May 4 - Vegas says no more niggas and nappy headed hoes....

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 05-04-2007, 04:33 PM         #1
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crunkynmunky 
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May 4 - Vegas says no more n*ggas and nappy headed hoes....
 

 
LAS VEGAS -- MGM Mirage Inc.'s chief executive does not want the NBA All-Star Game to return to Las Vegas, saying Thursday that the casino's first-quarter earnings were potentially hurt by the rowdy crowd that turned out for the league's showcase game.

"The gang-bangers and others who came for purposes other than attending the game, they weren't very good for Las Vegas."
-- Terry Lanni, MGM Mirage Inc. chief executive

Terry Lanni made the comments after the company, which owns the most casinos of any operator on the Las Vegas Strip, reported first-quarter earnings that fell below analyst forecasts, sending MGM Mirage shares down more than 4 percent. They rebounded 2.4 percent in after-hours trading.

The company said the earnings shortfall was partially due to a partially problematic crowd that surrounded the All-Star Game in February, which fell on the same weekend as the Lunar New Year -- a crucial period for bringing in high-rollers from Asia.

"The gang-bangers and others who came for purposes other than attending the game, they weren't very good for Las Vegas," Lanni told The a.ssociated Press.

Lanni said there was little action on the gambling tables the day of the game.

"There's a big difference between out-of-towners coming to Las Vegas to party and locals going to a ball game. The crowd that was disruptive is different from loyal Las Vegas fans who back their home team."
-- Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman

"In talking to our casino hosts, a number of people stayed in their villas and suites. They felt uncomfortable," he said.

Excluding Beau Rivage, which opened in Mississippi in August, quarterly casino revenues slipped 6 percent from a year ago, and table game revenue, including the baccarat game that Asian players favor, fell 7 percent.

There was a spike in arrests and complaints about rowdy behavior during NBA All-Star Weekend. Five people were shot, including three outside a strip club. Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones and two friends are being investigated for their roles in an earlier brawl at the club. The NFL suspended Jones for the 2007 season, in part because of the incident, but he has appealed.

Las Vegas is interested in landing an NBA franchise, and commissioner David Stern recently said a committee of owners will review the proposal Mayor Oscar Goodman submitted to the league.

"Mr. Stern can keep his basketball franchises out of Las Vegas as far as I'm concerned," Lanni said.

Lanni later backed away from those comments, with MGM Mirage spokesman Alan Feldman saying his complaints "only meant to refer to the All-Star Game."

Clark County Commissioner Rory Reid, who worked with Goodman on the proposal, said Lanni made his concerns abundantly clear even before the pitch was sent to Stern last month.

"Frankly, it's a concern if a company like that has concerns on that scale," Reid said. "It's obviously something that we'll have to address if we're going to move forward."

He also said he and the mayor tried to reassure Lanni that having a team based in Las Vegas might not cause the same trouble as a single, high-profile event.

"That was one game on one weekend," Reid said. "If there were 41 games here, it may be different, but I don't know."

Goodman said having a team cheered on by local fans would be vastly different from the rowdy tourist spectacle that the All-Star weekend became.

"There's a big difference between out-of-towners coming to Las Vegas to party and locals going to a ball game," he said. "The crowd that was disruptive is different from loyal Las Vegas fans who back their home team."


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 11 years ago '05        #2
KingCapo 
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"Gang-bangers"

Come on now...people need to find better synonyms for black people.
 05-04-2007, 04:41 PM         #3
Street Novelist  OP
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no where in the article does he say "n*ggas and nappy headed hoes"..he says gangbangers..big difference...
 05-04-2007, 04:45 PM         #4
ILLMATIC_RIDAH  OP
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hes not saying he don't want black ppl in vegas casinos he sayin he don't want gangbangers....why are people a.ssuming "gang-bangers" is a term for black ppl..wtf
 11 years ago '06        #5
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1 week of gang bangers vs. 52 weeks of prostitution & gambling....yeah, they have a moral high ground...& y'all need to quit acting like "gang banger" isn't code for black/brown youths....stop yourself...

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 11 years ago '05        #6
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"Gang-Bangers"?

Gang Bangers Now Days Aint Got That Type Of Money To Hit Vega and Ball Out On A All-Star WeekEnd Now.Those Prices Were Crazy,So What Gang Banger In They Right Mind Going Spend They Life Saving Like That?

Las Vegas Got A fu*ked Up Mindset Putting The Word "Gang-Banger" Out There Just To Phrase Black People Now.

Alot Cats That Were Up There Were Hollywood Flashy n*ggas That Was Acting Hard Infront Of Uncomfortable White People To Impress But Aint No Credit Towards Anyhood.

If Vegas Trippin On Here...Wait For f!ght Nite Tomorrow....HA!

