Daryl Morey Has Displeased China with His Talk of Freedom in Hong Kong

Published on 6-Oct-2019 by Raoul Duke

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Daryl Morey Has Displeased China with His Talk of Freedom in Hong Kong

Sports and politics are frequently mixing these days, much to the chagrin of the masters of the universe in power.

Daryl Morey, in a moment of humanity that was ultimately misguided, spoke his mind online about the volatile state of affairs in Hong Kong.

The Houston Rockets' well-regarded GM came out in support of the pro-democracy movement that's currently taking place in a country still under the thumb of China.

Here's dude's scandalous personal opinion:

 

As you can see, this opinion was greeted with complete horror from many concerned interests, including the Rockets themselves.

Team owner Tilman Fertitta -- whose name we should definitely discuss at a later date -- quickly ordered the tweet to be deleted.

While Morey complied, brows had already been furrowed in the People's Republic of China, a regime that would just assume see this whole freedom craze fizzle out.

 

The Chinese Basketball Association didn't waste much time, immediately suspending relations with the Rockets.

Sadly, other Chinese interests are following their lead.

Even sadder still, Morey was forced to explain something that shouldn't require an explanation:

 

 

The normally progressive NBA has also issued a statement:

 

This is all so very depressing:

 

There have been reports indicating that Morey's job could be in jeopardy, which would really be an insult to our intelligence.

 

Well put.