According to the Federal Election Commission, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who is seen by many as a puppet to Communist China, donated the maximum possible amount to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
“Listed on Page 817 of the report, Silver even listed his occupation as ‘NBA/Commissioner,” Outkick the Coverage reports.
The donation comes as no surprise considering Biden is known for going easy on Communist China.
Silver has a history of left-wing behavior. In 2019, Silver opposed the word “owner,” saying that it shouldn’t be used to describe someone who owns the team: “We moved away from that term years ago … I don’t want to overreact to the term because, as I said earlier, people end up twisting themselves into knots avoiding the use of the word owner. But, we moved away from that term years ago in the league … We call our team owners ‘Governor of the team’ and ‘alternate Governor.’”
Check out what Clay Travis had to say about Silver’s use of politics in the NBA: “If the NBA players, coaches and commissioner want to argue the league should be making political statements in this country, which they clearly are with names on the back of jerseys changed to player causes and ‘Black Lives Matter’ spelled out on the court itself, how in the world can the league express respect for communist Chinese values while tearing down American values?”
Silver is clearly a puppet to Communist China considering the NBA fails to condemn them for their oppressive behavior.
Back when China was taking over Hong Kong, Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey came under fire for tweeting, “Fight For Freedom. Stand With Hong Kong.”
The Ringer reported, “After general manager Daryl Morey expressed support in a since-deleted tweet for pro-democracy efforts in Hong Kong, the Chinese government, the Chinese Basketball Association, and various Chinese businesses quickly denounced Morey and moved to sever ties with the Rockets. As a consequence, league sources told The Ringer that Rockets ownership has debated Morey’s employment status and whether to replace him.”
Read what NBA chief communications officer Mike Bass had to say in response to Morey’s tweet:
We recognize that the views expressed by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey have deeply offended many of our friends and fans in China, which is regrettable. While Daryl has made it clear that his tweet does not represent the Rockets or the NBA, the values of the league support individuals’ educating themselves and sharing their views on matters important to them. We have great respect for the history and culture of China and hope that sports and the NBA can be used as a unifying force to bridge cultural divides and bring people together.
Daryl Morey later issued an apology: “I did not intend my tweet to cause any offense to Rockets fans and friends of mine in China. I was merely voicing one thought, based on one interpretation, of one complicated event. I have had a lot of opportunity since that tweet to hear and consider other perspectives. I have always appreciated the significant support our Chinese fans and sponsors have provided and I would hope that those who are upset will know that offending or misunderstanding them was not my intention. My tweets are my own and in no way represent the Rockets or the NBA.”
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