Jon Gabriel, opinion contributor Published 7:00 a.m. ET Oct. 15, 2019 | Updated 1:46 p.m. ET Oct. 15, 2019
SportsPulse: Former NBPA Executive Director Charles Grantham lends his expertise while dissecting the situation between the NBA and China that has dominated the headlines in recent days. USA TODAY
The NBA may be ‘woke’ in America. But in China, NBA officials don’t want to risk their bank accounts to support Uighurs or protesters in Hong Kong.
This is hardly a controversial statement, especially not on the caustic and often profane platform of Twitter.
But these seven words ignited a firestorm of indignation, potentially destroyed millions in revenue, and revealed the shameful hypocrisy of both the National Basketball Association and corporate America