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At least one NFL executive is enjoying the NBA’s troubles, joking that the “woke” basketball league is being “hoisted on its own petard” for turning a blind eye to China’s human rights abuse record.
According to Front Office Space, an NFL executive, who wanted to remain anonymous, found the NBA’s kowtowing exceptionally amusing.
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“The NFL team official said that now that these players risk losing their own money and sneakers deals in China, it appears they’re scared to address the issue, he said – seemingly complying to the ‘shut up and dribble’ criticism,” the site explained.
“I love seeing the ‘woke’ NBA hoisted by its own political petard,” the executive told the site.
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The NBA’s woes began over a week ago when Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted his support for the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, a semi-autonomous jurisdiction over which China is trying to exercise more autocratic control.
The NBA has portrayed itself as the most progressive pro-sports league in the nation with its support for numerous social justice initiatives and strong stances on LGBTQ issues, but China is by any measure far, far worse...
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