It seems most people jumped to the conclusion that these usually outspoken coaches are holding back criticism of China and support for their colleagues because they’re licking the NBA’s boots. While this issue does possibly have huge ramifications for the NBA at large, most people are not considering the impact they could have on their own players. I love what Morey did and wish more people would speak out, but no coach is going to risk potentially millions of dollars for the players they coach. You can tell this is hard for them in that they want to speak out, but it’s an extremely difficult decision to take money out of your colleagues pockets. I’m not saying this is necessarily the right decision, but it’s much more nuanced than many are giving credit for.
I promise you the NBA has told them to be careful with what they say before it escalate further. Why donâ€™t we wait until all our guys are home before people speak out again. Just saying.
I think we all agree itâ€™s all about the money. NBA superstars make more money off the court than they do on it.
People realized that, but people who donâ€™t have bank accounts or friends said theyâ€™d throw it all away for a country you donâ€™t give a fuck about.