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    Kings pull T-shirts

    I figured this was best for here. Kings celebrated Chinese New Year with shirts (Year of the Monkey) on first day of Black History Month.

    Kings pull 'Year of the Monkey' tees after DeMarcus Cousins complains

    I get it and not sure how this made it through Kings Promotions team.
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    I think biggest issue was first day of black history month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAC View Post
    I think biggest issue was first day of black history month.
    I applaud Boogie for taking a stand. He didn't invoke MJ's "Republicans buy shoes, too" line.

    Poor planning by the marketing department.

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    To be fair to the Kings Chinese New Year is in February also. The 8th to be exact. Their only home games before this were last night and tomorrow. I guess maybe the figured the promotion would be better for the organization to be held on a Monday night against the Bucks rather than a Wednesday night against the Bulls. I'm guessing all things equal the Bulls game would draw a better crowd on its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    I applaud Boogie for taking a stand. He didn't invoke MJ's "Republicans buy shoes, too" line.

    Poor planning by the marketing department.
    This here. I also applaud the Kings for recognizing the mistake and correcting it. I get what they were attempting, but it was not the time or place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cat View Post
    To be fair to the Kings Chinese New Year is in February also. The 8th to be exact. Their only home games before this were last night and tomorrow. I guess maybe the figured the promotion would be better for the organization to be held on a Monday night against the Bucks rather than a Wednesday night against the Bulls. I'm guessing all things equal the Bulls game would draw a better crowd on its own.
    I don't think they meant anything by it either. It makes sense, but it doesn't.

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    There is a village somewhere in Africa with Chinese New Year Shirts about to be delivered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    There is a village somewhere in Africa with Chinese New Year Shirts about to be delivered.
    Maybe a small town in Haiti. Good call by Boog and the Kings to pull the promotion.

    How bad is it that the players are calling out concerns that some front office guy/gal should have caught weeks earlier.

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    Will it be OK to put out Chinese New Year Shirts next year...the Year of the Rooster!

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    I cant believe they did this, talk about no tolerance toward the Chinese New Year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Will it be OK to put out Chinese New Year Shirts next year...the Year of the Rooster!
    Apparently the Kings had a Chinese New Year celebration last year, for the year of the goat. No reports of Jordan being offended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKY Bandit View Post
    Maybe a small town in Haiti. Good call by Boog and the Kings to pull the promotion.

    How bad is it that the players are calling out concerns that some front office guy/gal should have caught weeks earlier.
    Not that this is an excuse, but I would bet the people in charge of this promo are white. Not too many white people think about Black History Month, TBH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawildcat View Post
    Not that this is an excuse, but I would bet the people in charge of this promo are white. Not too many white people think about Black History Month, TBH.
    Actually they are Lilly White.

    Why give teh shirts to some poor country. Dont we have enough poor over here to give them to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    Actually they are Lilly White.

    Why give teh shirts to some poor country. Dont we have enough poor over here to give them to?
    Because the people in Africa won't complain about the free shirts not being politically correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cat View Post
    To be fair to the Kings Chinese New Year is in February also. The 8th to be exact. Their only home games before this were last night and tomorrow. I guess maybe the figured the promotion would be better for the organization to be held on a Monday night against the Bucks rather than a Wednesday night against the Bulls. I'm guessing all things equal the Bulls game would draw a better crowd on its own.
    I think the NBA has a huge push to make the NBA more international and obviously the Chinese market in both the US and of course China is a main focus. Just heard the same on my company call.

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