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NBA 19-20
« on: August 22, 2019, 08:08:53 AM »
This is probably going to be one of the best seasons in recent history with stars scattered to different places... unless there is too much "load management".

Interesting how Clippers/Lakers open the season (although PG13 may not play) and are also a Christmas day game (the real start of the season).

So we have:

West

LBJ/AD
Kawhi/PG13
Beard/Russ
McCollum/Lilliard
Jokic/???
Mitchell/Gobert(?)
Steph/DLo/Draymond
CP3/Aquaman
Zion/Young Ex-Lakers

East

Ben/Embiid/Horford/Tobias/JRich
Giannis/Bucks :)
Kyrie/NO KD
Butler/nobody
Boston young guys
Kawhi-less Toronto (Lowry/Siakam?)

East looks bad except for Philly to me.

I want to see how Harden/Westbrook works out and the DLo/Steph combo plays out.

Are the Spurs done? Pop seems to be able to get to the playoffs with nobody (kind of like Doc) so they may never get a lottery pick again.
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Re: NBA 19-20
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 11:45:44 AM »
Adam Silver Defends Free Speech as China Pulls NBA’s Games From CCTV
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Amidst the fallout in China from Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s pro-Hong Kong tweet Friday night, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is defending the league executive’s right to free speech.

Speaking Tuesday at a news conference in Tokyo before a preseason game between the Rockets and Raptors, Silver said the NBA was “apologetic” Chinese officials and fans were upset by the tweet but stood by Morey’s right to express himself.

“Daryl Morey, as general manager of the Houston Rockets, enjoys that right as one of our employees,” Silver said. “What I also tried to suggest is that I understand there are consequences from his freedom of speech and we will have to live with those consequences.”

In the wake of Morey’s since-deleted tweet and the NBA’s response, China’s state-run CCTV network has announced it will not be showing a pair of upcoming preseason games between the Lakers and Nets which are set to take place in China this week.

“We’re strongly dissatisfied and oppose Adam Silver’s claim to support Morey’s right to freedom of expression,” CCTV said in a statement. “We believe that any remarks that challenge national sovereignty and social stability are not within the scope of freedom of speech.”

While Silver is defending the Houston GM, his player, All-Star guard James Harden, is not.

With Russell Westbrook by his side, Harden voiced his support for China and offered an apology for his GM’s tweet. “We apologize. You know, we love China. We love playing there,” Harden said. “For both of us individually, we go there once or twice a year. They show us the most important love.”

It will be interesting to see if LeBron James, who has spoken out about a number of free-speech related issues in the U.S. but also has significant financial ties to China thanks to Nike, will weigh in on the matter.

Given the developing situation, there is some concern the Lakers/Nets games will be canceled outright instead of just being pulled from CCTV.

https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/sports/adam-silver-defends-free-speech-as-china-pulls-nbas-games-from-cctv

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Re: NBA 19-20
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 12:02:06 PM »
“We oppose freedom of expression”

Sounds insane.

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Re: NBA 19-20
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2019, 12:31:43 PM »
“We oppose freedom of expression”

Sounds insane.

I give credit to Silver for taking a stand here.  You can't support some free speech (against police brutality for example) and not others (within reason of course).  Harden, Westbrook, and any other players kissing China's butt look bad, IMO.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2019, 02:21:00 PM by Liar Loan »

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Re: NBA 19-20
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2019, 01:53:22 PM »
Agreed - the whole point of free speech is to protect uncommon viewpoints - especially the ones that you may not necessarily agree with.

I guess some countries just don't know what human rights are ::)


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Re: NBA 19-20
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2019, 02:59:52 PM »
“We oppose freedom of expression”

Sounds insane.

I give credit to Silver for taking a stand here.  You can't support some free speech (against police brutality for example) and not others (within reason of course).  Harden, Westbrook, and any other players kissing China's butt look bad, IMO.

Because all they care about are the $$$ that the Chinese market can generate them.  Bunch of hypocrites and sell outs.
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Re: NBA 19-20
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2019, 03:00:47 PM »
Nothing burger for now.
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Re: NBA 19-20
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2019, 03:25:52 PM »
Where is Irvinecommuter ?

He was crapping on the Lakers while touting his Warriors dynasty just a few months ago.

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Re: NBA 19-20
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2019, 10:37:03 AM »
nba in america: move the all star game because of gender neutral bathrooms, f trump, remove donald sterling

nba in china: i'll just shut up and dribble

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Re: NBA 19-20
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2019, 11:13:30 AM »
nba in america: move the all star game because of gender neutral bathrooms, f trump, remove donald sterling

nba in china: i'll just shut up and dribble

Not only the nba. Apple recently removed an app relating to China.


CBS Article:Apple removes HKmap.live app used by Hong Kong protesters under pressure from China

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/apple-hkmap-live-app-hong-kong-china-police-protesters-used-target-ambush-police-2019-10-10/

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Re: NBA 19-20
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2019, 11:21:44 AM »
It’s okay if Timmy does it? (Silence)

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Re: NBA 19-20
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2019, 11:24:47 AM »
It’s okay if Timmy does it? (Silence)

timmy doesn't bad mouth his own country

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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2019, 11:44:45 AM »
It’s okay if Timmy does it? (Silence)

timmy doesn't bad mouth his own country

(silence)

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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2019, 12:07:46 PM »
It’s okay if Timmy does it? (Silence)

timmy doesn't bad mouth his own country

Hold up
So Apple took down the app and catered to China.
But the GM briefly mentioned Hk.

Your spinning this around. How about not bowing down to China?

CNBC article: NBA should not be an ‘arm of Chinese censorship’ by bowing to pressure, says GOP Texas Sen. Ted Cruz

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/09/nba-should-not-be-an-arm-of-chinese-censorship-says-sen-ted-cruz.html

More senators say the same thing
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/07/senators-slam-nba-for-yielding-to-china-over-morey-hong-kong-tweet.html
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Re: NBA 19-20
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2019, 12:15:41 PM »
It’s okay if Timmy does it? (Silence)

timmy doesn't bad mouth his own country

(silence)

 :)

Your new nick name the silent guy
« Last Edit: October 10, 2019, 12:22:45 PM by eyephone »

 

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