If KD took the stand as the NBA player to support Hong Kong, he would be glorified among most American NBA fans and would restore his image. Perfect opportunity right now.
Joseph Tsai would kill him in his sleep
If not him Nike 100% would
I hope Joe Tsai tries to cut KD, the fallout would be glorious
Joe Tsai is actually Taiwanese. Ridiculous huh
So he should take a stand for the sake of repairing his image and not because he genuinely cares about the atrocities in China.
OP is just saying what would happen, not that it would be for the right reasons.
I dont think Nike would like that.
I actually agree with this. Itd instantly make him the bravest and more likeable nba player
Spoiler alert: he wont. Youll get maybe a couple fringe guys at best, but >95% of the league will say nothing. The fact of the matter is that most of them value their money over the freedom of people they have little in common with.
God I can’t stand this take. Is players speaking up going to give people their freedom? If LeBron speaks up tomorrow, is the Chinese government just going to say “Oh shit, our bad. Gonna grant full Hong Kong independence now, might even free Uighurs
Public stance is the BEGINNING to actual change. If nobody took a public stance, America would still have slaves.
No but it would bring a lot more attention to the issue and maybe cause a larger movement. Call me dumb but I had no idea about what was going on in China until Morey said something. Imagine what would happen if someone of Lebron’s magnitude spoke up
Funny you say this, If nobody in history took that "Public Stance" who knows what the world would look like. America would probably still be a colony of the British Islands.
Precisely. By taking a public stance, the only thing they have changed is losing their own money. It would be great if theyd show support like the average redditor does, but they stand to lose a lot more.
Dude if you’ve listened to KD he loves money, he says anything about this he could stand to lose A LOT of money. He won’t say anything
The great unwokening of r/nba has just been an absolute joy to watch.
I know it’s not practical to take a stand on every issue. I also know that even taking a stand will likely not result in change regardless of the size one’s platform. But we can’t act surprised that the world is the way it is when it’s our collect
What a spineless worm you are
so youre saying nobody should speak out for whats right if they stand to go from being incredibly unbelievably wealthy to just unbelievably wealthy. interesting take.
Bro stop making sense, this is an anti-China circlejerk sub
Just let him hoop, man. Some guys in sports are made for activism, some are just there for the sport. If anything it’d be out of character for him to have any stance on anything, he’s just in this to play ball and that’s fine.
His owner is literally the Chinese spy in the NBA 0% chance this happens
I’d rather defect to China
No it wouldn’t
Joseph Tsai and Nike are gonna fuck him up if that happens.
Good try :)
Nah he should leave Morey to do his own bidding cause Morey damn sure wasnt out here defending his decisions.
Censored by reddit lol
KD probably has no clue where Hong Kong is on a map. And neither do 99% of Americans
Truly the hardest road. Oh wait KD youre typing out in support of China right now. Oh youre just doing whats best for you? Ohhhok
these posts are killing me. please let the season start.
nah cause hes a clown