The National Basketball Association (playing the role of Judas), in their zeal to reap massive cash infusions (30 pieces of silver) from the Peoples Republic of China, decided to pull a Trumpian overture to the Authoritarian-Communist nation by apologizing for Houston Rocket’s General Manager Daryl Morey’s tweet supporting the Democratic protestors in Hong Kong.
Fortunately, the American Political Class universally condemned the N.B.A.’s actions of catering to a nation with a history of censorship and human repression for financial gain.
The N.B.A. should issue a statement supporting the Democratic protestors in Hong Kong.
They are a sports organization created and based in the United States and they should be obligated to convey the American values of freedom, democracy, and treating everyone with decency.
Making money should not matter more to an American Company created in the freedom of free enterprise in an open society than promoting decency and universal human values.
If the N.B.A. does not remedy the situation, fans should let their executives know that support for their position will be met with protests that may hurt their domestic bottom line.
That is a language that they have demonstrated they understand.
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