Yes some things are bigger than basketball. But this is a historic night for the fans and the city. Bringing politics into this night would certainly bring unnecessary vibe in the crowd, where we should all be celebrating the team's first (and maybe only) championship.
You want to hand out the shirts on the 2nd game? Be my guest. But not on the night where fans have been looking forward to seeing the championship raised up. Alot of us have been waiting since the team's inception to see this happen.
I'd love to hear how t-shirts would ruin your enjoyment. I'm not sure what 'unnecessary vibe' means either.
Sounds awfully 'first world problems' to me.
The equivalency of talking about China as talking about politics is also tiresome. Right and wrong isn't politics.
I think places like Canada, which is and has been a great place to live for such a long time, have a side effect of having the society develop into a kind of bubble. A lot of people who think the world is more secure than it is and self-rights itself more than it does, and also a lot of people who assume the way of life they're accustomed to can never be challenged. Because to this point in their lives, it never really has. The result is a place where people talk about the size of notches on their cell phones, or maybe someone's t-shirt ruining their vibe.
I'm also a part of 'alot of us', the day one fans, btw. It doesn't bother me one bit, in fact it would make me super proud if our fans made a statement, and I'd enjoy the night even more. Don't pretend to speak for anyone else but yourself.