NBA players react to Osama news

by Micah Hart

It’s a big day in the USA, with the news breaking last night that the U.S. military finally got public enemy No. 1, Osama bin Laden.

As with any big event nowadays, the bulk of the country took to social media to share their thoughts and feelings on the historic news — and that includes professional athletes.

Many NBA players had a reaction to the news, spanning a wide range of emotions and reactions to a day that many will never forget.

Patriotic:

@MrJonBrockman (Jon Brockman) Ain’t that America! http://plixi.com/p/97962774 (photo above)

@jtthekid (Jason Thompson) Shoutout to ALL the Troops n Soliders That Sacrafice Their Lives to Make Us ALL Safe!! Luv Yall n I Saluate You!! #USA. Yessir

@hdubb21 (Hakim Warrick) Ok on a serious note #salute to all of our branches of the military….

@mopete24 (Morris Peterson) Tonight is a great night for our country…..

@Leon_Powe (Leon Powe) We got Bin Laden, this is a Historic day for the U.S.

Euphoric:

@KingJames (LeBron James) #WoW!! Obama words are earth moving and inspiring.

@ATolliver44 (Anthony Tolliver) Unbelievable…we finally got Bin Laden! Thats some GREAT news to wake up too :)

@DeJuan45 (DeJuan Blair) LOL GOT eeemmmmmm!!!

@Hoya2aPacer (Roy Hibbert) Obama’s swag is thru the roof!

@mogotti25 (Mo Williams) We got his ASS. Osama Bin Laden is DEAD………..wow Obama that’s impressive

Humorous:

@SteveNash (Steve Nash) Since we caught Osama do I still have to take my laptop out at security?

@rudygay22 (Rudy Gay) Ok so we killed Osama. Now all we have to do is find Waldo and Carmen San Diego! Then I will be impressed!!!!

Contemplative:

@George_Hill3 (George Hill) I’m glad we found him cause he deserved to get whatever he got for what he did the world hasn’t been the same since then…..

@mikejames7 (Mike James) The only worry Osama has now is his judgement day came.that’s what we all should worry about is our own judgement.none can run or hide 4eva

@BooBysWorld1 (Daniel Gibson) An Amazing victory for the families who lost someone close from those tragic coward attacks.. #PrayedUp

@TheReal_TMAC (Tracy McGrady) to the families that lost loved ones on 9/11, we keep you in hearts and prayers

@CDOUGLASROBERTS (Chris Douglas-Roberts) It cost us (USA) roughly $1,188,263,000,000 to kill that………..guy. But we #winning though. Haaaa. (Sarcasm)

@jrich23 (Jason Richardson) Now that we have confirm deaths on both Bin Laden & Sadam a few yrs ago, can they bring all of out troops home now?

And…

@ReggieEvans30 (Reggie Evans) I feel like that dude Osama Bin Laden is not dead.

(UPDATE) This is a basketball blog people, and we cover the NBA, which is why we posted how many NBA players reacted to yesterday’s historic events. We are not trying to stir up controversy or start political discussions — there are plenty of other places to have those conversations if you want them. If you can’t be nice to each other, your comments will be deleted.

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51 Comments

  1. Thedude says:

    first!?!!!?

  2. Kobi says:

    great day for America

  3. Humberto says:

    I’m not from USA… but i know and understand how good or how proud USA must be, and i’m happy for all the americans… but i just hope they bring back their soldiers home now and stop this battle that has been going on for a decade… i think there’s no reason to keep fighting, there’s nothing left to fight for is it?… is time for peace to come back…

    • Eliakim Huewes says:

      what do you mean, great day for the americans ??

      are you that UNINFORMED to think osama bin laden had only 1 terrorist act ? on 9/11 ?!?!

      bin laden is responsible for terrorist attacks all over europe and the americas.

      its a great day for the WORLD

  4. Kyle says:

    Wow, George Hill must be dumb.

    • D-unit says:

      LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

    • Rob Schatten says:

      no he isnt. he said the world hasnt been the same since 9/11, he’s right. our country has been constantly at war since 9/11. id like to give peacetime a go and get my armed forces relatives and friends back home.

  5. aaron says:

    Kyle… UR DUMB

  6. Baller says:

    should we be celebrating for this??? are we showing the world that this is the way we celebrate when some an enemy is dead. i know that alot of the soldiers have died and tha many family members have suffered, but spreading the news like this isn’t bringing them back. we are showing the world that we are ignorent. not all people are evil. many can change, but i’m glad they found him, but the way people express themselves is wrong. remember that there are other people from the same race as this person the U.S. just killed. how do u think they feel how the U.S. celebrated the news> do u think they feel the same way?

    • vug3 says:

      its not a celebration of any particular race, its a celebration for the many millions of ppl who have lost loved ones and for those who are of the same race as bin laden, they can breathe a sign of relief that there is one less guy out there to give them a bad wrap. it’s closure for many of us, some ppl only lost a national landmark, many of us lost much much more.

