Embarrassed Reddit Mods ban user for proving subreddit was wrong about 76ers, Simmons, Morey, and Harden with laundry list of receipts
For any sports fan that spends time on the internet and social media, you have to know by now that sub-Reddit moderators are the worst humans (robots?) on the face of the Earth.
That was proven again yesterday, when a Reddit user by the name of u/moneyball32 was banned from r/NBA after posting a thread that simply stated “EAT MY SHORTS YOU JABRONIS” which included a laundry list of receipts that talked about how Ben Simmons had zero trade value, how the Nets would never trade James Harden, and how Daryl Morey was fucking up by holding on to Simmons rather than moving him at the first opportunity.
To be clear, the national media turned the entire Ben Simmons saga into a soap opera, pushing their own agendas from Klutch Sports and the 76ers organization. However, if there’s anyone to blame, it’s the agenda-driven media that failed to provide anyone with real insight into what was happening with Simmons up until the trade was actually announced.
What makes things even worse is just because Ben Simmons finally got traded, they now feel like they are justified with all of the bullshit they threw on the internet over the past six months. Yes, I’m talking about Jason Dumas and his lazy reporting about “boo crowds” and how Klutch Sports wanted Tyrese Maxey out of Philadelphia (a report that was then walked back by Dumas himself).
Dumas is just one of the hundreds of examples. In my opinion, no one should feel justified about anything to do with the Simmons situation.
Back to Reddit Mods.
People crushed Morey for not moving Simmons for pennies on the dollar. They said that James Harden wouldn’t leave the Nets. They said Ben Simmons would never land an All-Star in return. They championed Ben Simmons for “mental health” and criticized anyone who questioned if that was true or not.
Turns out, Ben Simmons was utterly full of shit. Morey landed James Harden, who wanted to leave Brooklyn, and the majority of reports out there were entirely incorrect. So why not point that out? Accountability continues to be an issue in the media, and God forbid someone actually shines light upon it.
How thin-skinned do the mods have to be to outright ban this guy? People have been ragging on his favorite NBA team all season long, saying they won’t be shit, yadda yadda. So he absolutely has a right to fire back.
The sheer level of snark found on Reddit, especially r/NBA, is nauseating. It’s genuinely appalling how these people feel remotely superior to anyone when all they’re doing is moderating the conversation, not even adding to it. But, then again, what the fuck would they have to say that’s even remotely compelling?
Reddit Mods need to go outside and touch grass. The power they think they have from managing a subreddit is ridiculous. How big of a loser do you have to be to moderate comments on Reddit and decide what 76ers/NBA news is relevant or important to the readers of that group?
Give me a break.
Just writing this article will almost certainly increase the blatant censorship we already go through on Reddit. It’s not even “self-promotion” the majority of the time. People read stuff from The Liberty Line and share it on Reddit, but it’s always removed for whatever reason.
At the same time, they let Vox Media / Liberty Ballers post all of their nonsense freely? Someone let me know how that makes sense.
Do these power-hungry mods think they matter because they control what’s shared in a meaningless corner of the internet? If that’s your only avenue to trick your brain into thinking that you have self-worth and provide value to something, then you need to seek help.
Mandatory Credit: Houston Chronicle