The National Basketball Association’s relationship with China is fraying to tatters despite efforts from high-profile players and officials working to smooth things over with their communist benefactors.
It all started with Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s Twitter post last Friday: “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” The tweet sparked a financial fallout for the NBA in China that’s forcing players to choose between the social justice principles they regularly preach to Americans and their own financial interests in the world’s largest market.
LeBron James made it clear he’s on Team China and believes Morey needs an education during a recent news conference, but plenty of other players and coaches have also weighed in, either by apologizing to China or refusing to acknowledge the fight for freedom in Hong Kong at all.
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