  7. Kas says:

    Lost all respect for Jon Brockman (the kind of sickening patriotism that’ll make sure there will be plenty of new wars in the future), and gained respect for JRich and CDR. And lol @ Steve Nash. Legend both on and off the court.

    • SACKINGS says:

      Who had any respect for Jon Brockman in the first place?

    • Matt says:

      I don’t see how wearing patriotic clothing is sickening. He’s proud of the announcement. That is an absurdely quick judgment to think a basketball players mild patriotism is going to “make sure there will be plenty of new wars in the future.” I think they call that Naivety. It’s not like he had a fat-head of Bin Laden at the other end of his shooting range, shooting rockets at it or something. Furthermore, you commend CDR for his sarcastic point of view over this situation? There is nothing in his comment that should have made anyone gain respect for him. To be sarcastic over killing one of the worlds biggest enemies seems immature and to remind us how long and monetarily demanding the process was feels like a hard slap in the face. We ultimately have no idea when Bin Laden died. I don’t think there was a civilian autopsy, which I do think is pretty standard for the military when identifying their targets. He may have been dead for a while for all we know. I was frustrated by your comment so I spoke on it. I probably wont read any more of them because I can’t imagine the ethnocentric, nationalistic and anti-american things people have said. I do not intend this paragraph to be offending to anyone in any way, I am only voicing my opinion just like the rest of you.

    • patrick says:

      Word. Pro-peace is where it’s at..not pro-war..

  8. Daniel says:

    “He had his real address listed in his Playstation Network profile.”
    I dunno if this is true tho

  9. Shay Shay says:

    1 Trillion dollars on war? Good Job America

  10. Jacob says:

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah America!!!

  11. michele88mvp says:

    Was so stupid to kill him! They should have had keeped him alive to get information about everything, instead they killed him. It is so sad.

    Now a new “religion warrior” will get his place and will start again. It so sad.

    PS: sorry for my english, i’m from europe.

  12. boom says:

    Yeah, America can afford to invade 2 countries, and sustain a war for 10 years, but they can’t break a tradition that they actually buried him underneath the sea without having the media and the world into the facts? Are you kidding me?

    • Matt says:

      We (America) kind of did break a tradition because from what I’ve heard (I don’t study the Muslim religion) Muslims are supposed to be buried in the ground facing east toward Mecca. Dropping him in the water is far from doing that. But on what you said, to not break the tradition seems noble. Whether the person who is being buried is a terrorist leader or not it’s still only fair to honor his/her religion or burial rights or whatever you want to call it. What would you rather we did with his body? To be perfectly honest it would appear the reason the burial was done so that the media was unable to interfere is because the body was either not his or visibily decayed, which would provide evidence that we did not just kill him and that he had been dead for some time.

  13. CMA says:

    I truly believe we can’t call victory just yet. Osama may be dead, but who knows how his allies and minions will react? We can’t hold back and believe this is over because you never know if it’s just the beginning. This was a tremendous step towards our victory, but we still haven’t won the entire battle, end can’t pretend we did. I also understand the joy and relief about Osama’s death, but at the same time I don’t see the reason for celebration. We don’t know what’ll happen next? And the killing of him won’t bring back all those who lost their lives in 9/11, or in this 10 year war. God bless those families that lost a loved one and those that gave their lives not only the US troops, but all of those from other countries that helped the US through this process. And many the RIP.

  14. awesomeman says:

    CDR is quite analytical, I see. lol. good day for america. still a big problem.

  15. Herr says:

    Are you going to update this? I saw a lot more responses from NBA players this morning, after this was made.

  16. gateriz says:

    America has killed more ppl than him, who is the real terrorist numbskulls. Btw nba players aint known for having much intelligence, just part of the sheep.

  17. RELYT50 says:

    ‎”I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. …Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”-Martin Luther King, Jr

  18. TRUTHNOPIERCE says:

    PROVES NO MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY U MAKE U CAN STILL BE CLUELESS! MIKE JAMES HAS THE MOST REALEST TWEET IM FEELIN CHRIS ROBERTS TWEET TO!

  19. 123z44 says:

    LOL @ Rudy Gay, i found Waldo hiding in my closet with the evil monkey from family guy

  20. acheema999 says:

    Osama’s Death means that the US will be safer….. but whats does this mean for Afghanistan? The US army literally took Afghanistan back to the stone ages… all to take down taliban and Al-Queda commanders and of course…. Bin Laden.

    Now that Bin Laden is dead….. does this mean that Afghanistan? Will they be safer now??

  21. Holy Knight says:

    Oh man, Rudy Gay is the King! ROTFL

  22. KEVINMARTINGFAN says:

    The US did not win by killing osama, you know it… we all lost.. except maybe the rich, good for those in the nba playing during this decade, if not, you are just part of the majority, osama won by making the US economy down, that is his only goal in life and would prefer to die right away than be your prisoner. So after 10 years, what do we get out of it, spending trillion of dollars on war , is it worth it? now we have this sensation of relief, there are still more of them (terrorist) outside and it won’t just end at least during our lifetime. If anyone would like to help, change your attitude.

