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The recent Chinese/NBA debacle is a time of reckoning for folks who take athlete activism seriously. In the past, superstar Golden State Warrior captain Stephen Curry has been quite vocal about status quo lefty politics and his hatred for Donald Trump, but like his coward coach, Steve Kerr, the outspoken can’t star seem to find an answer when asked about actual oppression from the NBA’s business partner, the communist Chinese government.
Pro-Hong Kong lefties should realize that megastars like Curry or Houston Rockets player James Harden are only SJWs when it comes to promoting their own brand.
Scandal - Houston - Rockets - Manager - Daryl
After the scandal in which Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey was rebuked by the Chinese government for his tweets defending democratic Hong Kong protesters, the NBA apologized and distanced itself from any pro-Hong Kong stance.
NBA execs, owners, players and coaches were given the evil eye by China and feigned ignorance over the nation’s human rights abuses. After all there were massive Chinese sponsorship, advertisement, and game coverage deals to protect.
Denials - NBA - League - Champion - Stephen
Of the most flagrant denials, three-time NBA league champion Stephen Curry (who’s also famous for rejecting President Trump’s White House invitation to the Golden State Warriors,) deflected from the obvious issues China was posing to human rights, and provided no condemnation nor a second thought on what many see as the league’s tacit compliance with the Chinese government.
But about lefty politics in America, he admitted, “We’ve obviously been pretty outspoken for as long as I can remember in terms of our organization and all that.” He even defended his coach, who was criticized by Donald Trump for his own silence on China,...
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