The NBA has a big public relations problem on its hands. Following the tweet of Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, the league went into full panic mode, essentially apologizing to China and condemning Morey’s social media post.
Since then several players and coaches, most notably James Harden and LeBron James, have bent over backwards in submission to the Communist regime.
Needless to say, this is going to be something that will dog the league the entire season and frankly, when you value dollars over freedom, that should be the case.
On Thursday, Vice President Pence weighed in on the controversy and didn’t hold back. Pence blasted both the National Basketball Association and Nike for bending the knee to the will of the Chinese government.