According to a report from ESPN, the Brooklyn Nets, owned by Chinese billionaire friend of the regime Joseph Tsai, tried to ban former Houston Rockets manager Daryl Morey after Morey tweeted in support of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. .
The incident proves that the NBA has a serious democracy problem with its continued bowing to the oppressive Chinese communist regime to protect its billion-dollar business.
On October 4, 2019, Morey tweeted a message of support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, saying, “Fight for freedom, support Hong Kong.”
How could there be a more American sentiment than someone in the United States expressing support for pro-democracy protesters in an oppressed country?
Naturally, the pro-oppression NBA has gone ballistic. Many league members criticized Moray for being mean to the thugs who run China. LeBron James even called Moray “uneducated” for daring to call out the Chinese oppressors for what they are.
Lakers forward LeBron James (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
According to an ESPN investigation, Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai, the Taiwan-born billionaire who identifies as being of Chinese descent, also jumped in to destroy Moray after posting his pro-democracy tweet.
ESPN reported that Tsai tried to work behind the scenes to get Morey fired. On top of that, Tsai banned Morey from attending games at the Net’s home stadium, the Barclays Center.
Daryl Morey, former Rockets general manager (Getty Images)
Per ESPN: “Later, after Morey saved his job with the help of powerful supporters who defended his right to free speech, the Nets quietly refunded Morey’s purchase of a suite for a game of Rockets at Barclays Center. Morey thought Tsai had uninvited him, according to a person who was scheduled to attend. A source close to the Nets said Tsai was unaware of the decision, which was tied to concerns about possible protests.
Joe Tsai, an owner the NBA has called “invaluable” to the league’s expansion in the communist nation, also has a troubling relationship with the companies used by China to surveil and oppress its citizens.
Brooklyn Nets owner Joseph Tsai (Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
ESPN also noted that Tsai’s company, Alibaba, has a troubling habit of funding companies developing the technology to track, record and police the people of China. China has the most advanced and inhumane surveillance state ever created. And the owner of the NBA’s favorite team helped China build the infrastructure to create this oppressive regime.
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