QRich3 wrote:It's sad that no one at all in the whole league stood with Morey. I don't have enough information about the Hong Kong situation to take a stance either way, but the fact that such an innocuous statement by Morey was met with such a disproportionate reaction and a country wide boycott of anything he's tangentially related to, says a lot about the situation.
Really bad look for Silver and everyone in the league, I understand it's a business that has to protect their interests, but this was a pretty clear situation, and now their image is gonna take a big hit locally because of the fear they had of losing the China market.
Good on Morey for not backtracking even when he's forced to make a public apology.
Took a few days, but I tip my hat off to Silver's response in that press conference. Really tricky issue with big stakes that go way beyond sports, but I think Silver's handled this as well as it can reasonably be expected.
The league's gonna take a big hit though, and for us fans, this thing with China will have big consequences in the salary cap and next CBA's negotiations. There will be a lot less money to share and we'll have to see how this affects the league's configuration.