The NBA is confused and hypocritical, as usual.

Yes, my friends, the NBA (The “National Bewildered Airheads” league), also sometimes known as the National Basketball Aassociation, is at it, again.

The league, its commissioner, and 99.9% of its players, are now back to displaying their ignorance, stupidity, and greed, on a nightly and daily basis…, led by their own social justice czar, comrade SheBron, er, I mean comrade LeBron James. .

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Joseph A. Wulfsohn of Fox News reports, “CNN, MSNBC avoid explosive NBA story of human rights abuses at its China training academies.”

“CNN’s Wolf Blitzer ignored the subject during interview with the NBA commissioner.”

Just another example of “propaganda by omission.”

“From human rights abuses to the treatment of Hong Kong, the NBA’s stance on China is ‘very disappointing,’ says Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, Republican member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.”

Not to mention “very disingenuous.”

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“ESPN ran earlier this week an explosive story about human rights abuses that allegedly took place at the NBA’s training academies in China, but viewers of CNN and MSNBC have been kept in the dark about it.’

Yeah, like many other things as well.

ESPN apparently didn’t get the “hands-off China” memo.

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“The bombshell report alleged that the young participants in the NBA program were physically beaten by Chinese instructors and were not provided proper schooling, despite commissioner Adam Silver’s previous commitment that education would be ‘central’ to the program.”

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Oh, “Education” is central to the program alright!

The Communist Party of China is “educating” these kids real good, although their idea of “education” may not be the same as Adam Silver’s, or then again, maybe it is.

Did I mention that Adam Silver hails from Uranus?  The planet Uranus?

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Anyway, “A former league employee compared the atmosphere when he worked in Xinjiang to ‘World War II Germany,’ ESPN reported.”

That would be some kind of comparison to the Nazi fascists, I suppose.

Hey…, that just means this Communist Chinese “education” is quite similar to the “education” our college students receive here in The States!

It’s more of an indoctrination than an education.

“China wasn’t mentioned either in CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer’s lengthy interview with NBA commissioner Silver, which took place nearly two hours after ESPN published its report.”

“Instead, Blitzer spent the roughly 16-minute interview discussing the NBA’s ability to resume its season amid the coronavirus outbreak.”

“CNN is notably a TimeWarner-owned sister network of TNT, which has a major partnership with the NBA.”

And, of course, Blitzer disclosed this partnership, right?

Nope.

“Both liberal networks had also failed to address the reportedly abusive training academies on their websites, as of Thursday night.”

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

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“ESPN’s report detailed how the NBA training academies in China appeared to be largely under the control of the Chinese government.”

Just to let these people know…, EVERYTHING in China falls “largely under the control of the Chinese government.”

Just sayin’.

“Multiple NBA employees filed complaints about how they witnessed Chinese coaches ‘strike teenage players’ and the lack of education provided to the young participants.”

“One former coach told ESPN he watched a Chinese coach ‘fire a ball into a young player’s face at point-blank range and then ‘kick him in the gut.’”

Hmmm…, sounds like the rioters’ treatment of some of our police officers.

So, what’s the problem?

“According to ESPN, NBA officials asked current and former employees not to speak to the sports network about the exposé, with one email from a public relations official reading, ‘Please don’t mention that you have been advised by the NBA not to respond.’”

Such candor…, such transparency, such support of social justice on display here!

Ugh.

‘“You can’t have it both ways,’ one former employee told ESPN. You can’t be over here in February promoting Black History Month and be over in China, where they’re in reeducation camps, and all the people that you’re partnering with are hitting kids.’”

You sure can!

It’s in the Geneva Convention!

It says right in there that the NBA is “allowed to be as stupid and hypocritical as it deems necessary!”

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“Over the past year, the NBA’s intense relationship with China has been scrutinized after the league’s players and coaches have largely refrained from criticizing the country’s human rights violations and expressing support for Hong Kong.”

That’s because IT’S ALLLLLLLLLLLL ABOUT THE MONEY!!!

All the NBA can see is China’s 1.4 billion people shoveling money into the league and its players.

You can overlook an awful lot for billions and billions of dollars.

Just look at our own democrat party if you don’t believe me!

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“Earlier this month, criticism of the NBA’s ties to China was renewed after it was discovered that customers were prohibited from ordering custom gear that read ‘Free Hong Kong’ on its online store.”

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The nerve of these people!

“The store’s operator, Fanatics, suggested the phrase was ‘inadvertently prohibited’ and the ban was lifted. Days later though, the NBA pulled all custom gear from its online store.”

Liar, liar, pants on fire!

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Do they really think people fall for all of these lame excuses?

I guess they do…, they keep coming up with them, over, and over, and over again.

“ESPN’s prominent NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski also raised eyebrows when he sent Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., a profane response to the lawmaker’s criticism of the league’s decision of ‘pre-approved, social justice slogans’ while ‘censoring support’ for law enforcement and criticism of the Chinese Communist Party.”

