After Elon Musk lost a cool $20 million dollars and his chairman position over his $420 (blaze it) IPO tweet, you might have thought that could be the worst that could happen on Twitter (besides a Twitter war turning into a nuclear war, that would be yuuuuuge believe me). However, after Rocket's manager Daryl Morey tweeted "Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong," all hell broke loose. The Chinese Basketball Association, headed by former Rocket's superstar Yao Ming, cut ties with the NBA. Things are getting worse and worse - the NBA is losing their Chinese streaming deal with Tencent (500M viewers on that platform last year), and as of now, EVERY SINGLE OFFICIAL PARTNER WITH THE NBA IN CHINA has cut ties.
Three decades of goodwill and $4 billion dollars lost over one Tweet. There's other news, like pro Hong Kong wearing fans getting kicked out of preseason games, but overall the situation is just becoming a FLAMING DUMPSTER FIRE OF SHIT. Although the hundreds of millions of fans in China will definitely still follow the NBA, the NBA is going to lose a FUCKTON of revenue if they don't kowtow here. China is over 10% of the league's revenue, and that figure is expected to double over the next decade. With that being said,
Should Daryl Morey step down as Rockets GM?
Should woke on domestic issues Adam Silver issue another apology?
Isn't it blatantly hypocritical to be outspoken about Black Lives Matter and cancel the Charlotte all-star game over transgender bathrooms but to be silent about China's internment camps in Xinjiang? Personally, I think the NBA should fire Daryl Morey and suck China's cock for all the sweet juicy RENMINBI they can...