Now I don’t know about you but I’m a sucker for things like freedom and democracy. 

Chinese communist technocrats ban God.  In China, they confiscate bibles, bulldoze Christian churches and put Muslims in concentration camps by the millions.  And that’s who commie-lover Lebron James does his business with.  By the billions.  Same with Kobe Bryant and all the elitist financial demon Nike shoe mercenaries of the NBA.

Jerry West, has always been my favorite basketball player of all time.  In his day, the Logo could take the ball to the hole, shoot the lights out from anywhere, and shut down the opponents high scoring guards.  True legends like Clyde Frazier, Earl the Pearl Monroe, and the Big O.  He is the vision of the NBA, his silhouette on their basketball, and I followed him and loved his Lakers, and then Jerry Buss let him go.

And Jerry West went to the Clippers and Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted his support to pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, and all hell in the world broke loose all at once.  On October 4th, Morey tweeted”  “Fight for Freedom, stand with Hong Kong.”

That message touched off a firestorm of controversy causing China to cancel minor league exhibition games and numerous business deals with the Rockets and the NBA.  And I became a Los Angeles Clippers’ fan for life.  Or longer.

That’s because commie-lover and self-proclaimed leader of the Los Angeles Lakers – my previous favorite team – LeBron James, the Logo of his own mind, spoke publicly about Daryl Morey’s tweet this past Monday for the first time, and called out Morey for a tweet that he says could have caused people to be physically “harmed.”  LeBron then went off at-length on the Rockets GM and how uneducated he is about the subject, and the “negative” side-effects of free speech, and I’m like, let’s go Clippers.

ALL ABOUT THE MIGHTY YUAN

What LeBron might as well have said but forgot to is that he’s sold his soul and signed the deal with the devil Chinese communist technocrats.  Doing business as Nike and the mighty dollar.  (or is it the Chinese yuan?)

According to Fox Business when Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James warned Monday of financial ramifications related to Houston Rockets General manager Daryl Morey’s tweet, he may very well have been referring to his own business interests in China.

James has clear financial incentive to maintain a positive image in the region, says Fox Business.  He holds a lifetime deal valued at $1 billion with sports retail giant Nike, which saw its sales in China surge 27 percent to nearly $1.7 billion in its most recent fiscal quarter alone.  James’ signature line is one of Nike’s most prominent offerings.

James’ standing in China could also impact the future efforts of his media production company, SpringHill Entertainment, according to Fox Business.  The firm is producing “Space Jam 2,” the highly anticipated sequel to NBA legend Michael Jordan’s original film, which will seek a massive return from Chinese audiences.

Nike earned more than $6 billion in revenue from China during its 2019 fiscal year.  While the company has yet to publicly address the NBA’s lingering issues in China, Nike stores in the country pulled Rockets merchandise from shelves in response to Morey’s tweet, according to Reuters.

KERR NOT KNOWLEDGEABLE ENOUGH

Steve Kerr is the NBA coach who compares communist Tyrant Mao Zedong’s massacre of 65 million Chinese to America’s human rights record.  The coach has credibility issues.  He needs to brush up on world history.

Which is probably why he’s so clueless about free speech and democracy.  Imagine the man who coached the Golden State Warriors to three world championships saying he wasn’t knowledgeable enough to comment on it.  Let’s see, Steve, citizens of Hong Kong are fighting for their freedom and lives from the Communists in China who want to extradite them to China any time the ancient Chinese Communist technocrats order it to be, and you’re not sure about the issue.  Hmmm … Steve, maybe that’s why you’re a basketball coach.  Keep dribbling and shut up.

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson says Steve Kerr is a phony.  “He’s brave when crowds applaud, but when money is at stake he shuts up and obeys like the cowardly little corporate stooge that he is.  It’s hard to imagine how a man like that can look himself in the mirror at night.  And yet he’s not alone.  Hardly.  There are countless Steve Kerrs in corporate America all of them happy to sell out their country.”

POPOVICH DEGRADES DONALD TRUMP

On Tuesday, San Antonio Spur head coach Greg Popovich was asked about the whole matter and offered his support for NBA Commissioner Adam Silver while trashing the President of the United States.  He said the NBA commissioner is a better leader than our President.

Keep in mind this all came about when the NBA tailor made their statement to China in which they called Morey’s support of Hong Kong protesters “inappropriate” and said they were “extremely disappointed” in the Rockets’ GM.

The NBA and Popovich could have supported Morey, which is a position one might have expected from the Spurs coach who has supported individual rights in the past.  But he stood for Silver instead, who stood for China – and Nike – while Steve Kerr feigned ignorance of the whole thing.

When confronted with the opportunity to champion freedom of speech Popovich instead chose to call the United States President a coward.  “All I did was make a comparison between Adam Silver’s show of principle and courage in a tough situation, as opposed to how our president reacts when in the company of authoritarian figures, whether it’s Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Russia or Turkey, whatever it is.  It comes off as really feckless, impotent, cowardly by comparison,” Popovich said.

Look in the mirror, Greg Popovich.

POPOVICH SUPPORTED KAEPERNICK

Funny how Popovich forgot to list China among the nations led by authoritarian figures.  Then again, Popovich supported former national anthem NFL kneeling quarterback Colin Kaepernick.  Disrespectful, elitist socialist supporters seem to flock together.

These are the same hypocrites who have called out President Trump when they didn’t approve of his behavior.  They’re the same ones who chose not to support Daryl Morey standing for democracy and freedom of speech.

And the NBA just preserves its business relationship with China.  Just like Kerr and Popovich.  And Colin Kaepernick and Nike.

I say buy a Houston Rockets jersey.  Support Daryl Morey.  And go Clippers.