Everyone wants to hear Kerr or Pop or other coaches and execs perspective. But we havent yet heard more from The Man himself. Theres no way he didnt know what he was doing. Theres no way he didnt know the repercussions. It was calculated. Two sentences. Nothing more, nothing less. He knows what China means to the Rockets. He know whats going on in Hong Kong, and he knows that injustice is wrong. And yet he still believed and followed through what he believed in. Balls of steel. This is bigger than basketball. Bigger than analytics. Bigger than money. The sacrifice of one man for the greater good of the entire humanity.
Likely bc he wants to keep his job. That new owner may have him shot if he says anything else
Honestly because he was only supporting Hong Kong to be a cheeky bastard on twitter. Obviously he believes in democracy, but he didnt want all this attention. Which is why he shut up about it and went full both sides lol. Also why the Chinese made a mista