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Old 10-15-2019, 03:54 AM   #1
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Default Is it wrong that NBA players care about money more than the Hong Kong people?

I mean, we criticize these players for not speaking up about the Chinese extracting Uighur people organs and being an overall dictatorship against freedom. But why should they? It's not their cause. It's not something that's dear in their heart. You wouldn't expect Al Sharpton to comment about the caste system in India for example. Or feminists to talk about the corruption in Uganda. So why should we expect the NBA to speak about something that they don't really care much about?
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Old 10-15-2019, 03:59 AM   #2
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Is it wrong that our own President doesn't speak up about the Chinese unless it pertains to Tariffs?
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Old 10-15-2019, 04:06 AM   #3
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Devil's advocate for OP, does that give them the right to throw people like Morey under the bus then? You can't just say you're for social justice when there's no stakes involved, then flip flop when there's actual power and consequences involved. They kept saying they're more than athletes and trash their own country, but then go back to being athletes when money is involved. Shit is weak and cowardly.
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Old 10-15-2019, 04:07 AM   #4
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I think this whole china nba thing is pretty F’in stupid. It’s not up to NBA players to get involved in anything political over there. This whole NBA preseason in China is dumb as is NFL in London, I wish they would stop playing games over seas especially since no one gives a shit and it’s not really making any of these sports anymore global then they already are.
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Old 10-15-2019, 04:19 AM   #5
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it's not about hk ppl, it's about the basic value that normal ppl believe in, i.e faireness, human right, freedom of speech.

it's ok if u dont voice ur opinion, just dont be a hypocrite about it.
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Old 10-15-2019, 04:22 AM   #6
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insidehoops is a totalitarian message board that stifles the freedom of speech of anarchists.
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Old 10-15-2019, 04:38 AM   #7
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Its about not being a hypocritical piece of shit that encourages people across the league to speak their minds on issues that are important to them and when one particular GM does just that, everyone basically tells him to shut the **** up and take a seat. The least anyone could have done is to defend his right to speak out, whether or not they agreed with him.


The NBA is all about being woke until it is an issue that threatens them financially, then all these dudes turn bitch made in a hot second. It is the fakest shit ever.
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Old 10-15-2019, 04:46 AM   #8
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I mean, we criticize these players for not speaking up about the Chinese extracting Uighur people organs and being an overall dictatorship against freedom. But why should they? It's not their cause. It's not something that's dear in their heart. You wouldn't expect Al Sharpton to comment about the caste system in India for example. Or feminists to talk about the corruption in Uganda. So why should we expect the NBA to speak about something that they don't really care much about?


It's all about consistency.

For years people like Lebron have been accusing others in America of being insensitive/indifferent to the struggles of anyone who doesnt look like them. They've been lecturing and finger wagging about how you gotta be woke to tolerance and diversity, and be a good ally blah blah.

So if Lebron doesn't care about his fans in China, why should some guy living in suburbia care about Michael Brown?

Lebron criticized people for voting for Trump, because 'hes teh racist!' But it's okay for Lebron to shush people when they speak up about injustice somewhere HE has investments?


Lebron expects everyone to accommodate HIS people, but he's not willing to extend the same consideration when the shoe is on the other foot.
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Old 10-15-2019, 04:46 AM   #9
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Its about not being a hypocritical piece of shit that encourages people across the league to speak their minds on issues that are important to them and when one particular GM does just that, everyone basically tells him to shut the **** up and take a seat. The least anyone could have done is to defend his right to speak out, whether or not they agreed with him.


The NBA is all about being woke until it is an issue that threatens them financially, then all these dudes turn bitch made in a hot second. It is the fakest shit ever.


Yep, basically this.
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:13 AM   #10
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Am I the only one who honestly doesn't really care?
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:18 AM   #11
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Its about not being a hypocritical piece of shit that encourages people across the league to speak their minds on issues that are important to them and when one particular GM does just that, everyone basically tells him to shut the **** up and take a seat. The least anyone could have done is to defend his right to speak out, whether or not they agreed with him.


The NBA is all about being woke until it is an issue that threatens them financially, then all these dudes turn bitch made in a hot second. It is the fakest shit ever.

Yeah, celebrities and corporations being "woke" is 95% BS and is nothing but branding. Given how politics have gone into everything(for a lot of people it's more or less a battle of good vs evil) and people are lapping it up, it becomes an important strategy for a company or brand to have an antagonist and something to fight against.
We had someone very smart speak to us on this exact at a company conference about a year and a half ago, but within our specific business, most people feel it's imperative that we stay absolutely neutral and don't disclose a political leaning one way or the other, as people come for our products to get away from daily life.
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:34 AM   #12
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Am I the only one who honestly doesn't really care?

This.

Tired of all the fake outrage, it's gone on long enough.
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Old 10-15-2019, 06:24 AM   #13
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it's not about hk ppl, it's about the basic value that normal ppl believe in, i.e faireness, human right, freedom of speech.

it's ok if u dont voice ur opinion, just dont be a hypocrite about it.
Normal people believe in? Those are western values

We don’t see monkeys or even “uncivilized” people exhibiting those values. What makes you think that shit is basic?
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Old 10-15-2019, 06:25 AM   #14
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NBA players have no business speaking about the issue in China... just play ball, no disrespect

you don't see me speaking about how Lebron should to slam dunk
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:03 AM   #15
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Lebron hates Morey and other guys like him, that's why he said what he did.

Lebron wanted to get Morey fired.
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