NBA defends communism, slams freedom-loving NBA coach

Friday, October 11, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Chinese Commie PropagandaAn anti-communist organization argues that it is unacceptable for a great American organization like the National Basketball Association to be choosing censorship over free speech and American values. 

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morley ignited the wrath of the Chinese regime when he tweeted his support for the freedom protestors in Hong Kong, where police have used live ammunition on civilians. Morley deleted the tweet and the NBA said it was "regrettable" that the tweet had caused offense in China, and the Rockets said Morey's views did not represent those of the team. 

Communist activists in China actually protested the Houston Rockets – the team where 7’6” Chinese NBA star Yao Ming played eight years from 2002–2011 – over Morley’s tweet.

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation Executive Director Marion Smith condemned NBA leadership for condemning and shutting Morley’s free speech down.

"It's sad. It's alarming. It's also disgusting when Daryl Morley put out his tweet supporting the protestors in Hong Kong that the NBA's instinct was to come down on him like a ton of bricks and force him to issue an apology and to delete his tweet," Smith contended.

Smith also argues that it is very clear what the stance of the NBA has been under current commissioner Adam Silver – who has taken bold stands for the left in the past, including backing the LGBTQ community.

"To acquiesce to the demands of the Chinese Communist Party and to put pressure the members of their organization in the United States to not criticize the Chinese Communist Party [is wrong],” the anti-communist activist contended. “It's unacceptable for a great American sport and a great American organization like the NBA to be choosing censorship over free speech and American values." 

Smith believes the current controversy is going to have a very negative ramification for the image of the NBA in the United States.

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