 ILLMATIC_RIDAH said:
hes not saying he don't want black ppl in vegas casinos he sayin he don't want gangbangers....why are people a.ssuming "gang-bangers" is a term for black ppl..wtf
You From Canada....You Dont Know Nuthing About Gang-Bangers and How White People In America See Things Towards Blacks.


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 11 years ago '04        #7
Bossalinie 
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 11 years ago '04        #8
Counterfeit215 9 heat pts
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gangbangers isnt a subliminial term for black people...but most people fail to realize that and they insist on it being a term for black people. wake the fu*k up everything doesnt revolve around people being racists...u can be any color and be a "gangbanger"..every comment made doesnt have to be racist how about we all need to stop thinking on our one track minds...every1 wants to believe that every white person is racist or every person of color is a gangbanger when in fact thats not correct at all...untill we change this sh*ts not gonna change...and its our own fault for jumping to conclusions...but hes right though...there was alot more arrests n shooting in LV during that period of time....


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 11 years ago '04        #9
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you know they can also be refferign to mexicans
 05-04-2007, 04:59 PM         #10
crunkynmunky  OP
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 mrjam7 said:
you know they can also be refferign to mexicans
it was the nba and not fifa. prolly not.
 11 years ago '04        #11
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to tell you the truth, i was there and i can see how everyone was very uncomfortable..i really didnt give a sh*t bc i know alot of black folks but you can see mad people were uneasy.
 11 years ago '04        #12
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 Counterfeit215 said:
gangbangers isnt a subliminial term for black people...but most people fail to realize that and they insist on it being a term for black people. wake the fu*k up everything doesnt revolve around people being racists...u can be any color and be a "gangbanger"..every comment made doesnt have to be racist how about we all need to stop thinking on our one track minds...every1 wants to believe that every white person is racist or every person of color is a gangbanger when in fact thats not correct at all...untill we change this sh*ts not gonna change...and its our own fault for jumping to conclusions...but hes right though...there was alot more arrests n shooting in LV during that period of time....

good post..people get offended by terms but dont realize its their own generalization of the term.
 11 years ago '05        #13
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if you think he meant black people with 'gang bangers', you're probably just as racist as him if that was what he meant. and if we a.ssume that, let's just take away all the black gang bangers from those games. then, we've only got the CAUCASIAN gangbangers, the HISPANIC gangbangers, the RUSSIAN gangbangers, the EUROPEAN gangbangers, the ASIAN gangbangers, and " that's perfectly ok because no non-black person in the history of the world including the contemporary EVER joined a gang and brought their bullsh*t to a ball game. right?"

dude just fu*kin grow up. I do think that they are many caucasian racists in your country but they are also many BLACK racists, many HISPANIC racists, many ASIAN racists, many RUSSIAN racists and many EUROPEAN racists.

see my point?
 11 years ago '06        #14
Janx 
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A quarter consist of 12 weeks. How did a weekend fu*k up a whole quarter? You better blame this fu*ked up economy, fu*k Vegas. They always tryna blame black people for something.
 05-04-2007, 05:15 PM         #15
crunkynmunky  OP
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 doczdaname said:
to tell you the truth, i was there and i can see how everyone was very uncomfortable..i really didnt give a sh*t bc i know alot of black folks but you can see mad people were uneasy.

he knows black people. good for you buddy.
 11 years ago '05        #16
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Point is they don't want the crowd that shoots ppl and tries to be hard, whether they are white, black, mex, etc..., besides, who wants to go to vegas???? excalibur got some cheap rooms!!!
 11 years ago '06        #17
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 doczdaname said:
good post..people get offended by terms but dont realize its their own generalization of the term.
or people take into account the context by which the terms were used....the NBA is predominately black...in talking about a predominately black enterprise & using the term "gangbanger" it's easy to read into it....IMO....if people are talking about not wanting a NASCAR event, then slips in the term "hillbillies", would you be dumb enough to think they meant anything other than a certain type of white person?


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 11 years ago '04        #18
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They still talkin bout All Star...that was how long ago?

It was some hood a.ss n*ggaz up there tho, I cant even front. I dunno if the thugs outnumbered the regular cats, but of course ppl are gonna remember the gangstas more than the civilized people. They shouldnt stereotype all the all star crowd as gangstas, but the hood n*ggaz were there.
 11 years ago '07        #19
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 05-04-2007, 05:39 PM         #20
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 ILLMATIC_RIDAH said:
hes not saying he don't want black ppl in vegas casinos he sayin he don't want gangbangers....why are people a.ssuming "gang-bangers" is a term for black ppl..wtf
That's what I'm sayin....damn race card pullers. Always quick to bi*ch and point the finger.
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