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Woke NBA groveling for China

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Alma, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. garrow

    garrow Well-Known Member

  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    China is gonna do what it's gonna do. The issue here is what are AMERICANS gonna do. Compromising or even opposing bedrock democratic ideas for the sake of profit is a betrayal of OUR values and OUR country, not theirs. The NBA and other American profit-seeking entities are the ones who should be shamed here.
  3. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Well, first, when you use the words “we apologize, we love China” you’re openly supportive of China regardless of how uniformed you are on the subject. If he’s clueless on the matter, whatever. He said what he said and it’s still the worst thing said so far.
    cyclingwriter2 likes this.
  4. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

  5. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    I'm kind of over the tsk-tsking from people like Dan Wolken, who is about as sanctimonious as it gets on Twitter, about ESPN's coverage of this. ESPN isn't going to cover it. ESPN has a fuck ton invested in the NBA and ESPN stopped being a serious journalistic entity some time ago. What the hell do people expect?

    By the way, don't take this as a "there aren't talented journalists as ESPN" take. It's not. But they're not going to let those journalists dig deep and do dirty work on a subject that might cost them billions of dollars down the road.
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  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    As I write this, the Lakers and Nets in China are being cucked. They have been told not to say a word and they are not saying a word. If they want to shut up and dance for the Chinese overlords, have at it. But I don't want to hear their views on anything from now on
    BitterYoungMatador2 likes this.
  7. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    If American bidnessmen gave an ounce of a shit about any of these things they don’t intertwine their companies with Chinese labor three decades ago. This has always been hidden slavery. Problem is it’s becoming not so hidden. Good news for them is your average American doesn’t care.
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  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

  9. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    The NBA is just digging itself in deeper. All beat reporters are going to start asking questions like this of players on their teams and some of them are going to get answers. Then what does the league do? Some enterprising mayor of a city is going to re-examine the NBA franchise's stadium lease and grandstand about China and free speech in a most unpleasant manner. Season ticket holders are going to imitate those Lyon soccer fans and make very visible pro-Tibet, pro-Uighur, pro-Hong Kong displays suitable for worldwide virality. Take the L, say, "we're Americans and we do things the American way where you're free to speak your mind" and move on.
  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Are they going to take politics completely off the table, or just foreign relations? The next police shooting, the next Trayvon Martin, the next Donald Sterling? Are the players who are so passionate about civil rights, so intelligent and conversant about politics and current events going to be silenced? And when the collective bargaining agreement negotiations begins, which for the players is often framed in terms of civil rights and oppression, will they have lost the media moral high ground?
  11. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    The nba doesn't seem to have a questioning media. When they tell ESPN to jump, ESPN asks how high?
  12. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Of course not. The “E” in ESPN doesn’t stand for “journalism.”
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