Rockets GM supports Hong Kong - job is now in jeopardy

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  1. JohnLocke

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  2. Joe_Pesci

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    I'm sad I missed the talk about how Morey was being political by saying something about Hong Kong but kowtowing to the Chinese government's position on free speech is just business and therefore not political
     
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  3. ZeroPointZero

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    things are only considered political if they upset conservatives and closet conservatives
     
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  5. leroi

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    "Harmonious society" is literally cpc propaganda

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmonious_Society
     
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  6. joey jo-jo jr shabadoo

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    tbf china is probably more harmonious now that their peoples are no longer subjected to houston rockets basketball games
     
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  7. southlick

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  8. southlick

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  9. Luka

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    China owns America, just not the NBA or Disney
     
  10. Luka

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    Sometimes you have to know when to bend the knee and take it like a champ

    tweets and debating on the internet or on TV isn’t going to change 70 years of communism when you are thousands of miles away
     
  11. Aaron Hernandez

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    That’s pretty deep you should tweet that out.
     
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  12. DeToxRox

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  13. DeToxRox

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  14. southlick

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    Oh know :meh:
     
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  15. southlick

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  16. Larry Sura

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    This will get worse before it gets better. I didn’t follow the MLS sign situation that much, but this seems like it will be bigger.
     
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  17. afb

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    nothing like that sweet sweet anthem playing in the background to really just Arrested Development this whole thing
     
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  18. The Banks

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    This is way bigger than the MLS sign thing. This is the NBA and this is the US and China.
     
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    what the hell was the MLS sign situation?
     
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  20. MODEVIL

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  21. DirtBall

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    I’m assuming the “iron front” ban????
     
  22. bwi2

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    supporter groups, in particular the Timbers’, were integrating anti-facist logos into their own Rico’s/logos. MLS banned the displays as political.
     
  23. southlick

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  24. BP

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    Damm between this and the current political situation, we're pretty fucked as a country going forward.
     
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  25. ShuPoor

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  26. DeToxRox

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  27. Mix

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    So you don't want to take a stance on concentration camps?

    That guy was awesome.
     
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  28. BWC

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    Now that's how you kowtow
     
  29. ShuPoor

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    Being pro concentration camp is now a mainstream position in America
     
  30. Tobias

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  31. Lyrtch

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    *instantly confirms the reporters question*
     
  32. marcus

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    Jesus Christ.
     
  33. Luka

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    That has always been a NBA policy with regards to signs
     
  34. ShuPoor

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    Gonna try this in a second thread now huh
     
  35. Luka

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  36. Aaron Hernandez

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    The NBA keeps desperately presenting this like it’s a controversial political issue, when it actually seems like one of the more straight forward political issues with both sides of the aisle pretty clear eyed on what’s happening.
     
  37. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    Has Kerr or Pop said anything about HK/China current events or specifically about the current NBA/Morey situation?
     
  38. duc15

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    kerr did and chickened out with his comments
     
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  39. IvanTheTerrible

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    I'm highly curious what exactly he should say at this point.
     
  40. devine

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    I think it’s a weak look to be as outspoken as he is politically but then to shy away from this
     
  41. IvanTheTerrible

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    I can agree with that statement. Granted I think a certain political wing is using that as a shell to say "Those things in america aren't actually happening". With that being said, I think this entire USA/China/HK situation is a slippery slope that a number of public figures/US companies want to avoid.
     
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  42. Lyrtch

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    i mostly agree, mainly because this is related to the NBA

    but expecting political takes on demand from coaches/players is a weird road to go down

    especially because many are hitting them after spending years telling them to shut up about politics
     
  43. zeberdee

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    his job may literally be on the line in this instance.

    while I wish he would be more forthcoming, I have a hard time being mad at a guy for not wanting to put his job on the line.
     
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  44. devine

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    I don’t think it’s weird to expect the most outspoken political figure in basketball to give a take on the biggest political issue to ever face the NBA. And now that it’s a little less convenient for Kerr to speak out, he doesn’t want to. I think that’s pretty lame
     
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  45. Lyrtch

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    like zeberdee said, he might literally kill his job and career if he says what he thinks in this instance, holding private individuals to that standard is rough
     
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  46. devine

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    The rockets GM still has his job and has publicly been backed by the commissioner of the nba
     
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  47. Goose

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    Not everyone needs to share their opinion publicly. He’s a basketball coach not a politician
     
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  48. devine

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    Thanks
     
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  49. Luka

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    ..... for now .....
     
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