China halts broadcast of NBA games over pro-Hong Kong protest tweet

China halts broadcast of NBA games over pro-Hong Kong protest tweet


RIGHT NOW.>> WE ARE NOT APOLOGIZING FOR DARRYL EXERCISING HIS FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. I REGRET, AGAIN HAVING COMMUNICATED DIRECTLY WITH MANY FRIENDS IN CHINA THAT SO MANY PEOPLE ARE UPSET, INCLUDING MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF OUR FANS. DAVID: NBA COMMISSIONER ADAM SILVER DEFENDING HOUSTON ROCKETS GENERAL MANAGER NOW DELETED PRO- HONG KONG TWEET. THIS IS THE GROWING RIFT WITH CHINA DEEPENS AND CHINA IS TAKING ANOTHER AGGRESSIVE STEP PUTTING ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NBA FURTHER IN JEOPARDY. HI, EVERYBODY THIS IS BULLS & BEARS THANKS FOR WATCHING I’M DAVID ASMAN. JOINING ME ON THE PANEL IS JONATHAN HOENIG, CHRISTINA PARTSINEVELOS, CAROL ROTH AND JOHN BURNETT. SO NBA COMMISSIONER ADAM SILVER INSISTING THAT HOUSTON ROCKETS GENERAL MANAGER HAS THE RIGHT TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR ANTI PROTESTERS IN HONG KONG EVEN AFTER CHINA’S STATE BROADCASTER CANCELED PLANS SUSAN LI IS STANDING BY IN THE NEWS ROOM WITH THE VERY LATEST DETAILS. SUSAN?>>REPORTER: SO ADAM SILVER THERE YOU HEARD HIM AND HE’S ALSO BACKPEDALING A BIT TODAY, SAYING THAT THEY DON’T REGULATE WHAT OWNERS, PLAYERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE NBA SAY. I GUESS THEY ARE DOING THIS INTERNAL CALCULUS RIGHT NOW THAT THE NBA NEED CHINA OR DOES CHINA NEED THE NBA. YOU KNOW, THE NBA HASN’T BEEN IN CHINA SINCE 1987 GOING BACK TO THE CHICAGO BULLS AND MICHAEL JORDAN AND THERE’S ONLY ONE NBA IN THE WORLD SO 600 MILLION PEOPLE STREAM THE GAMES ON STREAMING SERVICES AND HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS, CLOSE TO 1 BILLION WATCH IT ON BROADCASTERS, CCTV, SO SOME WOULD SAY THAT THE NBA HAS ACTUALLY MORE OF A PREFERENTIAL POSITION COMPARED TO DISNEY OR STARBUCKS BECAUSE YOU CAN GO TO ALTERNATIVES, BUT THERE’S MORE CONTROVERSY TODAY, BECAUSE WE HEARD FROM STEVE KERR , AND HE’S ASKED ABOUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN CHINA, AND NOW STEVE SCALISE GETTING SOME BACKLASH. LET’S BRING UP THE TWEET IF WE CAN WITH REPRESENTATIVE JIM BANKS CRITICIZING STEVE KERR, BECAUSE HE’S THE COACH OF THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS, THIS HAS LIT UP SOCIAL MEDIA. HE ACTUALLY DIDN’T EVEN WANT TO GO THERE AND SAY WHO OWES EVERYTHING TO AMERICAN SPORTS FANS AND DEFENDS THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY AT THE WHITE HOUSE SO THERE’S A VERY DIVISIVE ISSUE WITH EITHER YOU SUPPORT CHINA OR YOU DON’T SUPPORT CHINA AND YOU HAVE A LOT OF BACKLASH FROM U.S. POLITICIANS AS YOU HEARD YESTERDAY FROM MARCO RUBIO , BETO O’ROURKE, AND EVEN TED CRUZ AND THE LIKES AND IT WASN’T EVEN A FULL APOLOGIZE. THEY JUST SAID IT WAS REGRET TABLE THAT SO MANY CHINESE FANS WERE OFFENDED BY THE GM’S TWEET, BUT I THINK IN CHINA, WE ARE THE NBA AND YOU DECIDE WHAT YOUR POSITIONING IS IT’S A DIFFERENT CALCULUS FOR YOU. DAVID: ABSOLUTELY THANK YOU SUSAN. PLEASE STICK AROUND WITH US IF YOU CAN. IT’S NOT JUST THE NBA. OTHER AMERICAN COMPANIES ARE BOW ING TO CHINA AS WELL. VIDEO GAME DEVELOPER ACTIVISION BLIZZARD REMOVING A GAMER, AND BANS THE COMPANY PULLING ITS SHOE DEPICTING HONG KONG PROTESTERS AFTER FACING A CHINA BOYCOTT AND EVEN TIFFANY’S REMOVING AN AD THAT OFFENDED CHINESE CUSTOMERS, SO SHOULD THESE COMPANIES IGNORE CHINESE ATTEMPTS AT CENSORSHIP, OR IS THIS A VERY LUCRATIVE LINE THEY CAN’T AFFORD TO CROSS?