By Jonah Goldberg | October 13, 2019 at 12:49 am The NBA says it won’t compromise on its values, even as the league makes it clear it has none. As you’ve no doubt heard, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted his support for the protesters in Hong Kong. Almost instantly, the Chinese government and Chinese businesses erupted in outrage. The NBA, the Rockets, Morey and various players rushed to apologize or express regret for offending millions of Chinese basketball fans. The NBA’s statement, particularly the Chinese version, was loathsome in its obsequious groveling. A few days later, NBA commissioner Adam Silver held a press conference in Tokyo, hoping to put out the firestorm. Responding to China’s cancellation of some NBA exhibition games in protest, Silver seemed like he was standing his ground. “I think it’s unfortunate,” Silver said of the cancelled games. “But if that’s the consequences of us adhering to our values, we still feel it’s critically important we adhere to those values. … We are not apologizing for Daryl exercising his freedom of expression.”Silver did express regret, however, that so many in China, including “millions and millions of our fans” were “upset.” He said that while he… Read full this story
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