Sometimes appeasing everyone isn’t the answer. Nike showed it was okay to take sides since most of their customers either are black or empathisize and white republicans weren’t buying their shoes at a rate anyways. Is empowering and supporting American values and this your American fans over the Chinese a calculated gamble by Silver?
The difference is demographics. 60yr old white men arent the tennis shoes demographic. But NBA watchers more lean minority, international, younger audience and these people do care (or at least keyboard warrior level care) about human rights and democracy
Its a business. No one wants to stand against China if its going to cost them cash. China knows this and that shows in how they are not even attempting to hide their censorship. China knows their global influence has enough extension to control major comp
No gamble because the existing revenue is still higher than potential revenue
Iâ€™m still waiting to see if Nike will weigh in considering they run on China
Are you serious? Nike isnâ€™t saying anything.
Trump got his Tradewarâ€”and semi organically at that