Snoop Dogg on Whether NBA Teams Should Use Term ‘Owner’: ‘I Own My Own Sh--. I Like That Word’

By Michael Morris | June 4, 2019 | 2:36pm EDT
Snoop Dogg (left) and Lebron James and Draymond Green (right) (Screenshot)

In an episode of LeBron James’ show “The Shop” on HBO, Snoop Dogg suggested the NBA should continue to use the term “owner” when referring to individuals who own teams because, as Snoop Dogg put it in the HBO YouTube video posted last Sept., “I own my own sh--. I like that word.”

“Owner,” Snoop Dogg responded, when asked what an individual who pays his or her own money and owns an NBA team should be called. “I own my own sh--. I like that word. F--- that.”

Snoop Dogg’s comments came in response to a discussion on “The Shop” concerning, as reported by TMZ Sports yesterday, “high-level conversations about doing away with the term ‘owner’” in multiple NBA teams. According to TMZ Sports, “Several high-ranking sources from multiple teams tell us people have been talking about the issue for a while but it gained steam in late 2018 when Draymond Green appeared on LeBron James' show, ‘The Shop,’ and argued against teams using the term.”

On the show, Jon Stewart asked, “The fact that they still call people with those teams owners, when does that change?” Stewart then later explained, “When your product is purely the labor of people, then owner sounds like something that is of a feudal nature.”

“You shouldn’t say owner,” Golden State Warrior Draymond Green said, disagreeing with Snoop Dogg. “Say you are a chairman. When you think of a basketball team – [or ‘majority shareholder’ another interjected] – something like that, but when you think of a basketball team, like nobody going to think of the f---ing Golden State Warriors and like think of that d--- bridge. Like, they think of the players that make that team.”

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