Are popularity and even xenophobia affecting the ROY race? | The Jump


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  • sašo čepin
    sašo čepin  2 months back

    It doesn`t matter....maybe we're seeing a new courthsip of rivals Bird vs. Magic...and the basketball wins...

    • jason robbins
      jason robbins  2 months back

      Then u hear that guy saying its about popularity... Luka had a all around better rookie season than Trae Young... This is the biased negro shit...

      • jason robbins
        jason robbins  2 months back

        ROY belongs to Luka... Its not called rookie of half the season.... Its rookie of the yr! Everyone wants to talk like its always white people who are racists toward black people... Not in BB! Look at the mavs if they acquire more than 1-2 white guys u have everyone making it sound like they hate black players & only want white players... Or this ROY crap because Luka is white! If Luka was BLACK we wouldn't even be discussing this & thats a fact!

        • deadmansfire
          deadmansfire  3 months back

          So funny watching these debates after the awards were given. Close race for ROY - 98 - 2 for Luka XD

          • Vinz A.
            Vinz A.  3 months back

            spears literally went speechless as soon as the xenophobia stuff was pointed out... we know man, you’re one of them 😂

            • marko marko
              marko marko  3 months back


              • Danny O
                Danny O  4 months back

                Xenophobia? No. It's them stupid media takes that hypes up all the young players and when they can't meet the expectations, fans wanna roast them for not being "as advertised". Media helps NBA grow for sure but it also puts mad pressure on rookies to perform at all star level from the start at the cost of making storylines for the media. Just let them play ball 😂

                • Tsz Kwan Wong
                  Tsz Kwan Wong  4 months back

                  If that guy says "Donsik" one more time I swear to god. Doncic isn't even a hard pronunciation.

                  • james howard
                    james howard  4 months back

                    wtf..... doncic will be better than trae for the rest of their careers

                    • nabil chowdhury
                      nabil chowdhury  4 months back

                      You not wrong but I’ve heard lots of NBA players say Giannis

                      • Johan Rijhkelaar
                        Johan Rijhkelaar  4 months back

                        Pretty sure if Doncic was American there would be no discussion on who deserves or not, he’s had overall a better season than Young, stats and plays prove it, as for MVP definitely Giannis, took Milwaukee to the best record in the league and is in a shout to get to the Finals

                        • Dusty151
                          Dusty151  5 months back

                          Luka is rookie of the year. He didn’t fade at the end of the year. His numbers went up across the board. All year Luka was being compared to Lebron, Magic and Oscar. In March people starting comparing Young to Luka. Just because Young isn’t rookie of the year doesn’t mean he can’t be a good player. But it’s not even close. Luka did it all year from the beginning.

                          • Truth Hurts
                            Truth Hurts  5 months back

                            Evil racist blacks in Zimbabwe brutally murdered all of the innocent white farmers including BABIES, and now they have no food, no clean water, no medicine, no schools, and their government is going bankrupt! Way to go, black people! They also brag about how they're doing the same thing in South Africa and they plan on doing it in the U.S.!jbb

                            • James Stoeklen
                              James Stoeklen  5 months back

                              Nope!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Giannis = MVP
                              Luka Skywalker = ROY

                              • rafi sanders
                                rafi sanders  5 months back

                                Look at lukas' and trae's numbers. Luka's numbers are better across the board
                                Luka's: 21.2 p 7.8 r 6 a
                                Trae: 19 p 3 r 8.3 a
                                Plus Luka is more efficient. This isn't close

                                • Josh 3684
                                  Josh 3684  5 months back

                                  If Luka was black he would be undisputed ROY

                                  • AndyB
                                    AndyB  5 months back

                                    I could care less about ROY, because Doncic is winning a championship and Trae Young is not.

                                    • Trent McVarnock
                                      Trent McVarnock  5 months back

                                      This Marc J. Spears is a total bum bro LOL! Xenophobia right there like Amin said! Trae has been ballin' since the All-Star Break but like everyone saying its Rookie of the YEAR. Trae might even be a better player right now but it's just a little late. Hats off to both these kids, a new Magic-Bird type rivalry potentially in the works???

                                      • Luna Vogrič
                                        Luna Vogrič  5 months back

                                        Xenophobia? YES

                                        • Redmailnet
                                          Redmailnet  5 months back

                                          Just vote for an American and stfu - the world knows United States are RACIST, so just stop fooling everyone and just vote for some American to win.

                                          • Nick Salazar
                                            Nick Salazar  5 months back

                                            The Greek Freak is MVP and Luka is ROY. There's only debate because the US doesn't respect foregin players.

                                            • Alexandre Blaufuks
                                              Alexandre Blaufuks  5 months back

                                              The level of xenophobia proven right on the show: "from Greek". C'mon dude, that's a country not a foreign word, the fact that you can't make the difference is crazy xenophobic. Players and fans relate more to their "hometown" guys, it's normal. I'm French so I root for international playrs, and Americans want the trophies to be held by americans. It happens with race too, people often disrespect "that white kid", it's just a thing an you proved it on TV.

                                              • Matjaž Novak
                                                Matjaž Novak  5 months back

                                                i would like this dude on the right would explain how trey colsed the gap ....21,2 pts against 19pts trey avg , 8,1reb against 3,7reb trey , 6 ast against 8 ast trey .... luka is better in clutch pts % ... so all I see is bias ... where do you get these guys ???

                                                • Nix 41
                                                  Nix 41  5 months back

                                                  If Luka were black there wouldn't be an argument.

