The Dark Truth About the NBA and Communist China

Two years ago, Fox News host Laura Ingraham told NBA star, LeBron James, to give politics a rest and “shut up and dribble.”

Ingraham, perhaps like much of America, was not interested in the political opinions of someone who gets paid millions of dollars a year to “bounce a ball”. Can’t say that I disagree, Laura.

Unsurprisingly, woke America went into overdrive. After all, somewhere along the way, sports stars became the martyrs of social justice nobody asked for but we got anyway.

Two years later, little has changed. But instead of shutting up and dribbling, the NBA has subjected America to perhaps the country’s most bizarre Black Lives Matter demonstration. One where athletes risk nothing but appear to view themselves as Martin Luther King in sneakers.

Players sport anti-racist slogans on their jerseys. “Black lives matter” is painted all over the stadiums. Players who choose not to kneel for the flag are demonized, turning to half-baked apologies and excusing their love for the United States.

Everyone – from LeBron James to Clippers coach Doc Rivers – is sending a clear-cut message: racism and human rights abuses are indefensible.

Unless, of course, the country promoting that racism and those abuses is China.

Amongst the preaching and feigned activism, it is most interesting that the newly woke NBA players have little to say about the country that commits some of the most heinous human rights abuses the world over.

But why would they? Their rage only extends as far as the White House.

In October 2019, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey posted a sapless tweet in support of the Hong Kong democracy protests. Without delay, NBA games were stricken from Chinese TV, its merchandise pulled off shelves. With millions of dollars on the line, NBA leaders quickly reneged on their support for Hong Kong, turning a blind eye to the Chinese Communist Party’s heavy-handed approach to the democracy demonstrations.

We must have missed LeBron James’s rage tweeting on that one.

But the brave citizens of Hong Kong aren’t the only ones in the crosshairs. China, with its authoritarian human rights abuses, has been hard at work. It has recently busied itself annexing Indian territory to expand its totalitarian empire. In June, Chinese soldiers bludgeoned 20 Indians to death as their military moved into northern India.  

However, the Chinese Empire isn’t content invading only India. It’s presently building islands in the Philippines’ territorial waters; an action which the international court of justice recently ruled illegal. It’s also pressuring the peaceful Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan to cede land, in addition to attempting to claim territory from Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia in the south China sea. In case that wasn’t enough, China has also threatened the nations of Japan and Taiwan with war over territory China wishes to control.  

If nothing else, 2019 crystallized how unwilling the NBA is to stand up for anything – least of all legitimate racism.

But besides abandoning support for any of the Asian nations under China’s boot, the NBA is apparently fine with concentration camps and ethnic cleansing. Who would have thought?

For an organization so concerned about equal treatment, one would think they’d take a stand against the systematic extermination of the Uyghurs – a central Asian ethnic minority from West China.

While the Chinese Communist Party imprisons Uyghur men in concentration camps, the women are sterilized and their child are sold into slave labor. You guessed it – the same slave labor that has allegedly given NBA players those neat Nike kicks they’re paid millions of dollars to wear.

China has secured billion-dollar relationships with the NBA and its players, effectively circumventing any and all criticism the organization might have for the heinous racism and exploitation that goes on across the pond.

To our Martin Luther Kings in sneakers, black lives might matter, but clearly not Asian lives. Apparently, Uyghurs and Indians aren’t a ‘people of color’ who figure into the NBA’s racial calculus. 

But slave labor and poorly made tennis shoes aside, this selective activism is yet to be exercised for Chinese athletes who train at NBA-established academies in China. Allegedly, students were abused and not provided schooling. A former employee compared the environment in one of the academies to “World War II Germany”.

That doesn’t sound awfully progressive at all.

The outrage of the NBA is performative at best. It is little more than a money-making racket designed to sell more slave-labor made products and merchandise, all on the back of legitimate suffering and racism in china.

If players like LeBron James genuinely cared about slavery, racism, human rights, then the first place he would look to address those issues is China instead of putting profit ahead of principles. 

 

26 COMMENTS

5 6 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
26 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Tom
Tom
26 days ago

It is simply money. Close the NBA and let these egotistic nothings go to live in China. They will be pleading to come back. Say NO’.

Robert
Robert
26 days ago
Reply to  Tom

If they want communism so bad either force them to China or give them a taste by taxing their salaries 99%. Or even just all sponsor money from outside the U.S including the leaguee.

kbhret
kbhret
25 days ago
Reply to  Tom

Take s k a n k e r rapper cardi b to China too!!!
See how well received she is by communist China with her new hit rap wonder song about wet azz putang.
Biden’s daughter and millions more white girls worship her.

