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  1. #1
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    Morey's job security moving forward...

    Reading the stories about Fertitta 'distancing the team from Morey' and the CBA now suspending ties with the Rockets - you get the feeling that the almighty dollar is more powerful than political principle - pathetic.

    So, that being *known* - how long til Morey loses his job in a desperate attempt to appease the communists? Let's not beat around the bush .. it's capitalism vs communism - the weapon of choice is clearly commercialism.
    Last edited by Snakeyestx; 10-07-2019 at 09:42 AM.

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    Just read up about this. I’m a cunthair away from telling Fertitta to stick it. Basketball is the last sport that I watch and care about but this prick is escalating my apathy. I knew once the Harden years were done, the Rockets would suck because this cheap bastard only cares about money but it looks like.........

    Whatever.

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    https://www.prosportsdaily.com/artic...ct-593733.html

    The LEAGUE backs Morey .. the OWNER, and the TEAM do not.

    That is incredibly telling. Today even lawmakers agree - we, the world created this. We quietly used China as the worlds "cheap labor" manufacturer and turned paupers into princes, and only now are they saying "We shouldn't be doing this, we should NOT be supporting a puppet regime hellbent on oppressing their people." Well, it's a little too late for that now geniuses.

    I was pretty close to sharing Saddletramp's opinion - I was ready to say "to hell with this" but Adam Silver may have saved this season, and this sport I've been a hyperactive fan of for nearly 30 years. The next few days will tell.

    (Note : I have no idea why it says "D'Antoni" in the topic headline, I didn't put that there, and I've tried editing it twice)

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    I think you guys are overreacting a bit about Fertitta's comments on the situation. He said what he had to say in that moment, in my opinion. And he actually said he has no issues whatsoever with Morey the very next day. All he did say was the Rockets are a politics-free organization, and Morey's thoughts are his own and do not represent the team. Seems pretty reasonable for a businessman.

    And the CBA (actually the whole China - from sponsors to the government) has cut ties with the whole league, not just the Rockets. If they continue to do so, the Rockets might be more affected than some franchises because of their strong link with the Chinese market, but the NBA as a whole will take a hit.

    With that said, Morey's job seems safe. Before Silver's comments, maybe not, but now it's an NBA issue, not just a Rockets issue, and it looks far more unlikely that Morey would be the fall guy to make everything alright, which was probably what they wanted. Send a message that they're not to be messed with, someone gets fired, and things are back to normal. Silver called their bluff and it's a much broader issue now.

    Also, Morey just signed a huge new deal. Firing him would only add to the losses.

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    Looks like China is starting to calm down a little bit as they see their bullying tactics didn’t work like they almost always do.

    Still, while the Chinese government has been on the attack over the last several days as it seeks an apology from the NBA over Daryl Morey‘s tweet supporting Hong Kong protestors, Keith Bradsher and Javier C. Hernandez of The New York Times report that the government attempted on Thursday to tamp down on public anger toward the league.

    According to the Times duo, the Chinese government seems to be reevaluating its all-out campaign against the NBA due to concerns in Beijing that the situation is hurting China’s image and interests globally. Editors at state-run news outlets have now been told to avoid fanning the flames on the NBA controversy “for fear that it might become overheated,” per Bradsher and Hernandez, who cited three journalists.
    https://www.hoopsrumors.com/2019/10/...post-id=141100

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