Skip to comments.NBA Distances Itself from Hong Kong Protesters [semi-satire]
Posted on 10/12/2019 10:04:05 AM PDT by 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 government of China are substantial and we will do whatever that government requires to atone for the offense created by Mr. Moreys tweet.
The initial acts of atonement so far have included an apology from Morey and the deletion of his tweet, an enforced gag rule forbidding players and managers from expressing any opinions regarding the Chinese Governments oppression of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, and efforts to refocus attention on the despicable history of the United States.
An opening salvo of the refocus effort came from the mouth of Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr. The Coach said he was proud to boycott the invitations from Trump for my team to visit the White House for a celebration of our championships. We cannot allow this tyrant to ride the coattails of our greatness. Especially considering all the human rights abuses committed by Donald Trump and his minions since he stole the presidency from Hillary Clinton.
Kerr rebuffed queries from the media regarding Chinas concentration camps for dissenters, saying it would be unfair for me to comment without being fully informed. I hear people say that millions have died under the policies of Mao, but I have no personal knowledge of these claimed atrocities. On the other hand, the Chinese Government has freely allowed their citizens to play and watch basketball. These positive developments should not be endangered by errant comments.
Even worse, the recent action of the Trump Administration making the freedom of two million persecuted Muslims a condition for improved economic trade with China unnecessarily complicates the better business relationship the NBA is trying to accomplish, Kerr added. To me, Trump is clearly the bigger threat to a better world.
In related news, the NBAs Portland Trail Blazers announced they are terminating a commercial partnership with Leupolda manufacturer of a variety of scopes, binoculars and rangefindersbecause the company also sells its products to the Israeli Defense Forces. Omar Streicher, spokesman for team, said when it was brought to our attention that rifle scopes manufactured by Leupold were aiding the illegal occupation of Palestine by Israel, severing the partnership became a no brainer.
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Well the NBA stands for concentration camps, forced abortions, religious suppression and freedom of speech.
Another reason to ignore the existence of the National BACKSTABBER’S Association.
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