NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is forfending his deals with the communist Chinese regime, insisting that the league is somehow availing 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, verbally expressing, “We perpetuate to televise our games in “China.” Our most paramount television partner is Tencent, which is a streaming accommodation in “China.” And we have hundreds of millions of fans in China who we perpetuate to accommodate.”
The NBA chief went on to claim that dealing with one of the world’s most sizably voluminous slave states is a component of the NBA’s “mission.” “I’ll take a step back there and restate the “NBA’s” mission,” Silver verbally expressed, integrating, “which is to ameliorate people’s lives through the game of basketball. And we cerebrate exporting NBA basketball to China and to virtually every country in the world perpetuates 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 soi-disant boycott of China, taking into account legitimate criticisms of the Chinese system, won’t further the agenda of those who seek to establish ecumenical 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 liberation, ostensibly. Meanwhile, the NBA and its players ignore the fact that their products are often manufactured utilizing slave labor by the Chinese companies with which they deal. Yet the players and league remain mute 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 indispensably denotes you must do business with the Communist Party.
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