGED for not including at least one black person. All about diversity and inclusion. But they send one white person on a black team and it’s “awww shucks, they are scared to send an all black team”. What happened to demanding diversity?



Diversity would be adding the white guy because he’s just as qualified not only as the players on the team but also the guys that didn’t make the team.
This is not the case

What other Olympian can say they aren’t even in the top 50 (pro or amateur) in their sport and still are a lock to win a gold medal?

 3 months ago '18        #19
yunhsus  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 Gotti Pippen said
Jalen has had seasons where his numbers would reflect those of Loves this year but would never have been an Olympian.

If you tell me Love is there based off previous contributions, I’ll take that, but that also means Melo should be there too

Y’all quick to discredit SAS and Skip because of validity. But y’all don’t respect ex-players opinions either
Because a lot of them are jealous emotional hoes, case in point here
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 3 months ago '12        #20
RATCHET 
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 Gotti Pippen said



Diversity would be adding the white guy because he’s just as qualified not only as the players on the team but also the guys that didn’t make the team.
This is not the case

What other Olympian can say they aren’t even in the top 50 (pro or amateur) in their sport and still are a lock to win a gold medal?
Is Jerami Grant a top 50 player in the NBA?


A lot of y’all n*ggas sound stupid as all hell.

 3 months ago '08        #21
stead21  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 Big Louie Guwop said
As a Cavs fan, fu*k Kevin love first and foremost.
The fact he made this team is definitely questionable at best. He’s the absolute epitome of a time thief. Milks all his injuries and barely sees the floor and when he does, the fu*kin punk literally quit on his team, on live tv, right in front of their faces. Openly clashed with his coach and beefing with his own starting SG.

This dude is a straight privileged piece of sh*t, that doesn’t deserve the contract he has let alone to opportunity to represent his country. He’s a terrible fu*king example of what team usa supposedly “stands for”
Cavs have been so trash, I stopprd watching them, straight up.

 3 months ago '14        #22
Gotti Pippen  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 RATCHET said
Is Jerami Grant a top 50 player in the NBA?


A lot of y’all n*ggas sound stupid as all hell.
Shut the fu*k up

Did jerami Grant have mental breakdowns on the court?

Will Jerami Grant not benefit more than Kevin Love moving forward from this experience?


Don’t confuse facts for feelings. Saying Kevin Love hasn’t been healthy his Cavs run isn’t an insult. It’s empirical fact. Love has only averaged 34 games per season over the last three years, twice only playing in 20+ games. He’s been accused of taking games off, sitting games out, and not putting forth his best effort by his teammates throughout his Cavs run. His reputation would be in the gutter if it wasn’t for the fact that he does in fact give back to the community. So it’s interesting that despite all of his injury issues, Love is actually “healthy” enough to play in the Olympics.

The Olympic team will feature a who’s who of NBA talent, and Love…


 3 months ago '13        #23
Dodgers 
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They Pretty Much Just Gifting Him An Olympic Gold Medal.
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 3 months ago '06        #24
jester2trife 
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Reminds me of his no talent wife on First Take because of him. Love nor Molly should be anywhere near either spot. Sometimes sh*t happens.

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 3 months ago '20        #25
Fianchetto 
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white people bad

black people good

racism bad

racism good
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