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[The Jump] Adam Silver: China requested Daryl Morey's firing; We said "No Chance"

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Deuce, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance

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    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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    Gotta love it!
     
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  4. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance

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    China wanted Morey fired.

    And LeBron wanted Morey disciplined .
     
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    When he says, "...government and business...," what he isn't saying is that the "business" was actually Tillman.
     
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    We may have the most ethical/forward-thinking commissioner in professional U.S. sports.

    Granted, if he did fire Morey the backlash in the U.S. would be insane - but imagine if this happened in the NFL and China was a big partner.

    I really love what Silver has done throughout his time as commissioner.
     
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    FIFY

    And Tilman said "SHUT UP AND LISTEN! WE ARE NOT A POLITICAL ORGANIZATION!"
     
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    The message that would send would be unbelievably bad. LeBron could not be more selfish.

    This incident has done more to shed light on Hong Kong than anything else. How many Americans are now aware of the situation because of this? If China hadn't reacted this way, this tweet would have been just an unnoticed drop of water in an ocean.
     
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    Fire Morey?

    [​IMG]
     
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    But Kendrick Perkins said....

     
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    What about stealing a title from us? Like that too?

    And, who do you think is in HIS ear?
     
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    pure truth
     
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    I still don't understand it, Morey had to be drunk Tweeting.

    DD
     
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    It reminds me too much of Trump. He can't ignore when anyone even semi-famous criticizes him. By then people are paying attention to what otherwise would have faded quickly away, like a puffer-fart in the wind.

    Anyway, as if China gets to dictate terms of an American citizen's employment. Totalitarians. So thin-skinned.

    I am sure he would take it back if he could. Not that he was ethically wrong, but the ensuing s***-storm. Not worth it.
     
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    So the chinese government itself officially asked for his firing.

    So much for 'it's the real chinese fans who are angry, the government didn't do anything" :rolleyes:

    Can you imagine if your government asked for another country's sport team GM to be fired because of a simple tweet?
    I can't.
    Don't they have better things to do?

    So ridiculous.
     
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    Sounds like Lebron wants Morey to "shut up and dribble".
     
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    I agree this incident needs to be heard and the truth needs to be known.

    way too many people without knowing the facts are automatically assume it was the government’s fault and those rioters/protestors are correct. Just like how Moreys tweet was an uneducated tweet.

    the incident it’s not as simple as some may think it is. I could go on and on with the facts but I rather people see it themselves. See it with your own eyes.
     
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    And I want Fertitta to publicly back him.
     
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    You liked how he rigged all the games for Warriors to win? How he didn’t approve NENEs contract? How he created a team with 5 all stars and had the least amount of competitive balance ever?

    The only thing I like about Silver is how he handled this Morey situation.
     
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