Skip to comments.Adam Silver: NBA Lost ‘Hundreds of Millions’ of Dollars Due to China TV Blackout
Posted on 06/04/2022 9:54:03 AM PDT by nickcarraway
NBA commissioner Adam Silver told reporters this week that China’s response to former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey expressing his support for anti-government Hong Kong protesters in 2019 cost the league hundreds of millions of dollars.
Morey, who is now general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, tweeted in October 2019 an image that read, “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.” Morey would later delete the tweet and explain that he did not intend to offend Rockets fans or his friends in China. Demonstrators were protesting against China’s control of Hong Kong at the time.
China first pulled games from CCTV shortly after Morey’s comments, but the NBA returned to Chinese televisions in March. Silver said the NBA lost “hundreds of millions” of dollars because of the 18-month blackout, but he also highlighted the league’s commitment to free speech for players, coaches and executives.
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My eyes are dry.
Excellent news in my opinion.
Weird how he brings this up on the anniversary of Tiananmen Square.
Couldn’t care less what happens to the NBA .
NBA should pull out from China and stop airing games there. After all, they support BLM. Chinese lives matter. Uyghur lives matter.
Good...take the NFL and MLB with you.
As if that’s a bad thing.
Mine are too. I misread it as "The NRA lost millions of dollars due to China blackout."
I thought what the . . . ?
...former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey... tweeted in October 2019 an image that read, “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.” Morey would later delete the tweet and explain that he did not intend to offend Rockets fans or his friends in China... the NBA returned to Chinese televisions in March. Silver... also highlighted the league’s commitment to free speech for players, coaches and executives.
IOW, at least one of them is a mealy-mouthed liar.
Maybe LeBron will “give back” some of his billions and bail out the NBA. Yeah. Right.
Tom Cruise gave the middle finger to China with the Taiwan flag on his jacket and see how well he did.
Good news story of the day.
NBA is boring! “Plummer Ball”. Unwatchable
They should lose 100’s of 1,000,000 more just for being woke
More profit potential from China, that’s the NBA’s desire. After all is said and done, that’s the direction they’ll take.
China waited until Biden was in office...
The passion is no longer there. The athletes are millionaires so what's in it for them?
MJ, Bird and Magic all used to love the game so the passion was there.
I'll rather watch a random game in a high school gym. High school kids are far more motivated to play and it's a lot more fun to watch, IMHO.
If ignoring China’s policy of enslaving and killing minorities, is your path to making Billions of dollars, then your priorities are corrupt.
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