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Yes, I’m boycotting the NBA

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Yes Im boycotting the NBA

The NBA bows to Communist China. That’s all I need to know. As a long-time NBA fan since Magic Johnson was a rookie, it’s hard for me to abandon my second-favorite sport, but it must be done. If I was willing to boycott the NFL for their shenanigans, you bet I’m willing to boycott the NBA over this latest scandal.

This is what happens when businesses in a capitalist nation give so much influence over their business to an oppressive communist nation. They must bow to their money pit and worship over the alter of the dollar. Otherwise, they’re risking losing much. And they should have lost much. They should have said, “Sorry, if you want our product, you can’t tell us to subvert free speech.”

That’s the message we should have heard from the NBA when China began making demands about general managers’ Tweets and fans holding up signs. Hong Kong is their mess, and if they want to continue to be idiots about it, they can do that on their own turf. Spreading their propaganda machine to the United States is unacceptable.

But one might ask why I would oppose the NFL for allowing free speech while opposing the NBA for quashing it. The answer is simple. I did not boycott the NFL over actions by the league. I boycotted the NFL over their social justice warrior players who were being unpatriotic despite gaining so much from being an athlete in the richest, freest country in the world. But my boycott of the NBA is much more pronounced and likely irrevocable. NFL players stopped acting like idiots, for the most part, but the NBA isn’t going to back down on their stance over China. Therefore, I believe my NBA boycott is going to be indefinite.

Politics has no business being in sports or entertainment. What players or others associated with the NBA do on their time is up to them and their free speech should be protected by the league. If they want to get political on Twitter, so be it. If they want to walk around the street supporting Hong Kong (or China for that matter), so be it. But as much as I support Hong Kong’s plight, I would not be pleased by an NBA player showing their support during a game. Off-court is fine. On-court – just play the game.

What the NBA is doing is stupid. I get it, there’s a lot of money involved. But if that money comes at the price of our freedom of speech, it’s not worth it. They’ll make plenty of money off China, so they don’t need any of mine.

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NBA’s bad week just got the Steve Kerr treatment

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NBAs bad week just got the Steve Kerr treatment

The NBA is in trouble. They’ve bowed to Communist China. They quashed their own players and coaches. They’ve shown the backbone they displayed when being social justice warriors over transgender bathroom rights was a virtue signaling act, nothing more. Then yesterday, their chief social justice warrior, who happens to coach a team named Warriors, gave a response that was off the rails.

When he received a question wondering if he’s ever been asked about human rights while visiting China, he answered by condemning America. Seriously.

By comparing the atrocities that have been taking place in China for decades to our 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms is ludicrous. China has killed more of their own people over the last 70 years than there are AR-15s in existence. For Kerr to make the false equivalence that America’s human rights abuses are somehow comparable to China’s is a perfect example of why politics and sports shouldn’t mix.

Twitter wasn’t happy with his comments.

In case there’s ever a shortage of off-base whataboutisms, we can store Steve Kerr’s comparison of China’s atrocities to AR-15s as a never-ending supply to replay again and again. The NBA has become a cesspool of communist idiocy.

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Ted Cruz blasts NBA for pandering to Communist China

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It’s not the first time it’s happened. In fact, it seems to be becoming a trend. Conservative firebrand Senator Ted Cruz and socialist provocateur Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez agree on something. This time, it’s the way the NBA is bending over backwards to cater to demands made by China, silencing their players and pressuring a general manager who Tweeted about Hong Kong independence.

When Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey Tweeted support for Hong Kong protesters, he likely didn’t realize he was stepping into a firestorm. He was probably unaware that Beijing is extremely paranoid, overly protective, and that their authoritarianism spreads well beyond their own borders. They didn’t like it and let the NBA know it. And the NBA caved to many of their demands.

Now, Cruz and Ocasio-Cortez are joining together to blast both the Chinese government and the NBA for their weak moves.

The Hill: Ocasio-Cortez, Ted Cruz join colleagues blasting NBA for ‘outrageous’ response to China

https://www.tedcruz.org/news/the-hill-ocasio-cortez-ted-cruz-join-colleagues-blasting-nba-for-outrageous-response-to-china/A bipartisan group of eight lawmakers fiercely criticized the NBA in a Wednesday letter to commissioner Adam Silver, demanding the league scale back its operations in China and take a stronger stand against Chinese government pressure.

The ideologically diverse coalition of lawmakers — including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) — blasted Silver for the NBA’s initial response to China after the Houston Rockets’ general manager expressed support for demonstrators in Hong Kong.

I love the NBA. Correction: I loved the NBA. This is ridiculous and needs to be called out for the betrayal of American values that it is. It’s good to see both sides of the political aisle recognizing and condemning this outrageous debacle.

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Liz Wheeler has a message to Steph Curry and the NBA about China

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Liz Wheeler has a message to Steph Curry and the NBA about China

Some say the NBA is making a mistake by being so feeble against China while playing social justice warriors in the transgender bathroom debate. This isn’t a mistake. This is exactly what the NBA wants, and those who say it’s all about money are missing the point.

One America News host Liz Wheeler gets it. In her commentary, she lambastes future Hall of Fame point guard Steph Curry for playing ignorant about China’s offenses. And this is the real takeaway from the whole China-NBA debacle, that everyone from players to owners to coaches to the media realizes this is wrong and they just don’t care. They’d rather pretend to be ignorant of the decades of atrocities committed by Communist China rather than address the issues meaningfully.

As my colleague noted yesterday, it’s time to boycott the NBA. And as Liz Wheeler notes, either the education Steph Curry received in school was terribly lacking or the desire to cater to China is so overwhelming, the NBA will lie to save face.

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