I have often thought why didn’t the athletes of color just sit down. Why did they play the white mans game looking at an almost completely white crowd watching them, no cheap seats for the kids as they once were? Jump black boy jump. Like the cowboy shooting at the feet of some poor gunslinger being driven out of town.
I realize contractually of course the players have to keep on dancing but the big man has to keep paying. So let them play to empty stands and watch profits shrink and that is worse to the big man than bullets to their feet.