>> I WISH I COULD SAY WE SHOULD IGNORE IT BUT WE’VE BEEN SEEING THIS OVER THE PAST DECADE THAT COMPANIES ARE BOWING DOWN TO CHINA. EXAMPLES YOU’VE GOT CLOTHING RETAILERS, GAP, BECAUSE OF A T-SHIRT, APPLE MOST RECENTLY REMOVED PRO-DEMOCRACY SONGS BY HONG KONG SINGERS FROM THEIR CHINESE APP STORE SO THIS IS AN ONGOING SITUATION THAT SHOWS THE COLOR GREEN PREVAILS IN FRONT OF ALL, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, ONE TWEET, DELETING A TWEET MAY NOT MEAN ANYTHING FOR US BUT THIS REALLY SETS A PRECEDENCE FOR WHAT IT MEANS FOR PUTTING YOUR OPINION ONLINE, ESPECIALLY –>> THIS IS A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION. IT IS NOT THE NBA’S JOB TO CHANGE CHINA, TO CHANGE WHAT IS AN OPPRESSIVE POLICY IN CHINA AND YES, WHEN AN EMPLOYEE JEOPARDIZES A BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP WHETHER IT’S JAMES GARNER OR ROSEANNE OR KATHY GRIFFIN THEY FEEL THE RAMIFICATIONS BUT THE NBA, IF THEY COULD MISS AN OPPORTUNITY HERE. THINK BACK TO THE 1980S WITH THE SOVIET UNION BRANDS LIKE NIKE, COCA COLA, THEY’VE POSITIONED THEMSELVES AS THE FREEDOM BRAND. AS THE INNEDS BRAND, AS THE AMERICAN BRAND. NIKE SHOULD FILL THOSE SHOES AND TELL CHINA LOOK THIS IS WHAT WE STAND FOR, TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT.>> IT’S ABSOLUTELY HYPOCRITICAL FOR THESE U.S. COMPANIES TO ACTUALLY SUPPORT KNEELING, RIGHT AND RISKING PROFITS IN THE U.S. WHILE BOWING DOWN TO CHINA IN THEIR PURSUIT TO ACTUALLY PURSUE GLOBAL GROWTH. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY HYPOCRITICAL. THEY AREN’T EVEN UPHOLDING AMERICAN VALUES. WE’VE SEEN OVER THE LAST SEVERAL DECADES, RIGHT, WITH THE EXPANSION OF GLOBAL TRADE THAT THE U.S. HAS ACTUALLY USED TRADE AS A WAY TO PROMOTE DEMOCRACY. YOU DO THAT THROUGH POLICY, AMERICAN POLICY, BUT YOU DO THAT THROUGH ENTERPRISE TRYING TO MAKE END ROADS INTO FOREIGN COUNTRIES WHILE BRINGING U.S. VALUE. THIS IS A COMPLETE, THIS IS NOT A SLAM DUNK. THIS IS A MISSED PLAY ON BEHALF OF THE NBA.>> LISTEN THEY KEEP SAYING THAT THIS IS OFFENDING THE CHINESE CONSUMERS BUT WE HAVE NO IDEA IF IT OFFENDS THE CHINESE CONSUMERS BECAUSE THEY ALL HAVE A GUN TO THEIR HEAD BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO FREE SPEECH AND AT THE END OF THE DAY THIS ISN’T OFFENDING THE CHINESE CONSUMERS. IT’S OFFENDING THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT, AND THAT IS THE BIG ISSUE HERE. THIS IS A HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR THESE COMPANIES, TO TAKE A STAND FOR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY AND SAY THAT THAT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR AND THE REALITY IS IF ENOUGH OF THEM DO THAT IT PUTS PRESSURE ON THEM. DAVID: SUSAN CAN I JUST ASK YOU A QUESTION BECAUSE THERE WAS SOME QUESTION ABOUT THE APOLOGY THAT THE NBA MADE TO THE CHINESE WHETHER IT CHANGED IN THE CHINESE VERSION. THERE WAS AN ENGLISH VERSION WHICH WAS BAD ENOUGH, AND SILVER APPARENTLY HAS TURNED THAT AROUND, BUT THE CHINESE VERSION WAS PARTICULARLY WHERE THEY USED WORDS LIKE INAPPROPRIATE FOR WHAT THIS GM HAD SAID. WHAT’S THE STORY ON THAT?>>REPORTER: SO THEY ADDED A FEW EXTRA LINES TO THAT TO SAY IT WAS REGRETTABLE AND IT SOUNDED MORE LIKE AN APOLOGY THAN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE STATEMENT THAT THE NBA ISSUED. I JUST WANT TO GET BACK TO HOW IMPORTANT THE CHINESE MARKET IS AND WHETHER OR NOT NATIONALISM DOES IMPACT U.S. BRANDS. I THINK STARBUCKS WILL TELL YOU THAT IT DOES, AS WALMART THEY’VE EXPERIENCED THIS, AND STARBUCKS USED TO HAVE A CAFE IN THE FORBIDDEN CITY WHICH WAS THE IMPERIAL PALACE? SO THAT WAS REMOVED AFTER CONTROVERSY WITH A BROADCASTER SAYING WHY SHOULD WE HAVE AN AMERICAN COMPANY BASICALLY IN OUR REPRESENTATIVE OF WHERE THE EMPEROR USED TO LIVE AND SO THAT WAS REMOVED AND PEOPLE ACTUALLY STARTED BOYCOTTING STARBUCKS AS WELL.