Headline: Florida Governor Fires Back at NBA Criticism over Political Donation
The NBA and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) recently came under fire after criticizing the Orlando Magic for their donation to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ political action committee (PAC). In response, DeSantis accused the NBA of prioritizing protests and support for China over engaging in discussions about his policies.
The controversy began when the Magic donated $50,000 to DeSantis’ PAC. The check was dated and delivered on May 19, prior to DeSantis’ announcement of his intention to run for president on May 24. The NBPA issued a statement labeling the donation as “alarming” and emphasized that it did not represent player support.
The Orlando Magic clarified that their donation was simply a Florida business supporting a Florida governor. However, this did not appease the NBA and NBPA, who have been vocal in their criticism of DeSantis’ political actions.
DeSantis has been facing scrutiny over a new curriculum approved by the Florida Board of Education. The curriculum includes a section that suggests how “slaves developed skills which, in some instances, could be applied for their personal benefit.” This controversial content has sparked outrage, and Vice President Kamala Harris took the opportunity to express her disapproval during a recent speech in Florida. She accused the curriculum of attempting to gaslight and insult people.
Undeterred by the criticism, DeSantis defended the curriculum and vowed to stand his ground, asserting that he will continue to speak the truth.
This news article was contributed by Joe Morgan from Fox News Digital.
In conclusion, the NBA and NBPA faced backlash from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis after they criticized the Orlando Magic for their political donation. DeSantis accused the NBA of prioritizing protests and support for China over discussing his policies. Despite the controversy, the Orlando Magic clarified that their donation was in support of a Florida governor. DeSantis also faced scrutiny over a controversial curriculum, which drew criticism from Vice President Kamala Harris. However, DeSantis defended the curriculum, promising to stand his ground and speak the truth.