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Adam Silver Calls NBA’s Relationship with China a ‘Net Plus’
Quote:NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is defending his deals with the communist Chinese government, insisting that the league is somehow helping to bring “change” to the oppressive nation.

In an interview with Time, Silver justified his league’s dealings with one of the most autocratic, undemocratic, and oppressive nations on earth when asked about his deals in China.

Silver was undaunted, saying, “We continue to televise our games in China. Our most significant television partner is Tencent, which is a streaming service in China. And we have hundreds of millions of fans in China who we continue to serve.”

The NBA chief went on to claim that dealing with one of the world’s largest slave states is part of the NBA’s “mission.”

“I’ll take a step back there and restate the NBA’s mission,” Silver said, adding, “which is to improve people’s lives through the game of basketball. And we think exporting NBA basketball to China and to virtually every country in the world continues to fit within our mission.”

Silver concluded by insisting that his “political science” background makes him believe that the NBA’s billion-dollar deals with China are somehow “building relationships” between nations.

“The political science major in me believes that engagement is better than isolation,” Silver exclaimed. “That a so-called boycott of China, taking into account legitimate criticisms of the Chinese system, won’t further the agenda of those who seek to bring about global change. Working with Chinese solely on NBA basketball has been a net plus for building relationships between two superpowers.”

So, the NBA’s riches are wages earned in the cause of freedom, apparently.

Meanwhile, the NBA and its players ignore the fact that their products are often manufactured using slave labor by the Chinese companies with which they deal. Yet the players and league remain silent about the truth.

Even as the NBA and its players are making millions with their lucrative deals with the red Chinese, not everyone is so blasé as Silver is about it all. For instance, in July of last year, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn sent a letter to the league warning Silver that doing business in China necessarily means you must do business with the Communist Party.

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05-03-2021 03:09 PM
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Quote:The National Basketball Association contracts for sneakers with a multinational sports equipment corporation in Communist China that obtains cotton from the same region Uyghur Muslims are being held in forced labor camps, as reported by The Washington Free Beacon.

Anta Sports, which sources its cotton from Xinjiang, makes two sneakers that the NBA sells online. The company, which is the largest sports brand in China, notably makes Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson’s “Klaytheism” sneakers. The shoe retails up to $119.99. Anta Sports announced in March that it has “always bought and used cotton produced in China, including Xinjiang cotton” and “will continue to do so.”

BBC published a report in December that discussed China’s “re-education” camps located in Xinjiang. The report said more than 500,000 minorities, including thousands of Uyghur Muslims, are being forced to pick cotton in dire conditions.

In May 2019, the Pentagon estimated as many as 3 million people have been held since late 2018. The region produces 85 percent of China’s cotton and 20 percent of the world’s. Reports show prisoners subjected to rape, forced sterilization, torture, indoctrination, and even possible genocide. The camps were initiated in 2015 under General Secretary Xi Jinping to usher in a “national ideology.”

Other NBA players have worn shoes made by the Chinese brand. Forward Gordon Hayward on the Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers guard Rajon Rondo have sneaker deals through Anta Sports.

The Trump administration imposed sanctions in July 2020 on 11 Chinese companies from being able to buy U.S. technology without a license. The companies sanctioned included Apple, Ralph Lauren, Google, HP, and others. The NBA did not respond to a request for comment.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told Time Magazine last week the league intends to maintain a strong relationship with China.

“We think exporting NBA basketball to China and to virtually every country in the world continues to fit within our mission,” Silver said, “I do think that in order to bring about realistic change, we have to build relationships.”

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(05-03-2021 03:09 PM)CrimsonPhantom Wrote:  
Quote:NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is defending his deals with the communist Chinese government, insisting that the league is somehow helping to bring “change” to the oppressive nation.

In an interview with Time, Silver justified his league’s dealings with one of the most autocratic, undemocratic, and oppressive nations on earth when asked about his deals in China.

Silver was undaunted, saying, “We continue to televise our games in China. Our most significant television partner is Tencent, which is a streaming service in China. And we have hundreds of millions of fans in China who we continue to serve.”

The NBA chief went on to claim that dealing with one of the world’s largest slave states is part of the NBA’s “mission.”

“I’ll take a step back there and restate the NBA’s mission,” Silver said, adding, “which is to improve people’s lives through the game of basketball. And we think exporting NBA basketball to China and to virtually every country in the world continues to fit within our mission.”

Silver concluded by insisting that his “political science” background makes him believe that the NBA’s billion-dollar deals with China are somehow “building relationships” between nations.

“The political science major in me believes that engagement is better than isolation,” Silver exclaimed. “That a so-called boycott of China, taking into account legitimate criticisms of the Chinese system, won’t further the agenda of those who seek to bring about global change. Working with Chinese solely on NBA basketball has been a net plus for building relationships between two superpowers.”

So, the NBA’s riches are wages earned in the cause of freedom, apparently.

Meanwhile, the NBA and its players ignore the fact that their products are often manufactured using slave labor by the Chinese companies with which they deal. Yet the players and league remain silent about the truth.

Even as the NBA and its players are making millions with their lucrative deals with the red Chinese, not everyone is so blasé as Silver is about it all. For instance, in July of last year, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn sent a letter to the league warning Silver that doing business in China necessarily means you must do business with the Communist Party.

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Well nobodies watching them here anymore.
Silver is an idiot. Basketball ratings simply cannot get any lower. BLM and Communism are still a very hard sell in the good old USA. The NBA needs to fire this a$$clown and tell Lebron to shut his big ugly mouth.

People don’t like ungrateful mega millionaires.
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RE: Adam Silver Calls NBA’s Relationship with China a ‘Net Plus’
I really wish someone would corner Lebron and ask him how he feels making money off slaves pickin cotton?
05-03-2021 05:38 PM
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NBA loves them some Chinese child slave labor.
05-03-2021 05:54 PM
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They should all move to China
05-04-2021 04:37 AM
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(05-03-2021 05:38 PM)banker Wrote:  I really wish someone would corner Lebron and ask him how he feels making money off slaves pickin cotton?


Uh what?
What do you mean?
I can't comment on something I don't know anything about?

Said Lebron when that question was asked after the Morey thing.......
05-04-2021 06:36 AM
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