The bill was pulled in September, but the protesters have additional demands, including an independent inquiry on police brutality and the resignation of Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam.
And the NBA has long been known as perhaps the most free-thinking, outspoken league when it comes to the politics of its players.
There appears to be too much money to be made in China for the NBA to stand up for human rights.
Our presence in Tokyo is all about the promotion of the @NBA internationally and we are NOT a political organization.
The Rockets and the NBA could have stood up for Morey, for decency, and for the protesters and their human rights.
We’re better than this; human rights shouldn’t be for sale & the NBA shouldn’t be assisting Chinese communist censorship.
The NBA has a different kind of camp there — one of its three national training camps — in Ürümqi, Xinjang’s capital. »