Adam Silver: NBA to Protect 'Employees' Freedom of Speech'

Ruben Fields
October 9, 2019

Morey's tweet offered support to those Hong Kong protesters who believe they are being mistreated by the Chinese government.

While it could have been the Rockets' load to carry, he expressed that Silver's remarks have ensured the "NBA is going to bite the dust as well" in China. In a lengthy Facebook post, Tsai criticized Morey's tweet as damaging to the N.B.A.in China.

Despite its dismissive tone about the September 11 attacks, the Chinese Communist Party has used jihad as an excuse to force millions of Muslims into concentration camps where survivors say they have been subjected to torture, slavery, indoctrination, rape, forced sterilization, organ harvesting, and other abuses.

Morey deleted the tweet backing the Hong Kong protests and apologised on Monday, but Chinese broadcasters, sportswear companies and sponsors have said they are reviewing their ties with the National Basketball Association, which has had a presence in China since 1992.

"But he is extremely hot at the moment, and I understand it". We will have to live with those consequences. He said he hopes Chinese officials and fans look at the totality of the impact of the three-decade-plus relationship between the league and their country, and urged them to see his response while acknowledging there are political differences between the countries.

The largest online discussion platform in China, Tieba, no longer has any functional discussion boards on South Park, and any links to old pages now show a page with the message: "According to the relevant law and regulation, this section is temporarily not open".

Silver says he's making the trip, but he won't bend when it comes to protecting freedom of expression. "But people have reason to assume that Apple is mixing business with politics, and even illegal acts", it said.

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"As I said earlier, I don't think it's inconsistent to both be apologetic that that was the outcome of that speech but at the same time support Daryl's right to his freedom of expression and [Brooklyn owner] Joe Tsai's right to respond". "So when a few of them see a foreigner use "freedom of expression" to justify the statement that seriously harmed their feelings, they chose to make disrespectful comments as well in the name of "freedom of expression'".

"We're strongly dissatisfied and oppose Adam Silver's claim to support Morey's right to freedom of expression", CCTV said. "I think Yao is extremely unsettled".

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Silver also moved the 2017 NBA All-Star Game from Charlotte to New Orleans after state lawmakers revoked protections prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender people. "But if that's the consequences of us adhering to our values, we still feel it's critically important we adhere to those values". "Our values in terms of equality and inclusion are paramount". The NBA then released a statement Monday, essentially caving into China's "don't mess with our politics or we'll start divesting money" demands, chiding Morey for his statement, which has since been deleted.

"The problem is, there are certain topics that are third-rail issues in certain countries", Tsai wrote.

"The hurt this incident has caused will take a long time to fix".

I could keep going, but the NBA's apologies have been nearly unanimously criticized at home.

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