Rockets GM supports Hong Kong - job is now in jeopardy

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  1. IvanTheTerrible

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    SAS really made an ass out of himself today.
     
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  2. Prospector

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  4. Why?Pokes

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    His father was executed by political militants for being a university professor during the Lebanese Civil War.

    God forbid he decides to wait to speak on the issue when someone shoves a microphone in his face while it’s unfolding.
     
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  5. MG2

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    Yesterday wasn't any better
     
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  6. blotter

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    A distraught Houston Rockets fan has been arrested in Jilin province after posting an image of himself preparing to burn a Chinese flag.

    The 25-year-old man, surnamed Wang, posted the photo onto Weibo. It shows him wearing a James Harden jersey, a black face mask, hat, and an eyepatch over his right eye while holding a smile Chinese flag in one hand and a lighter in the other.

    Wang captioned the post: “I live and die with my team” and “Come and catch me.”

    At 2:52 am on Monday morning, police in the city of Liaoyuan announced that he had been arrested for insulting China’s national flag.

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  7. RSK

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    China is Lebron going to miami level Cleveland mad over a single Morey tweet

     
  8. DeToxRox

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  9. Jack Parkman

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    And that’s in philly? Fuck that
     
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  10. JohnLocke

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    China owns us
     
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  12. zeberdee

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  13. Les Mocho

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  14. zeberdee

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    my buddy works at the Wells Fargo Center and he said the NBA made the call it had nothing to do with them.
     
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  15. Jack Parkman

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    Can somebody give me cliff notes on the business relationship between the NBA and China
     
  16. Tobias

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    basically the nba does a lot of business in and with china
     
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  17. Mix

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    They are just Streisand Effecting themselves so hard with all of this. No one cares about the sign but now everyone knows you made a big deal out of it.
     
  18. blotter

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    Cliffs in gif form to save us all time






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  19. JohnnyChimpo

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    hope these signs are all over NBA stadiums soon
     
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  20. Lyrtch

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    combination of Yao Ming making basketball incredibly popular and Chinas continued rise among global economic powers made for a beautiful stew for the NBA to align with them starting 15 years ago to make endless money
     
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  21. Prospector

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    fuck that bullshit
     
  22. Jack Parkman

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    I was really looking forward to hearing Steve Kerr talk about this. I find he’s much better at articulating political and social issues than just about every coach in sports

    When he basically plead the fifth on this it was obvious the league offices must have put the gag order in place

    Sad and surprising but i wasn’t aware just how much the NBA was in bed with China
     
  23. Prospector

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    so why were they kicked out?
     
  24. Les Mocho

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    ....Because China said so
     
  25. leroi

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    This situation will only get worse for the NBA. Attempting to keep both sides happy is not going to be possible, and I think Xi Jinping likes soccer better anyway.
     
  26. Det. Frank Bullitt

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  27. Fusiontegra

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  28. zeberdee

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    why Winnie the Pooh?
     
  29. AlternativeFactsRule

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    Xi hates it when people say he looks like Winnie the Pooh
     
  30. zeberdee

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    lol I just looked up the Pooh stuff, they can't even have him in the Disneyland in Shanghai.
     
  31. harvey birdman

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    The NBA will likely have to take the loss on this one. Interested to see how it will affect the salary cap.
     
  32. laxjoe

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  33. Gallant Knight

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    No chance
     
  34. JohnnyChimpo

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  35. Jack Parkman

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    Yeah I’m understanding now why espn is ignoring this
     
  36. afb

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    They have 2 Winnie the Pooh attractions there
     
  37. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
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    This is amazing
     
  38. zeberdee

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    :idk: saw an article from the Independent. they're normally pretty reliable I guess it was fake news.
     
  39. afb

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    Maybe they were talking about meet and greet character but I’m not sure about that
     
  40. Mister Me Too

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  41. Aaron Hernandez

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    just listening to a clip from Adam Silvers press conference and not nearly as impressed as others. “We regret causing disharmony in peoples lives” sounds like he parroting PRC rhetoric.
     
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  42. leroi

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    Disney owns 80% of ESPN. Disney has big ambitions in China. Not a difficult puzzle to put together.
     
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  43. Prospector

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    he is
     
  44. electronic

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    Hell, even The Athletic is punting on this story, and have disabled comments on all NBA/China stories. It’s bizarre.
     
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  45. Mister Me Too

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    The NBA/ESPN have a partnership to broadcast games on China state TV that will net the NBA $1.5B over ten years, not sure how much ESPN’s cut is for but I’m sure it’s significant enough to buy their obedience.
     
  46. rodmansrage

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    p12 has a media deal with alibaba, cool to see p12 presidents standing with china for a shitty tv 'deal.'

    embarrassing.
     
  47. TC

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  48. Les Mocho

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    Similar-ish, Blizzard the computer game company pulled money/support for a pro gamer after they supported Hong Kong

     
  49. Larry Sura

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    This is such a nuanced situation. I hope everyone takes the time to consider all perspectives before speaking and potentially hurting feelings.