NBA in China

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  1. srjclone

    srjclone Well-Known Member

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    You... you realize there is a CBA, correct? And like, 10 top-tier players have shoe deals with Chinese shoe companies? And it is thought to have the largest amount of basketball fans (300 million estimated) than anywhere else in the world?

    China and Basketball have been linked at the hip since Yao exploded onto the scene. They will not take over the NBA as far as best league in the world, but they can hamstring it by not broadcasting the product to that large of a majority of its fans. Hence, the NBA being so subservient.
     
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    I tend to agree -- as with any other profit-focused company, they'll do whatever marketing makes them the most money. Period. Guys sitting at the Board of Directors table don't give a flying f*** about Hong Kong or communist governments or gays, they just want money. Thus, the facade of caring to drum up more money.
     
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  3. cycfan1

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    It was a joke... one thing the Chinese can't copy and steal from US is genetics and superior sports leagues... so might have a little bit of leverage with this one.
     
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    I don’t think it’s hypocritical for any of the companies that have capitulated to China to allow their people the freedom to voice opinions on issues.

    I don’t want this to go to the cave, but I’m probably one of the more anti-capitalism posters there, so personally I’m happy to see more people are joining the “let’s not try to maximize profits at the expense of people” camp:p.
     
  5. Clonefan32

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    Somewhere Roger Goodell is laughing at Adam Silver.
     
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    Shut up and frack. Haha, all love to you to Spokane:).
     
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  7. srjclone

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    My apologies, probably should've known with the whole "clone genetics" line.. hahah
     
  8. srjclone

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    finally someone he can laugh AT someone, rather than constantly getting laughed at. Has to feel pretty good haha
     
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    I’ll stop my totally unbiased defense of the NBA now. I gotta go read some season previews. Can’t wait for the 22nd.
     
  10. isufbcurt

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    I am disappointed in Kerr and Pop being silent. They are 2 guys who have always spoken their stance and they are big enough names that the NBA isn't going to mess with them.
     
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    must have just got the email from repub.com?
     
  12. Clonefan32

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    I thought Steph's statement was much better. Basically that this was a complicated issue-- not so much the Hong Kong part, but the various interests at play with the NBA. Honestly, I'd find it refreshing if they'd just say there is an absolute ****-pot load of money on the line here so we all have to be careful what we say.
     
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    The thing is I don’t think The NBA needs China as much as China needs the NBA. The NBA will make a ton of money off the rest of the world. Sure losing that market hurts but it can survive that. China blocking the NBA with as many fans there as there are will lead to more resentment of their government. Why do people think that China has the power other than the NBA is to greedy to take a stand.
     
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  14. Clonefan32

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    Think you may be underestimating their impact:

    https://sports.yahoo.com/sources-nba-teams-planning-for-scenario-in-which-salary-cap-would-drop-due-to-situation-with-china-003037770.html
     
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    When it comes to China most companies have more in common with inflatable sex dolls than with actual self-determining businesses.
     
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    Define "need". Could they operate? Sure. Would the economic impact be felt for several years to come in terms of profitability, player salaries, player endorsements, etc? Yes.
     
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  18. srjclone

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    Sure they don't NEED China, but it would certainly take a hit financially. Pretty sure I read an article that talked about a reduction in salary cap if they lost China. An extreme, and not one that would cause the NBA to fail. But a serious hit all the same.

    Edit: clonefan beat me to it
     
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    Need=can they operate. The NBA is one of the few organizations that can take a stand against China if they want. It would definitely be painful and I don’t want to get into whether they should because that gets political but the NBA absolutely can ride that out longer than the Chinese government.
     
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    I should not have use SJW, it was a bad way to paraphrase the CNN reporter's question. I am hoping the rest of the post isn't directed at what I said, because leaping from SJW to Trump to saying I am suggesting free speech should be suppressed is far from anything I said in my post.

    China has a control issue, the NBA has a revenue partner issue, and the rest of the US sports world just got woken up to how much influence China is pressing on the world from a free speech standard. That is all I was slightly pointing out in that post.
     
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