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WORLD : NBA CAUGHT IN UGLY CROSSFIRE AMIDST HONG KONG - CHINA FIRESTORM !



WORLD : NBA CAUGHT IN UGLY CROSSFIRE AMIDST HONG KONG - CHINA FIRESTORM !


THE BOILING POLITICAL FIRESTORM IN HONG KONG HAS NOW SPREAD ACROSS THE OCEAN AND NOW HAS LANDED AT THE UNSUSPECTING FRONT DOORS OF THE NBA.

CHINESE FANS - - AND CHINESE GIANT BUSINESSES - - ARE ENRAGED OVER A TWEET FROM HOUSTON ROCKETS’ BOSS SUPPORTING HONG KONG’S PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTEST.

"FIGHT FOR FREEDOM. STAND WITH HONG KONG", TWEETED HOUSTON ROCKETS' DARYL MOREY, IN A SEEMINGLY HARMLESS EXPRESSION OF HIS SUPPORT FOR HONG KONG'S STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM.

AND SUDDENLY, ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE, WITH THE FULL SCALE OF CHINESE POLITICAL MIGHT NOW COMING DOWN ON NBA.

BILLIONS WORTH OF CHINESE BUSINESS NOW CUT FROM THE NBA, THE CHINESE STATE TV HALTED NBA'S BROADCAST IN CHINA - - A MASSIVE BLOW TO THE NEW AND GROWING 800 MILLION CHINESE VIEWER MARKET OF THE US SPORTS FRANCHISE.

DARYL MOREY DELETED HIS TWEET, AND THE NBA WAS FORCED TO SWALLOW THEIR PRIDE AND APOLOGISED TO CHINA.

PROBLEM NOW IS, THE NBA NOW FACES BACKLASH RIGHT IN THEIR OWN HOME SOIL - - FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE US POLITICAL DIVIDE.

WHY APOLOGISE FOR FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY ?, THEY SAY.

FREEDOM OR BILLIONS OF CHINESE MONEY ?

WHAT A COSTLY TWEET, EH ?

OPINION : SPORTS24.news



























































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