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  • Warriors’ Stephen Curry suffers broken left hand

    10/30/2019 10:04:25 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 31, 2019 | 12:43am
    SAN FRANCISCO — Warriors star Stephen Curry fell hard on his left wrist and broke his left hand in the third quarter of Golden State’s game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.
  • Mike Pence criticises NBA as 'wholly owned subsidiary' of China

    10/24/2019 9:23:32 PM PDT · by cba123 · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 October, 2019
    US Vice-President Mike Pence has criticised the US National Basketball Association (NBA) in a speech attacking Chinese diplomatic and trade policies. Mr Pence accused both the NBA and the sports equipment firm Nike of "kowtowing" to Beijing and "muzzling" criticism of China. It comes in the wake of a diplomatic row over an NBA team manager's support for anti-Beijing protests in Hong Kong. He also said Chinese policy was growing "more aggressive and destabilising". In the speech in Washington DC, the vice-president said: "In siding with the Chinese Communist Party and silencing free speech, the NBA is acting like a...
  • Fans at Rockets opener show support for Hong Kong protesters

    10/24/2019 11:31:32 PM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 6 replies ^ | 10-24-2019 | ESPN News Services
    HOUSTON -- A group of 30 fans at the Houston Rockets' season opener against Milwaukee held signs and wore shirts in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Thursday night. Houston general manager Daryl Morey angered the Chinese government with a since-deleted tweet in support of the protesters earlier this month. Tuesday's opening-night games were not televised in China in the wake of Morey's tweet, which caused tension between the NBA and Chinese officials.
  • It's the Job of LeBron James to Be the Best at Basketball, Not To Fix China

    10/23/2019 9:51:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    RCM ^ | 10/23/2019 | John Tamny
    “I refuse to go to movies anymore. I don’t want to support Hollywood’s politics.” How many readers have heard or uttered a variation of the previous sentence over the years? Oh well, annoying and uninformed as the politics of Hollywood’s leading lights may be, they’re great at their chosen profession. Too bad they don’t keep their politics to themselves as they all-too-often know not of what they speak. But it says here that the movies and television shows produced by the left-leaning entertainment industry are way too good to miss all because of policy and/or political disagreements. It seems many...
  • NBA Commissioner: ‘We Certainly Didn’t Apologize To The Chinese Government’

    10/17/2019 11:49:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/17/2019 | John Sexton
    Commissioner Adam Silver told TMZ Sports that’s he’s bothered so many people think the NBA knuckled under and apologized to China over Daryl Morey’s tweet supporting Hong Kong’s freedom. The initial statement read, “We recognize that the views expressed by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey have deeply offended many of our friends and fans in China, which is regrettable.” “While Daryl has made it clear that his tweet does not represent the Rockets or the NBA, the values of the league support individuals’ education themselves and sharing their views on matters important to them.” Silver explained to TMZ...
  • LeBron James drops out of Hong Kong debate to keep from 'cheating my teammates'

    10/16/2019 7:18:40 AM PDT · by Conserv · 35 replies
    "We are leaders, and we can step up at a times, but you don't feel like you should upon things you shouldn't have to," added James, who is in his second season with the Los Angeles Lakers,
  • Cruz: 'Really sad' to see NBA bend to China

    10/13/2019 4:14:19 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 6 replies
    WE ^ | 10/13/19 | Valerie Richardson
    A “diehard Houston Rockets fan,” Mr. Cruz said China’s reaction to Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet last week in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong shows “just how powerful the protests are.” “[H]e tweeted a very benign tweet where he said, stand for freedom, stand with Hong Kong. And the Chinese communist government, they just about lost it,” Mr. Cruz said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” in an interview from Hong Kong. The NBA has sought to repair relations with China after the government-controlled Chinese broadcaster announced a boycott of Rockets games while Chinese commercial sponsors cancelled their...
  • NBA Distances Itself from Hong Kong Protesters [semi-satire]

    10/12/2019 10:04:05 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Oct 2019 | John Semmens
    This week, the National Basketball Association (NBA) took steps to try to distance itself from a tweet by the Houston Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey. In his tweet, Morey urged “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver publicly apologized for the “insensitive remarks made by Mr. Morey. We understand that members of our organization are entitled to their political opinions. We have stood behind teams’ refusals to visit the White House while Trump is president. We sympathize with players who are insulted by the racism of the National Anthem. However, the financial consequences of disrespecting the...
  • Steve Kerr Compares Genocidal Chinese Dictatorship To Americans Being Killed By Rifles

    10/11/2019 10:18:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 10/11/2019 | David Hookstead
    Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr made some absurd comments Thursday night about the Chinese dictatorship and gun violence in America. The NBA and China have been in the news nonstop ever since the Houston Rockets GM tweeted support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. You’d think expressing support for democracy instead of communism would be a winning idea. However, the NBA has been dealing with the fallout ever since, and not everybody seems to be on the same page. Kerr isn’t just not on the same page, but he seems to be under the impression that gun violence in...
  • Corporate Commies

    10/11/2019 11:00:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 11, 2019 | Erick Ericson
    The general manager of the NBA's Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey, tweeted support for Hong Kong's protestors. The protestors are marching against increasing governmental incursions by mainland China into Hong Kong's affairs. When Great Britain handed Hong Kong over to China, China agreed to maintain autonomy for Hong Kong but now appears uninterested in keeping its promise. Morey used the social media platform Twitter to voice his support for Hong Kong's protestors. Twitter is blocked in China. There is not a man, woman or child in China -- except for the communist agents censoring the internet there -- who could have...
  • Steve Kerr On Chinese Human Rights Abuses: What About Gun Violence In The U.S.?