>> JONATHAN, I WANT TO QUICKLY –>> I WANT TO ASK QUICKLY COULD THE CHINESE PEOPLE THEMSELVES COULD THE GOVERNMENT SEE ANY BLOWBACK FROM THE FACT THAT LOOK THE NBA IS EXTREMELY POPULAR IN CHINA. COULD THE GOVERNMENT ITSELF GET BLOWBACK FROM THE FACT THESE GAMES ALL OF A SUDDEN AREN’T AVAILABLE ANY MORE?>> THERE ARE ALWAYS ALTERNATIVE S HOWEVER AS I MENTIONED THERE’S ONLY ONE NBA SO IN SOME WAYS THERE’S BEEN A VERY SMART STRATEGIC DECISION FROM THE NBA TO GET IN EARLY INTO THIS MARKET, SO IT’S MOST WATCHED SPORTS LEAGUE IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY, AND IT’S NOT JUST TV. LOOK AT THOSE PARAPHERNALIA. NIKE DOES 20% OF THEIR SALES IN THAT COUNTRY AND WE ALSO HAVE PLAYERS WITH SHOES AND JERSEYS THEY SELL A LOT OF THEM IN CHINA AS WELL, SO AS I MENTIONED TO YOU THE NBA IS DECIDING RIGHT NOW DOES CHINA NEED THEM MORE OR DO THEY NEED CHINA?>> THEY ALSO SET A PRECEDENCE FOR BUSINESS THOUGH GUYS. YOU HAVE TO REALIZE IF YOU’RE A BUSINESS DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA THIS IS NOT THE ONLY TIME THIS POPS UP. THIS IS GOING TO BE A CONTINUAL ISSUE SO I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR BUSINESSES IF THEY ARE GOING TO TRY AND BE A PART OF THIS MARKET TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS WHAT THEY’RE DEALING WITH. THEY ARE DEALING WITH CENSORSHIP AND IT’S NOT GOING TO REAR ITS HEAD ONCE.>> SO THIS AS WELL, CAROL, AS THE OWNER OF THE BROOKLYN NETS BROUGHT UP BY THE WAY, IN ONE OF HIS FACEBOOK POSTS, HE SAYS LOOK , MEMORIES ARE LONG THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT TO THIS, CHINA HAS GONE THROUGH 120 YEARS OF BEING INVADED BY EUROPEAN POWERS IN FACT HONG KONG WAS DIVIDED UP DURING THE OPIUM WARS AND WHAT ABOUT THE JAPANESE INVASION DURING WORLD WAR II NOW THAT THEY HAVE ECONOMIC SOME WOULD SAY POWER, MILITARY POWER, THEY FEEL THAT THIS IS THEIR TIME TO FINALLY STAND UP FOR SOMETHING AND MEMORIES ARE LONG AND THEY ARE VERY COGNIZANT OF FOREIGN POWERS TO TRY TO TELL THEM WHAT TO DO.>> JONATHAN I WANT TO GO BACK TO YOUR EARLIER COMMENT. I’M CONFUSED ARE YOU STATING COMPANIES SHOULD BE TAKING A STAND BUT INDIVIDUALS THAT WORK FOR THESE COMPANIES SHOULD NOT BE SAYING ANYTHING?>> I THINK IT’S A MISSED OPPORTUNITY CHRISTINA BACK IN THE 1980S A LOT OF THE AMERICAN COMPANIES POSITION THEMSELVES ALIGN THEMSELVES WITH AMERICAN VALUES LIKE FREEDOM OF SPEECH ESPECIALLY IN CONTRAST TO THE SOVIET UNION SO IT’S A BUSINESS DECISION, AND BUSINESSES HAVE TO MAKE DECISIONS BUT ANOTHER BUSINESS DECISION WOULD BE TO EMBRACE THOSE VALUES. DAVID: BUT JONATHAN ON THE OTHER HAND DO YOU REMEMBER ARM & HAMMER? THE COMPANY WAS NAMED AFTER A MAN NAMED ARM & HAMMER WHO USED TO DEAL WITH LENNON AND THE SOVIET UNION SO THERE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN EXAMPLES OF CAPITALIST COMPROMISING IN ORDER TO GET INTO CERTAIN MARKETS.>> DAVID WHILE THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY AND DOES THE NBA TAKE THE MONEY IN PURSUIT OF A BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP OR STAND UP FOR THE FREE SPEECH VALUES OF ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF THEIR TEAM DAVID: AT LEAST THEY PULLED THAT ORIGINAL APOLOGY AND IT SEEMS LIKE SILVER IS NOW

