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(People's Daily Online)Have you ever heard of Yao Ming? This Chinese basketball player became an international star for the NBA’s Houston Rockets, helping the professional basketball league gain popularity and influence in China and around the globe. Thanks to Yao Ming, the Rockets reaped the benefits of the huge Chinese market.

In the later stages of Yao’s career with the NBA, Daryl Morey became the general manager of the Rockets. However, the general manager of the team has changed the way that many people see the professional basketball team and the NBA, after he posted the following message on social media: “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.”

Morey posted the message on the morning of Oct. 5, following a very dark night of chaos and violence in the special administrative region of Hong Kong, as radical protesters conducted extreme acts to paralyze the city and terrify its residents.

Since June, radical protesters in Hong Kong have escalated their violence against police officers and even ordinary people. They have repeatedly defaced and burned the national flag and have even called on foreign governments to interfere in Hong Kong’s affairs, challenging China’s national sovereignty and security and violating the bottom line of the “One Country, Two Systems” framework.

Week after week, radical protesters have thrown petrol bombs and bricks at police in Hong Kong, destroyed businesses, set fires, shut down the mass transportation system, and have even attacked Mandarin-speaking Chinese.

Morey ignored all this and stood with the mob.

His move shows that the Rockets is two-faced: make money from China but also attack China.

The message he posted on social media is exactly the slogan that certain demonstrators in Hong Kong have shouted in their effort to challenge the “One Country, Two Systems” model and try to split Hong Kong from the mainland.

It is not hard to see what Morey meant to say with this move, and his wrong and shameful post on social media quickly attracted attention. In response to the huge backlash, Morey removed it. Despite this, Morey’s comment has made Chinese fans angry. Under his other posts, thousands of netizens have responded to his support for the radical protesters in Hong Kong who are trying to tear the country apart with extreme violence, and many netizens have reminded him that Hong Kong is a part of China.

In response, Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta said that Morey “does NOT speak for the Houston Rockets,” and he stressed that they “are NOT a political organization.” Despite his effort to distance the team from Morey, we are still face with the situation that Morey has clearly offended Rockets fans in China.

On Weibo, well-known basketball commentator Yang Yi expressed his opinion on this. He wrote that some institutions, like the one Morey serves in, have long gained from China, pointing out that Rockets have received countless sponsors from China in the past 17 years and ESPN has made at least $10 million per year in China in the past four years. China should make them a price, Yang said, concluding, “You cannot make money from China while insulting the country.”

Businesspeople all over the world should know that Hong Kong is a part of China, and anyone who touches the bottom line of the Chinese people should not get away with it.

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Post time 2019-10-8 00:57:29 |Display all floors
Let him move to HK and let’s see how well he does there. And let the HK rioters move to the USA and let’s see how well they do over there. Both of them profit off China but can’t stand China. You can’t have your cake and eat it too.

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Post time 2019-10-9 10:52:10 |Display all floors
"let the HK rioters move to the USA and let’s see how well they do over there"

Wasn't there a very famous Chinese basketball player who did quite well in USA ? Now a Party member ?

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Post time 2019-10-9 12:43:21 |Display all floors
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Let him move to HK and let’s see how well he does there. And let the HK rioters move to the USA and ...

re: 'And let the HK rioters move to the USA and let’s see how well they do over there.'

   Here's an example how they'll do over there ---(should they ever reach such age)...

    Homeless HK man ( Uncle Kwok) mourned after NY Chinatown killing.
   An 83-year-old immigrant from Hong Kong was remembered as a "gentle'' and "kind'' man after he was identified as one of four homeless victims bludgeoned to death with a metal rod as he slept on a street in New York's Chinatown.

Kok Chuen was quiet and well-known to people in the area, according to other homeless men in the neighborhood.
   The city's medical examiner identified two other victims, 55-year-old Nazario Vazquez Villegas and 49-year-old Anthony Manson. The identity of the fourth victim is still unknown.

All four died of blunt impact head trauma with skull fractures and brain injury. A fifth man, David Hernandez, 49, was left in critical condition.


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