    10/11/2019 8:41:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 11, 2019 | Allahpundit
    The competition has been stiff and there are still hours to go before close of business but I feel like this guy has already clinched the distinction of NBA China Cuck of the Week. Congrats to the Warriors on their first title of 2019.
  • The NBA Grovels to China

    10/11/2019 7:40:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | October 11, 2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    The National Basketball Association found itself in the middle of a political firestorm of its own making when the Houston Rockets' general manager tweeted something simple and admirable: "Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong." The NBA's first statement was cowardly. It began: "We recognize that the views expressed by... Daryl Morey have deeply offended many of our friends and fans in China, which is regrettable." Morey buckled and deleted his tweet. The NBA then went overseas to grovel. A statement posted on the NBA's Weibo social media network in China stated that they were "extremely disappointed in the inappropriate...
  • The NBA Vs. China: Will This Become Their New Logo?

    10/09/2019 3:55:37 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 15 replies
    twiddar ^ | October 9, 2019 | CaliforniaCraftBeer
    Is this the new de-facto logo of The National Basketball Association for the 2019-2020 season?

    10/09/2019 3:41:39 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 9 replies
    tmz ^ | 10/9/2019 | tmz
    Presidential candidate Julian Castro says the NBA should seize the opportunity to push America's constitutional principles in China, even if it ends up costing the league millions. The Democratic hopeful came on "TMZ Live" Wednesday to discuss the international feud between the league and the Republic, over Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey's comment supporting Hong Kong protesters. Julian firmly believes the NBA -- and other American companies doing biz in China -- have to draw an ethical line in the sand ... even if that means pressuring a foreign country to adopt America's ideals about freedom of speech and the...
  • This Daryl Morey-China Situation is the NBA-Loving Sports Media's Worst Nightmare

    10/09/2019 10:52:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | October 8, 2019 | Bobby Burack
    Most of the time, when a sports story becomes mainstream, those that cover sports look at it as an opportunity. It's a chance to be critical and step outside of sticking to sports. But the latest story to intertwine between sports and politics could be their worst nightmare. That is because it involves the one thing the new media has declared untouchable: the NBA. The Daryl Morey-China situation has really ruined things for the media and their narrative. This is a league that most media members under 45 - though, plenty over it too - say is much better than...
  • Woke NBA coach Steve Kerr: Lemme get back to you on this whole “China violating human rights” thing

    10/08/2019 6:33:19 PM PDT · by Right_Wing_Madman · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 8, 2019 | Allahpundit
    It is passing strange that this outspoken figure, normally so willing and able to comment on injustices in the United States, has no thoughts whatsoever on Hong Kong’s uprising. He was asked for comment last night and … total blank: It’s not as if Kerr doesn’t keep up on current events, or as if western media hasn’t covered Hong Kong, or as if the NBA has no presence in China that might make major political developments there of some interest to him. Somehow this issue ended up in his blind spot. Does he have any thoughts generally about how China...

    10/08/2019 7:31:17 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 19 replies
    Powerline ^ | 8 Oct 2019 | Paul Mirengoff
    When Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn came to the U.S. after years of captivity in the USSR, he professed amazement at how U.S. journalists who had exhibited cowardice when in the Soviet Union were posing as courageous lions of the press in the more congenial setting of the United States. I get the same feeling about the National Basketball Association. The NBA poses as a beacon of woke liberalism when it comes to U.S. politics. Yet, it kowtows to the tyrants of China. There’s a difference, though, between the journalists Solzhenitsyn held in contempt and the NBA executives. The journalists feared for their...
  • The NBA Is Just One Of Many American Firms In Thrall To China

    10/08/2019 8:15:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/07/2019 | John Daniel Davidson
    The Chinese Communist Party is using its economic leverage to exploit global corporate power for its own ends, and American firms are helping. We shouldnÂ’t suppose the NBA-China affair is something new or strange. In many ways, it was entirely predictable, right down to the simpering apologies and walk-backs. But we should understand that blow-ups like this are going to happen more frequently unless U.S. policymakers, American consumers, and major corporations work together to reconnect strategic national interests to economic activity.There are two reasons for this. The first is growing Chinese aggression abroad and despotism at home, fueled by BeijingÂ’s...
  • NBA commissioner seeks to shift message on China with new statement

    10/08/2019 10:39:46 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/08/19 | Marty Johnson
    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued a new statement Tuesday as the sports league battled accusations from lawmakers in both parties that it had bowed to pressure from China in expressing regret over an executive's tweet of support for demonstrators in Hong Kong. Silver said he recognized that the league's initial statement had left people "angered, confused or unclear on who we are or what the NBA stands for," and then insisted it would continue to offer support for free expression by players and executives. At the same time, Silver made it clear the NBA would not be taking sides in...
  • Internal Memo: ESPN Forbids Discussion Of Chinese Politics When Discussing Daryl Morey's [tr]

    10/08/2019 3:06:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Deadspin ^ | October 8, 2019 | Laura Wagner
    If you watched ESPN yesterday, you saw the network repeatedly attempt to grapple with the story of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey creating an international incident after tweeting and then deleting his support for pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. You heard talking head after talking head castigate Morey for sending the tweet, speculation over whether he’d keep his job, speculation about the sincerity of his convictions, discussions about what this meant for the Rockets’ bottom line, the observation that it’s unreasonable to expect for-profit companies like the NBA to act morally, and the non-take that cowing to China is...