The NBA is allowing its players to put social cause statements on their uniforms upon returning. You probably weren’t surprised to find out the list of approved statements didn’t include anything regarding the citizens of Hong Kong, people who the NBA have deemed as less important than its financial interests.
We knew this wouldn’t be included, but can the NBA justify it? Doubt it. But Missouri Senator Josh Hawley is wisely trying to find out.
Hawley sent NBA commissioner Adam Silver a letter asking for answers:
If @NBA is going to put social cause statements on uniforms, why not “Support our Troops” or “Back the Blue”? Or given how much $$ @nba makes in #China, how about “Free Hong Kong”! Today I wrote to Adam Silver to ask for answers pic.twitter.com/PthYR4OxmE
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) July 10, 2020
This is great. This is a better in-your-face dunk than any that will take place in the bubble. Silver and the NBA won’t be able to defend this.
Maybe they will just say it’s another “bump in the road” or something? I’m not sure how many of those you get, but.
This past fall exposed the NBA and LeBron James. They are hypocrites. They will not stick to sports, they yell! Unless, of course, it could cost them money.
I addressed LeBron a few months ago:
Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong is right about LeBron James.
LeBron is not an advocate for human rights. He proved it this past fall when he sided with communist China. When his shoe brand mattered most.https://t.co/BUuc3o8gX3
— Bobby Burack (@burackbobby_) June 11, 2020
The NBA isn’t about fixing societal issues, it’s about building its brand and making money. This includes getting retweets and praise from media members paid by Disney to prop the league up as unofficial PR reps.
Imagine if the NBA were to answer Hawley’s five questions truthfully…