                                                  • Dave Lomeli
                                                    Dave Lomeli  5 months back

                                                    They forget that the Mavericks traded basically most of their starters with the Kristaps trade.

                                                    • Sean Rector
                                                      Sean Rector  5 months back

                                                      Like Doncic, the Great White Hope

                                                      • Accolade HQ
                                                        Accolade HQ  5 months back

                                                        Let me get this straight, its a problem for Ben Simmons to win ROY cuz he wasnt a "real" rookie because he was around pro basketball for a year yet Luka straight up played pro basketball before and he's the clear ROY? Foh

                                                        • Jeff vee
                                                          Jeff vee  5 months back

                                                          This right here... this is why ESPN is failing.

                                                          • Awakened Bear
                                                            Awakened Bear  5 months back

                                                            MVP: Draymond Green
                                                            ROY: Vince Carter

                                                            • Alen Zmaj
                                                              Alen Zmaj  5 months back

                                                              Well we all know that Luka Dončić and Giannis Antetokounmpo have both wrong names in NBA....So just because of that Luka Dončić will not be Roty and Giannis Antetokounmpo never MVP? Just close NBA leaqua then and play with americans.... And NBA leaqua is not the strongest basketball leaqua in world so remove The Name NBA World Champions or play against teams like Fenerbache, Cska, Madrid...But u scary because all u soft players will get destroyed...

                                                              • Salty Toad
                                                                Salty Toad  5 months back

                                                                How can Marc J. Spears have a job at a TV station!?

                                                                • Andreas Dengler
                                                                  Andreas Dengler  5 months back

                                                                  Xenophobia is not used properly here. Anti foreigner is more accurate.

                                                                  • n_fr
                                                                    n_fr  5 months back

                                                                    Good morning from Greek!!!I am from Sparta Greek.

                                                                    • Jamees Woodhouse
                                                                      Jamees Woodhouse  5 months back

                                                                      I feel bad for Americans because the people on tv make them all look stupid , I can’t believe that all Americans are this dumb

                                                                      • hector negron
                                                                        hector negron  5 months back

                                                                        Sometimes xenophobia and racism go so much hand in hand and we carry it around deep inside our own systems in such a profound manner we don’t even notice it. It becomes part of our everyday life and we express it not knowing we are being xenophobic or racist.

                                                                        Case in point and now moving away from the subject at hand but not really that much. When we assume everybody in Africa is black using the term “African” as a derogatory term to insult a black person we are being racist and xenophobic not knowing we’re also being extremely “ignorant” since there are also white Africans.

                                                                        When GOP Congressman Mark Meadows made fun in a video still available of Barrack Obama suggesting to send him back and I quote: “to Kenya or whatever it is” knowing that Obama was born in the US, was a perfect example of not only
                                                                        xenophobia and racism but also plain stupidity and ignorance with regards to
                                                                        what Africa and being African or having African heritage means.

                                                                        We have that same problem in the USA. When we identify a person from Latin America arriving to the US as an intruder or as an illegal alien who comes to “America” we ignore the fact that “America” is a continent and not a country therefore that person has always been in “America” therefore he is as much an “American” as someone born in Kansas City regardless of whether he was born let’s say in Colombia, Mexico or Canada for instance. He may not be a “certified US citizen” but “American” he surely is.

                                                                        Giannis Antetokounmpo was born in Greece which makes him a Greek citizen but his parents are African therefore he is also African in terms of his ethnic and cultural background just as Harden is with the only difference that Harden’s ancestors go a few generations further back than Giannis.

                                                                        • Joshua Carroll
                                                                          Joshua Carroll  5 months back

                                                                          Amin on point!

                                                                          • Robert
                                                                            Robert  5 months back

                                                                            CoAwards I agree

                                                                            • Collin Shaffer
                                                                              Collin Shaffer  5 months back

                                                                              “He is pretty”

                                                                              • TrueFireVanguard
                                                                                TrueFireVanguard  5 months back

                                                                                MVP: Giannis
                                                                                He is one of the best offensive and best defensive players of the league. His team has the best record in the league.
                                                                                ROY: Doncic
                                                                                He is putting up numbers like Jordan did his rookie season and almost made the All-Star game.

                                                                                • Moe England
                                                                                  Moe England  5 months back

                                                                                  Dude on the right speaking facts

                                                                                  • Patrick McCauley
                                                                                    Patrick McCauley  5 months back

                                                                                    Its 100% prejudice. He's a white guy from another country coming in and showing up people they hyped up hard. Also prejudice against the Euro League.

                                                                                    • Erik Lerström
                                                                                      Erik Lerström  5 months back

                                                                                      I almost never agree with spears, but just read the comments on luka... if the dude was black he wouldnt be half as popular

                                                                                      • Žiga Potočnik
                                                                                        Žiga Potočnik  5 months back

                                                                                        Doncic and Harden

                                                                                        • Gabe Mancino
                                                                                          Gabe Mancino  5 months back

                                                                                          He has a point. Xenophobia is real in the NBA

                                                                                          • hector s de s
                                                                                            hector s de s  5 months back

                                                                                            Man Luka have all the “rookie ot the month”of the year

                                                                                            • Mario josić
                                                                                              Mario josić  5 months back

                                                                                              Americans cant get over the fact thst euro players are getting better and stronger every year

                                                                                              • V
                                                                                                V  5 months back

                                                                                                Luka's triple 21 point double last night sealed it...solid all year...

                                                                                                • V
                                                                                                  V  5 months back

                                                                                                  "dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries." -xenophobia

                                                                                                  i been said Luka might get robbed cause he's European ...and it might come down to politics Ncaa vs Euro League