  23. ace says:

    Why is Steve Nash.s “humorous”? Is it funny we’ve lost many of our liberties over this stupid war?

  24. Mimo says:

    Rudy Gay is the man.

    Do you really think that Al Qaeda really existed?

  25. kevin says:

    the US killed one Bin Laden, but there will be hundreds of Bin laden who would comeout soon…anywhere, any place…killing him does not make this country win the WAR….

  26. alfie says:

    killing the top Al Qaeda leader does not ensure the safety of the US…many Bin Laden might come out soon…

  27. nick evans says:

    Does Bin laden death change anything though??? But at least pepole can have some closure knowing he’s dead but was all the dead soldiers and people worth it??

  28. Scandin says:

    Osama is no more. I understand why some may be rejoicing. But if you are celebrating right now, I hope you will consider this: How does removing Bin Laden change the conditions that produce terrorists? And if you conclude that it doesn’t, then what are you really celebrating?

  29. Joshua says:

    RELY: That is not a quote from MLK.

  30. M4A1 says:

    congratulations to america for a reat job. but…binladens troops will not give up without a fight. i have a bad feeling about this. they must be enraged by this. i’m just saying

  31. voice of reason says:

    We mourn the loss of our families and friends of 9/11 who we lost. While I will not celebrate his death because it will not bring back the lives that were lost, I will not feel sorry for him. That is like have mercy on the man who is holding a gun to the head of you and your family while you do not wish to take his life you will do anything to protect yours and that is what the military and our president did. Hatred begats hatred true, but we have to have common sense and we all know this needed to happen, either captured or death. He did not turn himself in he even used one of his wives as a sheild to get away. Everyone would be singing a different tune had he struck again you see it for yourself we had Libian forces over there and this guy was in a compound with barbarbed wire fences and no one he was there. He and his crew had the capability to do 9/11 again but we go to him first. This is not about race its about peace, this not about hatred towards one man this is about cutting off the head of terror and anyone who decides to hurt innocent lives we will defend ourselves! Heartless hatred would have been bombing that compound and losing alot of innocent lives but the navy seal team was strategic and in what they did and America has sent a message that we wont back down that we will find you and we will catch you or if need be we will kill you to keep peace in our world! Good job to the military and our President and be glad that you have the Liberties to express your feelings and you were not one who died unfortunately in 9/11! Stop being ungrateful because the cost of all our lives is priceless if you wanna complain about money get a gun go over there and defend our country for free!

  32. RealisticallySpeaking says:

    It was a proud day for America, and the world!

    Sure, we spent trillions of dollars finding and burying Osama, but in doing so we took one big leap towards insuring the safety of thousands of more innocent people around the world who could have potentially became victims of one of his diabolical and dreadful acts of terrorism. The government made you, your parents, your children, your siblings, and your friends that much safer by spending those dollars, so heck yes it was worth it! The mastermind responsible for numerous terrorist attacks across the world is gone! Another may step up, but he probably won’t have the resources and funding that Osama had. For those who believe the money wasn’t worth spending, your ignorance shows.

    It’s a great day to be an American!
    GO BLAZERS!!

  33. Schowitzki says:

    I cannot see why people call this a “victory”, really not.

    Your government has spent ten years, over a trillion dollars, and the lives of over 6000 soldiers
    (which raises the number of the 9.11. victims to over 9000), to hunt down ONE person, 1!

    There is no reason to celebrate, just a reason to think about how much you lost.

    Good to finally get rid of that guy, but in the end, no victory at all!

    Greets from Germany

  34. Abdulkadir Farah says:

    I am A proud American and I am happy that Osama has been caught but honestly the death of Osama, the leader of Al Qaeda will most likely cause the rest of the members to react out of anger and do foolish things that might endanger our Country. I don’t know what the U.S plans to do about security but I hope they tighten up National security for our safety.

  35. Steven says:

    Now the true violence begins as his underlings begin the struggle to fill the power vacuum left in his wake. I’m glad he’s dead, but I’m predicting things will get worse now.

  36. peaceful a-rab says:

    big wwooooooop

  37. Heatfanthing says:

    LOL at Moe Will and blair. Showing that young spirit

  38. JUSTIN IN SAN FRAN says:

    I am a verteran of this ongoing war and Im not convinced he(osama) was responsible for 911 but at the end of the day it is a proven fact that he was responsible for a myriad of terrorist acts around the globe so in the end its a good thing they got him.

  39. lol says:

    rudy gay’s tweet LOL

  40. WESTBROOKIS#2COLd says:

    I dont see why people are actually celebrating that this man is dead ..

  41. rudy wow says:

    props to rudy gay, the only one seeing through this whole fairytale

  42. da bulls says:

    USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!