100 thoughts on “China halts broadcast of NBA games over pro-Hong Kong protest tweet

  1. You are wrong! It hurts Chinese people's feeling badly, each one of them. A group of outsiders broke into a beautiful, but vulnerable home a hundred years ago, beaten them, robbed them, and forced them to give up the right of their child. They successfully raised this child by educating him that his mother is a mean and evil one. They tried their best to erase the memory of this poor kid. A few generations later, they have to return the kid back to his home by the agreement they made. After the pain and humiliation for a hundred years, this mother is trying her best to respect this poor kid's feeling and agree to treat him not like her brothers and sister by giving him the extremely freedom to take care himself. But, the hate in his brain has been a hundred years long, which is never easy to go away. He still think the outsider is his dear mother. This mother is so heart broken! But she is still trying her best to be patient with him. Because, he is her lost son for so long. Her love to him is too deep! However, she can tolerant her own son be reckless. But, she dose not allow any other outsiders to point finger at her and claim that this kid should leave his real home AGAIN and keep hating his mother and families. I hope you understand the story. You don't judge when you don't understand the history and culture of a 5000 year old country, a venerable home but not vulnerable any more…

  2. Many people cannot discern spreading US values through peaceful and instigating movements. I will support 100% if NBA spreads good value through peaceful acts and messages. But in this case, it's classified as instigating. Sad.

  3. Thank you Adam Silver for making things more difficult for our president to handle negotiations. Adam Silver is trash!

  4. I'm glad the NBA is involved in a contract or labor dispute or political dispute because the NBA of all our professional leagues is the most moral and it's been the most sensitive to being morally and politically correct I trust the commissioner mr. Silverman and the other NBA owners GM's a professional athletes who do know right from wrong who do know what it is to be American and represent America will be able to shed some light on the situation because China does not want any part of a war with the United States of America you're better off trying to spy subvert or bribe your way in because China you will get your nation destroyed Beyond Your Wildest beliefs it will have to be a Slaughter of biblical proportions

  5. When you say Hong Kong is fighting for freedom, please spend more time on this 4 months event to learn more the whole story. It is not fight for freedom, Hong Kong is freedom area, that is why 2 system 1 country. These protests are fighting for separating Hong Kong from China, setup their own government. They are destroying the city, using mask to act crime.

