Vaclac wrote:Red_Claw wrote:Isn't there another way to send a message other than producing pure chaos? These sort of protest really set things back instead of moving them forward. Bringing politics (international no less) into a game was Morey's only mistake and this protest only repeats that mistake.
He didn't bring politics into a game. It would be a more fair criticism to say politics should have no place in the game if he made a statement during a game or at some event that was actually affiliated with the NBA. He used his personal twitter. What other way should he have sent this message? I think this fact really highlights that the "chaos" was not caused by Morey's decision, but by China's decision to react apoplectically to it. To believe that Morey bears responsibility for the chaos requires a belief that he, merely by being employed by the NBA, had a duty to self-censor completely, even when speaking just for himself in a way that has nothing really to do with the NBA. It ought to be clear that that standard is not one we would like to apply across the country.
I'm pretty sure every executive in every realm of business ever has had a clause in their contract stipulating that your public conduct IS reflective of your association with said business, and that you can be fired for bringing disrepute or negative attention to said business. It's standard practice. Then there's also NDAs which are rampant. There's a reason most CEOs and CFOs don't tweet or publicly express politically, religiously, or culturally sensitive material.