DetroitPistons wrote:Awesome! Thank the Lord! Focus on sports, not politics.
Also, I hope no one is going to criticize ESPN for this. If most of us went around work talking about political issues that cost our company millions of dollars we would all be canned. I hope all sports media does the same and finds more appropriate ways to protest if they want without alienated people and compromising the fan base and league itself.
What exactly is politics though? Its not like there is was any controversy about talking about or showing 9-11 memorials at sporting events. The whole point of the Hong Kong protests is people fighting to maintain their freedom against a slowly encroaching tyrant menace. Everyone in the world should stand with them.
9/11 memorials at sporting events are relevant to sports because they take place at.... sporting events! That's not the same as talking about the reasons behind the 9/11 attacks or the subsequent response by the US military.
The Hong Kong protests should be talked about in regards to their relevancy to the NBA. That's what sports analysts are qualified to do. Being a sports analyst does not make you qualified to have an important discussion on air on a sports news show to talk about the non sports related aspects of this story. That discussion should be left to the endless number of media outlets that do make global affairs a main component of their programming.
ESPN is not qualified to talk about things that exist out of their range of expertise. I don't want a geopolitics analyst giving me his opinion on who will win MVP this year and I don't want SAS giving me his opinion on how to end the US-China trade war.