  6. The purpose of the ban is not to stop people from watching the NBA, its to stop the NBA from taking money from the Chinese economy.

  7. That lady was right about the guns to the Chinese people's heads and that man is right Americans should always take the opportunity to stand for America and American values it is more important to show the world we the people are indivisible

  8. i think these compere are funny,because of anyone can support freedom,kobe can support freedom,James can support freedom,Jordan
    can support Freedom。China wont do anything about people support freedom。But Morey not just support freedom,he also support the insurrectionist in Hongkong。It means Morey do not think hongkong is not a part of China。Even Trump got no ball to say that hongkong is not a part of China,but that stuip Morey think he can say whatever he want。Just like the former owner of la cliiper,he is free to say anything,but he should not say something bad about Magic Johnson。And the ending is Nba force him to sell the team。Because of all the best player in NBA are black people,when a white guy say something bad to a black people,that‘s race。If all the black people reject to play basketball in NBA,then who will watch NBA?so I think Nba have double standard。that sucks

  9. It's pretty weird to me that, in a world of freedom, people are only allowed to have opinion against China, if any one in anyway show support to China, then it is "bow to the censorship", has anyone free right to support China? No? This is so called freedom of speech, where the only voice allowed is to be against China?

  10. The African American guy must be suffering from stockholm syndrome. Quote Martin Luther King.. The white man makes you hate yourself and your own people

  11. We had no free speech??????WHAT a joke! You guys really don't understand us holding different values and without any respect.

  12. Pro-Police in HK posts on facebooks are also deleted under the guidelines of freedom speech. It’s alright I don’t see any issue with it.

  13. The NBA needs to get the hell out of China, they are the Chinese Communist Party for a reason. We keep trying to give them more and more power, taking their fake money over the people. Every company that fails to get out of China and come back home deserve every single penny they lose in sales when the CCP steals all their technology and copy it then kick them to the curb. Thats what they have been doing for the past 40 years you bunch of greedy idiots.

  14. DEAR FOX BUSINESS. Please EDUCATE you STUPID VIEWERS about MARKETING 101 rules.

    NEVER EVER offend, vilify, condemn, badmouthing YOUR BOSSES, CUSTOMERS, FANS, Investors or Benefactors if you really want REPEAT BUSINESSES with TONS of PROFITS.

    LEARN from TRUMP. He won't fuss about Mr. Kashoggi case or lecturing the SAUDIS about human rights and make them upset because
    He loves money and Saudis buy billions dollar of US made weapons.

    Look the other ways folk…….please look the other way……………..

  15. There is ban on tweets in China. Business are ban by Ccp not by the fan. Trust me, the ban of NBA will just increase the resentment from the Chinese fan who are so sick of the current government

  16. So all NBA players put the ball in the basket? It's goodwill putting balls in the basket's?🤔.

    NBA hot many ball's and basket's.

  17. Western sports like the NBA are a multicultural social engineering program. The fat stupid chicken wing eating westerner is the target. China is best to boycott this social poison.

  18. Western sports like the NBA are a multicultural social engineering program. The fat stupid chicken wing eating westerner is the target. China is best to boycott this social poison.

  19. American so proud of Democracy, but it may not for every countries. I'm sorry say sometimes democracy is a disaster to some countries

  20. I so love this. ONE person (GM Houston Rockets) makes comment supporting Hong Kong. NBA leadership rushes in, apologizes to China.. has Houston Rockets GM cave and apologize. China responds by banning NBA. Thank you creators of South Park.

  21. Company A do business with Company B, and A make billions of dollars each year  from B.

    One day Employee X from B claims that he has been treated unfairly, and destroys B's office and hurts the security guards of B. 

    At this time, A tweet: Fight for freedom, stand with X.
    B respond: Your speech has hurt our feelings and cooperation. Please explain and apologize.
    And A: This is my freedom of speech. I don't think I have done anything wrong. But you cannot prevent me from making money from you, otherwise you are too narrow-minded and disrespect the freedom of speech.