Bernie 99
Bernie 99
26 days ago

They are in it for the power they feel, nothing more.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
26 days ago

It’s no longer a basketball show. It’s political propaganda. What idiot wants to watch the same three-word message for two hours? Most of us who resent being force fed by a bunch of illiterate millionaires will never watch more than the time it takes to change the channel. And game attendance? Not a chance ever again.

RangerEDGE5
RangerEDGE5
26 days ago

I just wonder what these clueless people like LeBron, Killary and others hope to achieve selling themselves and the country to the likes of China? Maybe we should have let Japan wipe the floor with them THEN step in

vladimir
vladimir
26 days ago

Go swallow all your libby snow flake male friends and earn even more .

kbhret
kbhret
25 days ago
Reply to  vladimir

Lol

pete
pete
26 days ago

The first thing “they” pro athletes should do is look into their hearts and put their $$$ into assisting black and minority communities.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
26 days ago

In our household, ALL SPORTS are BANNED FOREVER! Don’t want to hear uneducated grown men complaining about stupidity while making multimillions and living lavish lives.
The rest of America is working to support their families and stay above water.
They contribute NOTHING TO SOCIETY!

Robert
Robert
26 days ago

Same in my house. If we watch any sports it’s local high school.

LMB
LMB
26 days ago

These sports groups are on my S-list, along with ESPN!!! No sports for this family!!!

Ralph ORMSBEE
26 days ago

NBA are all non American and work for China

Robert
Robert
26 days ago

Quit watching those communist pigs along time ago. When is the government going to ban Chinese sponsorship of anything in the U.S? Just cut all ties so then and let them have the NBA along with Pelosi and the socialist Democrat party.

Willie
Willie
26 days ago

I will never watch any professional sports again for the rest of my life. I’m totally done with those morons. I just hope enough people stop watching and buying that it makes a difference in their profits and salaries. Hurt em where is matters, in their wallets and bank accounts.

Sam
Sam
26 days ago

Black Olives Matter.

Russ Remmert
Russ Remmert
25 days ago

nba and the illegal from Kenya need to leave if unhappy neither would be a loss

CrustyOldGeezer
CrustyOldGeezer
25 days ago

How about the COMMUNITIES THAT FUNDED AND BUILT THE ARENAS Raise the rent to around 1200% of current levels?

football and baseball stadiums generally run a quarter BILLION in TAXPAYER MONEY to build and operate with little, IF ANY actual return to the BENEFIT OF THE TAXPAYERS.

The local governments ‘justify’ the expenditures through “Intrinsic Returns”.

So the teams can INTRINSIC their way to China and stay there!

CrustyOldGeezer
CrustyOldGeezer
25 days ago

What this site really NEEDS is a subroutine that spots and flags the “I earn a million dollars and hour posts” and delete them.

Thomas Bodine
Thomas Bodine
25 days ago

Numskulls Blowhard Association

Thomas Bodine
Thomas Bodine
25 days ago

Numskull Blowhards Association

ProBiz Conservative
ProBiz Conservative
25 days ago

“Black Lives Matter” ONLY when convenient to “The Cause”. Never hear word one about all of the Black-on-Black murders that happen daily in many major cities like Chicago and Baltimore…

Thomas Bodine
Thomas Bodine
24 days ago

Low IQ uneducated hood-rats don’t know what communism is only the color of money.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
24 days ago
Reply to  Thomas Bodine

Oh boy, you really hit the nail on the head.
Look at LaaaaBraun idiot james.
Has homes everywhere, with gates of course.
Thought he might want to let all those downtrodden people of color and brown skin move into his mansions. Or at least camp out on his expansive lawns. Hahaha. IDIOTS!!! Every single one of them.

butch t
butch t
21 days ago

It truly is the truth. What a joke, I personally wouldn’t watch a NBA game if they paid me money to watch them. They’re a joke.

Ralph ORMSBEE
18 days ago

I can not understand how any American can stand them self’s for going to or even watching pro ball of any kind they support everything that our Veterans have went to war to stop or slow down. I would not and have not in my life time watched or went to or would even carry a conversation about them or the games

Must Read

‘Moonraker’ Star, Actor Michael Lonsdale Dead at 89

1
The actor who played James Bond's evil nemesis Hugo Drax in the classic film 'Moonraker,' Michael Lonsdale, has died at the age of 89. In...