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Oct 08 2019

NBA Sides With ChiComs vs Hong Kong Protesters

The NBA boldly stands against oppression — when oppression means asking male perverts to stay out of the ladies’ room:

Under [NBA Commissioner Adam] Silver’s leadership the NBA pulled the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina over a law restricting bathroom use for transgender people…

“I think in this day and age, you really do have to stand for something,” Silver said.

It’s easier to stand up to decent people in North Carolina than to communist tyrants in China:

Houston Rockets general manager, Daryl Morey, issued a tweet in support of pro-democracy protesters in China.

“Fight for Freedom. Stand With Hong Kong,” the image tweeted from Morey’s account read.

Morey deleted the tweet within minutes—but it touched off nothing less than an international incident. According to the Journal’s NBA correspondent, Ben Cohen, Chinese sponsors have yanked their support of the Rockets, broadcasters have declared they won’t air Rockets games, and the Chinese Basketball Association has pulled its ties with the club.

The Rockets have a lot of followers in China because Chinese star Yao Ming used to play for them.

The league’s initial response to the situation was theatrically cautious—a statement in which it didn’t apologize for Morey’s tweet, but acknowledged the offense it caused, and underscored its “great respect for the history and culture of China.”

At least, in attempt to have his cake and eat it too, Silver stated that the NBA would continue to “support freedom of expression and certainly freedom of expression of the NBA community.” Yahoo! Sports is spinning this as evidence that Silver “stands firm” against the ChiCommies. Meanwhile, the NBA issued a Chinese language statement that it is “deeply disappointed by the inappropriate remarks” of Daryl Morey.

Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta was even more craven, explicitly shouting that Morey “does NOT speak for the Houston Rockets.” For his part, Morey whimpers that he did not mean to cause offense. Rockets star James Harden bleats, “We apologize. We love China.”

The Hong Kong protesters vs the ChiComs is the starkest example of good trying to fight off evil since the Battle of Britain. We know which side the NBA is on.

Silver is the thought cop who threw Clippers owner Donald Sterling out of the league for having made private remarks that were denounced as racist. Given his totalitarian inclinations, it’s no wonder he sides with the communist regime against pro-democracy protesters.

On tips from Varla, Tater, and Bluto. Hat tip: Independent Sentinel.




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