  22. "Freedom of expression" as defined in America:
    Daryl Morey: "I support Hong Kong."
    Americans: "Hell yeah freedom of speech!"
    James Harden: "I support and love China."
    Americans: "You can't say that."

  23. Ok, I guess a marjority of Americans have no idea what'd happened in Hong Kong or where is Hong Kong exactly. It is really stupid to make a generalization before you figures out the real story.

  24. Let's stop apologizing for our beliefs. Who cares what China thinks and if someone says people in Hong Kong should have the right to protest then that's okay. At some point the World needs to develop thicker skin and not let words affect them as much as they apparently do now. These aren't real issues people!

  25. Now some teams from Burkina Faso or Trinidad Tobago they will got the Chinese sponsorship Say bey bye to USA. Seems they don’t need the money

  26. I don't watch any sports as it is a waste of time and does not matter; so screw foot ball, and base ball and basket weaving. Who cares? China cares and thinks sports are important. Chinese basket weaving how manly. Beijing basket boys. Boy , do what Master china tells you, boy. China's yo masta, boy.

  27. You are free to say what you like to say, but you aren’t free from the consequences of what you’ve said.
    In short, don’t bite the hand that feeds you, period.

  28. Now I believe all CEOs in USA are worrying. If one of the employees in their companies tweets something that China dislikes, the whole companies will lose money. Freedom of speech? You are kidding me.

  29. It is getting so ridiculous. An employee of a company offend a customer with his inappropriate words. The customer decide not to buy anything from this company. Now some people said the customer is bullying the employee and the company by not buying their things. Who is bullying who?

  30. Should we ask all the companies who do business in China take a stand on this Hong Kong movement? They should all pull out of China

  31. Carol Roth talks like she knows Chinese public opinion about this NBA issue. She just assumes average Chinese are empty-headed idiots who know nothing or react nothing about Morey’s tweets. The fact is millions Chinese people are outrageous about what Morey says and how NBA react. I know for sure these arrogant and condescending people actually don’t give a fxxk about what Chinese people’s real opinions are. PLEASE don’t fxxking act like you know it.

  32. What is American value ?? meddling into other country internal affair …Yankee just mind your own business because you have more problems in your country than other had…

  33. You have the freedom to speak your mind, but it doesn't mean I am going to like you afterward nor care to do business with you thereafter. F*&k off little girls, you won't be airing your NBA games on our network anymore.

  34. Evidently the NBA stupidly doesn’t realize the aspect of the governing rule in China.
    What if they stop making nba clothes, shoes!

  35. Where are all the self righteous "elite" NBA players that spoke out about human rights in US but when it is China bullying HK they are no where to be found….where is loudmouth Lebron? Hurting your purse string huh?

  36. its not only the color red of communism that censors people, i just realized that the color green of money also censors too.

  37. I want to hear comments from all the rich, hot shot ballers on this.
    *crickets*. Yeaaaaahh….
    They know who their daddies are.

  38. It is stupid to make any comment on the protest without first understanding of the true nature of it. The protest is not about the freedom based upon human right, but freedom to extreme individualism.

  39. I do business with you, but I announced to all my friends on Twitter that I tickled your mother last night. You are not happy and very angry. so You decide to use your business power to announce that you will no longer cooperate with me. I claim that these are two different things. You can't suppress my freedom of speech and thought. I want to defend my right to freedom. My friends told me. "You can't bow to money," or "you can't bow to dictators." “ We are open and free". you resist me, you are evil. LOL

  40. NBA is a cowardly organizations.i am sorry mr Chinese dirty dictator.boycott all NBA in America.let them cowardly people go live in china

  41. Oh no the $$$$$$$$$ NBA is going to loose. ……. wait till all this Liberal go begging the Communist to take them back!!!

  42. you have the freedom to express yourself, Chinese have the freedom to defend themselves by backlashing. There is one NBA, but at the same time there is only one China

  43. Yes, it do offend Chinese, how will American like if Chinese support activist throwing petrol bombs at government building in America? It sensitive time, US been attacking China Chinese, like blacklist Chinese companies, restriction of Chinese visa entry. Each time before trade talk US will hit out at China, US never sincere at reaching out any deal with China. China have every right to react and stand up to such bullying.