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Not to mention supporting and advertising for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) anti-American, Marxist, organization.

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As I have said before…, saying that “black lives matter,” and supporting the concept that “black lives matter,” is quite different from actually supporting (and giving money to) the organization, or group, Black Lives Matter (BLM).

Adrian Wojnarowski sounds more like an NBA defender, or proponent, here as opposed to a “reporter.”

“Wojnarowski issued an apology and was temporarily suspended by the network.”

Whatever.

Well, you know what our Chinese friends say, don’t you?

“Bèndàn, jìdé tóupiào jǐ mínzhǔdǎng rén!”

This translates to: “Remember to vote for the democrats, you idiots!”

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The NBA (the No Brains Association) just stepped in a huge pile of Chinese crap!

…and then they put their foot in their mouths!!!

Gross!!!

Oh, yes, they, did.

And it couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of clueless, disingenuous, hypocrites!

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China holds the potential for the NBA to earn billion and billions of dollars in the near future and beyond.

The NBA is HUGE in China…, because the Chinese government allows it to be.

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Remember…, China does not operate quite the same way that America does.

The number of pro basketball (NBA) fans in China is twice the size of the entire U.S. population!

China is the goose that was getting ready to lay an endless supply of golden eggs for the NBA.

Then, last week, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey felt compelled to tweet out, “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.”

Saaaaay what?!

OOOOPS!

Upon learning of the tweet, the Chinese government, who is currently at odds with Hong Kong, immediately said it was going to cut ties with the NBA and the Houston Rockets in particular.

How many lives to you guess Twitter has ruined?

Well, you can add at least one more to that list.

But wait…, what happened?

What happened to NBAers snidely shooting their liberal mouths off, while being praised by their contemporaries and the left in general?

Money.

Money is what happened…, and money rules…, end of story.

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If these ultra-rich NBA prima donnas understand anything, it should be that money is the bottom line.

It’s just that some of our NBA friends are just not as smart as some of the others.
Case in point…, the aforementioned Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.

The NBA has become pretty political and pretty outspoken the last few years.  We’ve heard from “stars” like LeBron (SheBron) James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Paul shooting their mouths off, as well as coaches Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich.

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They have all denounced President Trump.  SheBron James has actually stooped low enough to call our president a “bum.”

“From gun control to immigration, Kerr and Popovich are typically outspoken about social issues in the United States.  However, when asked about the controversy Monday, Kerr said it was a ‘bizarre international story’ and ‘vowed to read up on it before commenting,’” according to Ben Shapiro for Fox News.

“In 2017, Commissioner Adam [take me to your leader] Silver actually tried to blackmail the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, by pulling the All-Star Game, all in an attempt to restore the so-called ‘bathroom bill’ for transgender people.”

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“Silver told CNN just last year that ‘part of being an NBA player’ is social activism and a ‘sense of an obligation, social responsibility and a desire to speak up directly about issues that are important.’ Silver stated the league wants players to ‘be multi-dimensional people and fully participate as citizens.’”

Well, apparently this “social responsibility” and “speaking up directly about issues that are important” only goes so far.

These ideals are great when attacking conservatives and President Trump, but big “no-nos” when they might cost the NBA any money.

So what did the NBA do?

Morey was forced to delete his tweet and genuflect before the Chinese communist government with an apology.

James Harden, a star on Morey’s team, then tweeted, “We apologize. We love China. We love playing there.”

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Silver and the NBA put out an apology in Chinese saying (as translated), “We are extremely disappointed in the inappropriate comment by the general manager of the Houston Rockets.”

Hmmm.  “Social activism” sure looks different these days!

It looks more like “social butt kissing” to me!

It’s amazing how many human rights violations can be excused for a couple billion dollars.

Way to stand firm on your beliefs NBA!

“President Trump mocked two of his frequent critics, NBA head coaches Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich, because of their responses to the ongoing standoff between the league [the NBA] and China.  Mr. Trump also accused them and the NBA of ‘pandering to China’ after the league scrambled to address the aftermath of a deleted tweet from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey that supported the human rights protests in Hong Kong.”

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“After an executive bill signing Wednesday, Mr. Trump responded to a question about China applying pressure to the NBA and went directly after Kerr, the Golden State Warriors coach.  ‘I watch this guy Steve Kerr,’ Mr. Trump said. ‘And he was like a little boy, he was so scared to be even answering the question.  He couldn’t answer the question,’ he added. ‘He was shaking “Oh, I don’t know, I don’t know.” He didn’t know how to answer the question. And yet he’ll talk about the United States very badly.’ He also brought up Popovich’s response, but said ‘he didn’t look quite as scared.’”

“Mr. Trump also took aim at the league at large.  ‘I watch the way that Kerr, Popovich, and some of the others were pandering to China and yet to our own country, they don’t – it’s like they don’t respect it,’ Mr. Trump said.”

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Well said Mr. President…, you’re right on point…, again…, as usual.

WINNING.

 

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