NBA commissioner Adam Silver wants to have a “mutual respect” with the Chinese government.
The NBA and China had a gigantic falling out when Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey had the audacity to express support for the freedom of people in Hong Kong. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
The Chinese government wanted Morey fired and many people, including LeBron James, seemingly sided with the Communist dictatorship over freedom-loving Americans.
Lakers’ LeBron James on NBA’s China controversy: “I don’t want to get into a … feud with Daryl Morey but I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at hand and he spoke.” pic.twitter.com/KKrMNU0dKR
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) October 15, 2019
Now, Silver wants the Chinese to respect the league while understanding things are a bit “different.”
Silver said the following when asked by Sean Gregory if the NBA’s relationship with China has improved at all, according to Sopan Deb:
You know, as I’ve said before, you know, we come to China with a certain set of core American values and principles. And I understand also they have a different form of government. And they have a different view of