    I do agreement everyone have freedom of speech, but public figure should be more cautious of their words. Saying support for protest in HK = supporting rioters burn building and attack law enforcement officer, such notion meaning support of terrorism activities? Well if that happening in US American will call these rioters terrorist!

    Same as when Trump made public speech about massacre all North Korean, yes I do believe he have the intention to wage war.

    Thus freedom of speech don't mean one can say what they like, and there consequences.

  44. The problem with all these US media. They get people without a grasp of issues and let them blare their stupidity and insensitivilty . And keep talking about free speech without acknowledging there are limits .. Someone says he should redefine 9-11 incident to that of work by freedom fighters. Yes its offensive and disrespect. Buts its freespeech still.

  45. take away the NBA from China and take away all American influence in china and watch China fall. lol They need us more than we need them period. The NBA changed the world ! Older than china , the game of basketball .

  46. All know NBA needs CN. CN well done. Am Chinese. No apology, No business! HK is part of CN like child of a family. If a man said your son not belonging to you, how is your feeling?!

  47. The reason why sports and even e-sports can develop in the world is that he is a movement away from politics. After the development of sports and e-sports in a politically neutral position, attempts were made to use the traffic and audience of the platform to promote their political views, which must not be allowed. If we do not resolutely stop this kind of behavior, everyone will talk about politics in sports or e-sports platform in the future, which essentially hurts the foundation of sports and even e-sports. Morey took full advantage of the NBA's identity and popularity. If you are not the general manager of the Rockets, I will not pay attention to your Twitter, I will not know who you are, what you like to say. The reason I care about you is because I like the Houston Rockets, I like the NBA, I am a sports fan to pay attention to the general manager of my favorite team. You use the popularity and influence of the NBA and basketball sports to promote your political views and hope to achieve your personal goals.

    So what is the purpose of Morey? He is likely to be planning to go to politics, thus making full use of his identity and influence in the field of basketball. Morey and the NBA and a large number of politicians, under the banner of freedom of speech, have used sports that are supposed to be neutral and far from politics. It has destroyed the achievements and social image of the NBA's efforts for generations in the past 20 years.

    If this matter can be tolerated, all kinds of sports can not continue to survive, today is the NBA, tomorrow may be football, the day after tomorrow may be other games. Everyone in the sports event went to play political banners. At the 72nd Munich Olympic Games, 11 Israeli athletes were killed. This is the most shameful page in the history of the Olympics and even in the history of mankind. What is the purpose of terrorists? Of course, it is to express political appeals. You are allowed to talk about politics today. Tomorrow is to play banners. The day after tomorrow, people who play A-banners and B-banners on the game scene are jealous of each other and even become violent conflicts. By then, there will be no more sports events in the world to watch.

  48. Remember, America FIRST. Don't ask or expect money from China. Afterall they earn, what is it? $1.90 a day? They can't afford NBA tickets or even buy US grain. China is so soo poor. Why are Americans looking at China? Americans are rich. They can afford tents Chinese have to save a year to buy.

  49. I wish corporations would stand up more to the American Values and not BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN CHINESE MONEY… HONGKONG PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING…!!! JUST SHOWS MONEY CAN BUY EVERYTHING INCLUDING THESE GREEDY CORPOATIONS SOULS!!! SOULESS BLOODSUCKING LEECHES!

  50. As an average guy, am I suppose to give a pooh about this? I am not sure why I care any at all about this. Actually if the nba ceases to exist I can't really think of why I would care or be affected..

  51. Those illegal protestors in Hong Kong are not protestors! !!!!!! But domestic terrorist rioting terrorising the city and burning it down with molotov cocktail bombs.

  52. SJW's complain about how CEO's make so much more than their workers yet you hardly hear them complain about how much Le Bron James makes compared to the concession stand workers.

  53. These people never understand the situation and still think it's the matter of so-called freedom of expression. You are supporting the SEPARATISM of the country, understand? idiots. All they talk about is NBA's revenue. No respect in the slightest. Pathetic!

  54. Listen up America. Your problem is you only respected Chinese money and never respected the Chinese people. We will not accept your arrogance and stupidity.

  55. Americans have freedom of speech Chinese have freedom of not spending money on a racist league who support riots and violence

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