Politics NBA and China

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  1. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    This is gonna have massive trickle-down effects far reaching throughout the league. For us, it will be on salary caps as a result of massive revenue drops.

    If you were away this wknd, here's what happened: https://www.theringer.com/nba/2019/...-kong-china-houston-rockets-tweet-controversy

    China wasn't happy and cut all ties with the Rockets.

    The league chimed in:
    Not particularly happy with this position for a league that has been all about free expression for its players. But with billions in limbo now, clearly $ speaks.

    Then the new Nets owner chimed in with his nothing burger.



    Oh, and two dem pres candidates also went against the NBA's position, and Daryl Morey might get fired.
     
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    BlazerBeav Well-Known Member

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    That statement from the Nets new owner is so, so awful. Of course it comes as no surprise as he's made his fortune from a state-run company in China - but the league letting him by the first Owner to really speak out on this is a PR nightmare. This supposedly woke league is bowing to pressure from a brutally oppressive regime? They moved the all-star game because of a trumped up bathroom bill issue in NC - they can't turn around and be ok with China's actions in Hong Kong.
     
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  3. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    he's clearly trying to assume Houston's role as China's de facto NBA team.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Considering what China has done and is doing, this would be like apologizing because someone offended Hitler.
     
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    MARIS61 Real American

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    F China and anyone who gets into bed with them.
     
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    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    NBA about to become a hypocritical laughing stock, if they're not careful
     
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    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    Morey is such a dumbass though... whatever you opinion on the matter is, when you are the GM of the team with the most connections with China in the league, you don't go ahead and tweet something against them
     
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    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    Unless you're a person who has the guts to speak up
     
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    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    Yeah the original tweet was not a smart move at all. Wonder what he was thinking?
     
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    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    Also. If you read that twitter thread there are some pretty strong "American Nationalist" type responses.
    Pretty much telling him that "This is America. Free speech is part of our Constitution". You got to figure this was coming also. There are quite a few that don't back the Globalists idea and what China stand for.
    This situation is not over and will not be over any time soon.
     
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    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    Sometimes you need to learn to shut the fuck up. Especially on social media.
     
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    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    Maybe he feels so strongly about the situation that he is willing to risk his job. I applaud him.
     
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    Then why did he delete the tweet?
     
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  14. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    This better be fake. Have a backbone, come on.



    Edit. It's real. And disappointing.

     
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    Rastapopoulos Cautiously optimistic Leeds United Fan

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    Maybe that free speech was important and that the Hong Kong protesters were in the right? Just brainstorming here.
     
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    Rastapopoulos Cautiously optimistic Leeds United Fan

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    Jesus. Where's the Enes Kanter-but-for-China?

    This reminds me of this:

     
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    Pressure from the NBA. He knows it's already out there.

    Plus, I have no idea how he feels. I'm just speculating
     
  18. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    Really interested in seeing how the league handles the upcoming Lakers/Nets games in Shanghai this week. Even Rachel Nichols is supposed to do her daily show on ESPN from there, and she's usually very outspoken. Considering how everyone seems to be been muzzled, I have my doubts whether she even broaches the subject from Morey's side.
     
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    theprunetang Bow down before Simons; basketball Jesus.

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    Harden is desperately trying to save his sneaker sales and endorsement money from China.
     
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    PtldPlatypus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    When Keith Olbermann and Clay Travis are on the same side of an issue, is that a sign of the apocalypse?


     
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