The Donelson Files@Donelsonfiles·7mFor years the NBA was the social warrior league, willing to take stances against what their coaches and owners viewed as injustice. The recent China-NBA has exposed something ugly.
The NBA is not the only businesses kowtowing to the Chinese but Charles Barkley in a statement defending the NBA made it clear. It is about the billion of dollars the NBA has at stake. Barkley is not wrong and while you may disagree with his stance, he is being truthful.
The question that will be raised, does this hurt the moral authority of the league, players and coaches who speak out on other issues. I would say yes, others may disagree.
NBA is not the only business that has surrender to the Chinese but it does show a disturbing trend, the number of companies willing to censor themselves to keep making billions. Chinese have succeeded in getting Americans give up principles for money.
We are getting a taste of what Chinese dominated world will look like. It will be a dark age for liberty and rise of National socialistic or fascist states throughout the world, subservient to China.
As for American companies, the very people who were the biggest defenders of free market will look askew at these companies and capitalism in general when they see companies giving up their freedom for almighty dollars.
For years the NBA was the social warrior league, willing to take stances against what their coaches and owners viewed as injustice. The recent China-NBA has exposed something ugly.