Some journalists discovered the expulsion by the NBA when seeing what and what wasn’t allowed by the NBA.
The NBA has been outspoken about issues of “social justice” in the United States while overtly appeasing the Communist Party of China which it holds close ties.
For reference, the Communist Party of China is one of the greatest, if not the greatest abuser of human rights in the world.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
The National Basketball Association quietly backtracked its policy that forbade the text “FreeHongKong” on custom jerseys on its online store after severe blowback.
As the Washington Free Beacon reported Monday, the NBA did not allow the phrase on custom jersey orders but permitted a variety of other phrases, including anti-Semitic messages. As of Tuesday morning, however, “FreeHongKong” is allowed on jerseys.
Public perception of the NBA has taken a hit in the past week, as ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski emailed a profane message to Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) after the senator sent an open letter expressing concern about the NBA’s ties with China. NBA superstar LeBron James voiced support for Wojnarowski after ESPN suspended the reporter over the email.
“The truth is that your decisions about which messages to allow and which to censor—much like the censorship decisions of the CCP—are themselves statements about your association’s values,” Hawley’s statement reads. “If I am right—if the NBA is more committed to promoting the CCP’s interests than to celebrating its home nation—your fans deserve to know that is your view.”
It remains unclear if the NBA will admonish China for its human rights abuses.