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More “Free Hong Kong” protesters at NBA-Chinese exhibition games

Maybe we aren’t sheep: A group of protesters showed up at a Washington Wizards exhibition game yesterday against a Chinese basketball team with more “Free Hong Kong” signs, chanting the same throughout the game.

NBA officials however continue to kowtow to China’s demand to squelch these American protests, in America:

During the pregame singing of the Chinese national anthem, there were additional protests, with activists holding up signs and yelling, “Free Hong Kong.” One couple displaying a Tibetan flag left after being confronted by security. Yells of “Free Hong Kong” continued to ring out over the course of the game, as protesters migrated to different sections of the arena.

Security confiscated a “Free Hong Kong” sign from a group of protesters sporting the t-shirts. Later in the first quarter, the protesters displayed a smaller sign reading “Google Uyghurs,”—referring to Chinese Muslims incarcerated in state prison camps—which was also confiscated. [emphasis mine]

Meanwhile, the satirical website, the Babylon Bee, captures the stupidity and anti-Americanism of the NBA perfectly: NBA Now Requiring All Players To Stand For Chinese National Anthem, adding that “Anyone who doesn’t comply will be shot, a beloved Chinese custom that should further smooth things over with the authoritarian regime.”

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  • Cotour

    I just finished listening to this:

    It gets mind numbing after about an hour, and you could go insane if you don’t take a break, but it clearly defines the NBA and the Chinese relationship. Really a commentary on how the world and America see and bow to China and all of their potential customers. And on top of that, Bloomberg is unable to see the Chinese president for life, Xi, as being a dictator. Amazing.

    Money makes everyone blind to some things at some times, and China, Communist China, creates the blindest of the blind. Not a positive indicator for the future for anyone on the planet.

  • wodun

    They would celebrate any protest of Trump or the climate or anything the left wing goes on about. I suspect they would treat a pro-life protester the same way as a Hong Kong protester.

    Money plays a role but the people who run these organizations are leftists and for decades we have been hearing from the luminaries in the Democrat party media about how we need to be more like China. Even in the space nerd community, China is celebrated and people describing China are ridiculed as paranoid and racist.

    Democrats have been working hard to turn the USA into something like China by corrupting government and demanding companies serve the party.

  • Cotour


    I do not agree with your characterization that ALL of these organizations, the NBA and other corporations, are Leftist. All they are as far as I can see related to China are business people who see a vast potential market and vast potential profits. And their ability to rationalize the surrender of their fundamental Rights and beliefs in exchange for the all mighty dollar. (Its not called the ALL mighty dollar for no reason.)

    I think you are being a bit too conspiratorial here, its not that complex. Its the money and only the money. As long as it is acceptable to do business with the Chinese solely on their terms then this condition will exist and persist.

  • Cotour


    Lebron James, mega American basketball star and human franchise, is a full throated supporter of political activist Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick is best known for kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racism against African Americans in the United States,but also fully supports the oppressive Chinese government?

    Kaepernick is best known for kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racism against African Americans in the United States. And Lebron supports him, but Lebron does not seem to care much at all about any other persons being brutalized by any other police in any other country or their racism? Does Lebron only care about African Americans and to hell with everyone else and their oppression? All in the name of the all mighty dollar?

    Thats what it looks like to me, what about you?

    And some people compare Lebron James to Muhammad Ali? Really? I do not see it, James it appears is bought and paid for, and no one was able to buy and pay for or break Ali for any amount. I liked Muhammad Ali.

    I don’t think that Lebron could carry Muhammad Ali’s “you know what strap”.

    Lebron does not get it, does he?

    Lebron is so shallow and of little substance, and this is a commentary about what some people think is a personal sacrfice and important in the world, specifically in America today. Lebron is a big man and is worth multiple millions of dollars who has failed in a big way. Sometimes, actually most of the time, I think its best for most people, specifically atheletes to not have much to say about just about everything. They are just not that sharp.

  • Cotour

    South Park has the correct attitude towards China, as opposed to the NBA and many others:

    (Cartoon adult language warning)

  • wayne

    In the Alternate Universe, 90,594,000 members of the ruling Chinese communist party, will be executed for their crimes against humanity.

    “I Wake Up Early” (Thinking About the Enemy)
    Jocko Willink / Akira the Don
    January 2019

  • Cotour

    Warfare, an excercise of power, and just another form of diplomacy in pursuit of an agenda, with blood.

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