Politics is filled with potential P.R. landmines for sports leagues like the NBA.
But the NBA cannot help but find itself in the middle of political controversy.
And the NBA now has a giant problem on its hands because of this jaw-dropping video.
The NBA’s embrace of the Black Lives Matter Movement and claims of supporting social justice are constantly exposed as a fraud due to the league’s business relationship with Communist China.
Golden State Warriors co-owner Chamath Palihapitiya provided the latest example of the NBA’s boot-licking for the murderous Communist Chinese regime.
In an appearance on the All-In podcast, Palihapitiya dismissed the human rights crisis of the Communist Chinese locking over one million Uyghur Muslims in a concentration camp saying “no one cares.”
“Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs, OK? You bring it up because you really care, and I think it’s nice that you care. The rest of us don’t care. I’m just telling you a very hard, ugly truth. Of all the things that I care about, yes, it is below my line. Of all the things that I care about, it is below my line,” Palihapitiya exclaimed.
Owner of the @warriors🏀 says he doesn’t care about the Uyghurs.
The conversation goes downhill from there.@chamath…
– questions whether a genocide is actually happening
– says the CCP isn’t a dictatorship
– says the US is no better than the CCP pic.twitter.com/qAwi7hUPvo
— Michael Sobolik (@michaelsobolik) January 17, 2022
The NBA depends on Communist China for hundreds of millions of dollars in TV revenue for the rights to broadcast their games in the Chinese market.
In 2020, the communist government temporarily yanked NBA games off its airwaves after Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted his support for the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
Politically outspoken NBA players and coaches like LeBron James and Steve Kerr – who opined on every issue in America at the drop of a hat – would dummy up and claim they did not know enough about the situation in Hong Kong to comment.
James and Kerr’s silence was a business decision.
They feared costing the NBA money.
And Palihapitiya claiming no one cares about the Communist Chinese committing genocide was yet another admission that the NBA’s commitment to so-called “social justice” only extends as far as it does not effect their financial bottom line.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.