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5 days ago
1/1/01
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Who's going to blink first?

 

Does the NBA need China more than China needs the NBA?

That issue of leverage in a rapidly escalating standoff is likely to shape the next moves in this unlikely geopolitical clash between Beijing and its most popular American sports league. The crisis will come to a head with NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s scheduled visit to Shanghai on Wednesday.

It isn’t much of a question for most of the foreign companies that play by China’s rules and find themselves balancing their commitment to democratic civil liberties against their pursuit of the market’s billions of dollars. In almost every case of an international business enterprise stoking the authoritarian regime’s ire, the company bowed to Chinese pressure, quickly apologizing in fear of losing access to a powerful economy of 1.4 billion people.

 

 

5 days ago
1/1/01
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New York(CNN Business)A simple image consisting of seven words might be the most troublesome tweet in corporate America this year.

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey caused substantial damage with the NBA's growing relationship with China after he voiced his support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy protestors.

The league has spent years and many millions of dollars investing in China, helping to build courts, giving broadcasting rights away for free and bringing its stars over for preseason games.

 

 

5 days ago
1/1/01
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Wednesday, Oct. 9: Every one of the NBA's partners in China suspends ties

 

All 11 of the NBA's official Chinese partners have suspended ties with the league since Monday, according to a review by CNN Business of company statements and social media posts.

CTrip (CTRP), China's biggest online travel website, said that it has "dropped all NBA-related tickets and travel products" from its platform. Mengniu Dairy, one of the country's top milk producers, vowed to suspend "all commercial cooperation with the NBA."

Fast-food chain Dicos also said it planned to suspend "all marketing and publicity activities" with the league, while the skin care brand Wzun said it would "terminate all cooperation with the NBA."

Changhong Electric, a major home appliance group listed as a partner on NBA China's website, said that it felt "strong indignation to Morey's indifferent attitude and refusal to apologize," while Chinese sportswear giant Anta declared that it "firmly opposes and resists all acts that harm the interests of the motherland."

The other Chinese firms to distance themselves from their official partnerships include: China Mobile subsidiary Migu; food and beverage brand Master Kong; car rental company eHi Car Services; home appliance manufacturer Meiling; and financial firm Xiaoying Technology.

Luckin (LK) Coffee, the Shanghai-based beverage chain, said that it would "suspend all cooperation," while smartphone maker Vivo said it condemned "the false remarks" made by Morey, "as well as NBA's attitude indicating that it's indulging such behavior."

5 days ago
4/6/12
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The NBA has already cucked to china, so I'm not sure how this is still a stare down. Chinese government probably doesn't give a fuck about a sport if it meant maintaining control over their citizenry

5 days ago
12/2/05
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What staredown? The NBA is already on it's knees apologizing. 

5 days ago
5/2/14
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Fake Pie -

What staredown? The NBA is already on it's knees apologizing. 

Cocksuckers use the term staredown when talking about someone getting on their knees and sucking someone else's cock.

5 days ago
2/14/10
Posts: 11951

Fuck China. The west made a big mistake letting those roaches sit at the big kid table. I have zero sympathy for any industry or organization whose success is dependent on those microdick commies. 

5 days ago
5/22/05
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Fake Pie -

What staredown? The NBA is already on it's knees apologizing. 

This 

5 days ago
11/13/14
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IronHands -

Fuck China. The west made a big mistake letting those roaches sit at the big kid table. I have zero sympathy for any industry or organization whose success is dependent on those microdick commies. 

You must not ever purchase anything that originated there right? 

5 days ago
2/4/07
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NBA kicks out fans for Free Hong Kong signs.  Would love to see thousands of fans bring signs to every game and chant during the game as well.

 

5 days ago
10/16/10
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Fake Pie - 

What staredown? The NBA is already on it's knees apologizing. 


They need to suck harder.
5 days ago
12/10/09
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TheDorkKnight -

The NBA has already cucked to china, so I'm not sure how this is still a stare down. Chinese government probably doesn't give a fuck about a sport if it meant maintaining control over their citizenry

Came to say this. It's a back-down, not a stare down. Kerr afraid to say shit and his brother is a professor of Chinese History. Coach Pop applauded the cuck statemet and said it's better than anything trump does, Silver released an extra-pussified statement in chinese and tones down the cucking for the US market, Lebron is silent, Teams and reporters are still over there waiting around while China cancels games, tears down banners and paints over team logos, Curry is silent, Durant is silent, and James Harden appologized to the Chinese government.

5 days ago
2/4/07
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scrapdo -
TheDorkKnight -

The NBA has already cucked to china, so I'm not sure how this is still a stare down. Chinese government probably doesn't give a fuck about a sport if it meant maintaining control over their citizenry

Came to say this. It's a back-down, not a stare down. Kerr afraid to say shit and his brother is a professor of Chinese History. Coach Pop applauded the cuck statemet and said it's better than anything trump does, Silver released an extra-pussified statement in chinese and tones down the cucking for the US market, Lebron is silent, Teams and reporters are still over there waiting around while China cancels games, tears down banners and paints over team logos, Curry is silent, Durant is silent, and James Harden appologized to the Chinese government.

Hey remember when this was a thing...

 

 

 

What happened? 

5 days ago
2/4/07
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What happened Lebron?

 

5 days ago
2/4/07
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What happened Curry?

 

5 days ago
2/4/07
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Aren't we sacrificing anymore Kerr?

 

5 days ago
5/10/08
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Fuck China.

5 days ago
5/30/05
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These miserable cunts are being exposed for being the frauds they are. They go out of their way to promote social justice and encourage their players/coaches to rant on Republicans here but suck dick to a Communist government who enslaves their own people. Frauds. 

5 days ago
2/4/07
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Where's tough talking Popovitch?  Is he still sick to his stomach?

 

5 days ago
11/4/10
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The NBA jumps head first into social justice, but an oppressive communist regime violently suppressing their citizens? Sorry fellas. We’ll stay silent 

5 days ago
12/10/09
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What a fucking bitch:

 

5 days ago
10/16/10
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Cotton - 

These miserable cunts are being exposed for being the frauds they are. They go out of their way to promote social justice and encourage their players/coaches to rant on Republicans here but suck dick to a Communist government who enslaves their own people. Frauds. 


PC culture and social justice are just shams to push political agendas. There have been so many examples like this in the last few years. I've had enough.
5 days ago
4/17/17
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The NBA doesnt NEED China. But they are going to bend backwards embarrassing themselves for that extra buck.
5 days ago
4/17/17
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lionsoul - 

Fuck China.


For me, its fuck the NBA and all the sanctimonious asses who talked big about justice, integrity and freedom only to tuck tail for a few bucks.
5 days ago
2/4/07
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We Are All One Mean Species -
lionsoul - 

Fuck China.


For me, its fuck the NBA and all the sanctimonious asses who talked big about justice, integrity and freedom only to tuck tail for a few bucks.

Exactly.  China is doing exactly what an authoritarian communist nation is supposed to do.  The NBA is the true villain here.