If you need any more proof that the NBA is wrapped around China’s finger, Tucker Carlson will put all those doubts to rest.
Carlson recorded audio of several NBA officials, which he shared with Enes Kanter freedom (former NBA star) and showed that the league as a whole bows down and does what it pleases. You will find bits of the league commissioner Adam Silver and Marc Lasry (the Milwaukee Bucks’ owner) as well as Ron Klempner, the National Basketball Players Association lawyer.
Tonight @TuckerCarlson they played audio of top NBA executives — including an owner, a general counsel & the commissioner — saying they didn’t want to upset China by having pro human rights tennis shoes worn by Enes Kanter in games. pic.twitter.com/lsrpULc2NC
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) July 21, 2022
Now there isn’t a lot to like about anything that was said. The NBA is clearly deep in China’s grasp, which is not a good thing.
This league has billions of dollars in business with the United States. It is a hostile country that violates human rights and destabilizes the Pacific.
This also demonstrates the NBA’s hypocrisy. Although the league claims to be a social justice advocate for American issues and will not address the concerns of its global partners, it will silence anyone who speaks out against China’s injustices (like Enes Kanter freedom).
The country with which the league does business will have its flaws, no matter how big or small. But it is especially discouraging to see the levels of corruption the NBA will go to stay on China’s good side.