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Chinese Shoe Brand Anta Sports to Suspend NBA Contract Renewal Talks

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Pringles09, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Pringles09

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    The company said it "opposes any action that harms China's interests," per Reuters. Anta reportedly was "dissatisfied" with comments from Morey and league officials.

    Anta is operated in Jinjiang, China, and the company has contracts with a slate of NBA players. Warriors guard Klay Thompson is an Anta athlete, as is Lakers guard Rajon Rondo and Celtics forward Gordon Hayward. Anta is also a sponsor of boxer Manny Pacquiao.

    https://www.si.com/nba/2019/10/09/anta-sports-chinese-shoe-brand-suspends-ties-with-nba
     
  2. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Anta is basiclly 51% owned by the CCP so this is no surprise. I'd be more surprised to see a pair Anta shoes in person since no-one in America wears them.
     
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    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    Manny is Pinoy so he is good.
     
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    Morey is the reverse Rocky Balboa.
     
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    Okay.

    The CCP sure is stubborn.

    My guess is they know at some point the league will grovel.
     
  8. Texanasiafan

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    Klay Thompson had blocked Morey on Twitter after this news was out yesterday.
     
  9. TMac'n

    TMac'n Contributing Member

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    Lol, of course
     
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  11. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?
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    Now my question is, is Nike going to offer DM a shoe deal moving forward? And once they do, where can I purchase said shoes and for how much?
     
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    As more comes out about China's camps and its human rights abuses a lot of these guys are going to feel terrible (At least they should) about what they did for money...money they could have gotten anywhere else. Klay could probably get a Puma or UA deal right now if he wants to.
     
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    poor Bonzi

    http://bbs.clutchfans.net/index.php?threads/bonzi-signs-chinese-shoe-deal-saturday.139552/

    Poor Steve
    http://bbs.clutchfans.net/index.php?threads/ap-historic-chinese-shoe-deal-for-francis.136012/

    Poor Leslie
    http://bbs.clutchfans.net/index.php...st-30-million-in-chinese-shoe-company.131088/


    Oh wait, let me make that....

    Don't care

    Don't care

    Don't care

    I have never seen a pair of Anta's, I will never wear a pair of them. This has been true, and will continue to be true regardless of Hong Kong.
     
  15. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?
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    Good god can you dream of the marketing deal with UA? Both Splash bros under one house of shoes? The ads alone would kill.
     
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    Klay Thompsons' line of shoes were real bangerz, really great performers...oh well
     
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  17. heypartner

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    Sigh

    Isn’t this an NBA Dish thread.

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  18. Pizza_Da_Hut

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    Hey now, this is basketball AND it directly affects the rockets. If Klay doesn't sign with a sh!tty shoe brand, maybe he doesn't reaggravate his injury... and maybe he comes back stronger, faster, smarter. Maybe Nike develops a smart shoe that protects players from injury and beta tests it on Klay, and then his superior resilience puts the warriors back at being the darlings of the NBA. You don't know that can't happen... and all because Anta dropped him.
     
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    Just in case you are not joking.

    Klay resigning with GSW in the summer directly affected the Rockets more, but we put that news in The Dish.

    Come on. Everything to do with China doesn’t need to go in the GARM.
     
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  20. Texanasiafan

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    Let me be your closer :

    all that means, we may somehow able to sign Iguodala (a former GSW), I don't know how, but hey it is going to happen.

    See now its a Rockets' news.
     
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