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ESPN Writer Says ‘F*ck You’ to Josh Hawley for Calling Out the NBA’s Hypocritical Groveling to China

These sports personalities really hate America.

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ESPN writer Adrian Wojnarowski wrote “f*ck you” to Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) in response to his letter criticizing the NBA for groveling to China and refusing to support the U.S. military and law enforcement.

Hawley posted the response he received directly from Wojnarowski after issuing a press release on Twitter:

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“On July 3, the National Basketball Association (NBA) came to an agreement with the NBA players union allowing players to wear certain social and political messages on their jerseys, almost all aligned with the message of recent anti-police protests. Conspicuously missing from the list of approved phrases are any in support of the victims of the Communist Chinese Party (CCP), including the people of Hong Kong, whose remaining freedoms are being extinguished by the CCP’s newly-enacted national security law,” Hawley wrote in the letter.

“The league’s new policy suggests a newfound commitment to enhanced employee expression. But that free expression appears to stop at the edge of your corporate sponsors’ sensibilities. And for woke capital today, profits from the Chinese market are more popular than patriotism,” he continued.

“With your new policy, you have crossed the line of sanctioning specific political messages. There is no avoiding the work of clarifying the association’s values now. This is a time for you to make clear what your league believes about human rights and about the nation that is your home. Your silence on these questions speaks volumes,” Hawley added.

The full text of Hawley’s letter can be seen here:

Big League Politics has reported on ESPN’s bowing to China even while devoting copious amounts of time to anti-American programming on their network:

An internal ESPN memo mandated neutrality when dealing with the China-Hong Kong conflict after National Basketball Association general manager Daryl Morey made a pro-Hong Kong tweet last week that angered the Chinese government, according to a Deadspin report.

Morey, who is the general manager of the Houston Rockets team, wrote a tweet that was published on Oct. 4, saying, “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.” Although he deleted the comment shortly after he posted it, the backlash from China was immediate and severe.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver released a weak statement after the controversy grew, in an obvious attempt not to alienate the Chinese market that they see as a growing revenue stream.

“Over the last three decades, the NBA has developed a great affinity for the people of China. We have seen how basketball can be an important form of people-to-people exchange that deepens ties between the United States and China,” Silver said in his statement.

“At the same time, we recognize that our two countries have different political systems and beliefs. And like many global brands, we bring our business to places with different political systems around the world,” he added.

ESPN, the Disney-owned television network that has helped turn the NBA into a worldwide phenomenon, is taking a similarly pro-China stance regarding the conflict, and it is represented in their programming.

“Daryl Morey, a good man, an exceptional executive, and a conscientious human being, what were you thinking speaking up on this issue?” commentator Stephen A. Smith asked on his ESPN radio show. “It’s about a multitude of people that extends far beyond yourself that you have compromised because you had this insatiable appetite to disseminate a tweet. You don’t know better than that?”

Patriotic Americans built the professional sports industry into a global powerhouse, and now these entities are biting the hand that feeds in pursuit of raw profit.

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NBA, MLB Ratings Tank as Americans Tune Out of Social Justice Onslaught

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Major leagues such as the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball have struggled to attract their traditional audiences since beginning their seasons, with many speculating that an onslaught of social justice leftism presented to viewers has turned off sports fans from following.

Most NBA players have continued the ritual of kneeling for the National Anthem, raising questions as to why it’s even played before games when most in the arenas clearly don’t identify with it.

Even Major League Baseball, which leftists have been keen to castigate for insufficient allegiance to racial justice orthodoxy, bowed before the expectations of elite cultural liberals for American public life. The entire rosters of the Washington Nationals and New York Yankees kneeled before the anthem on opening day, a surprise to some, considering the playing of anthems before the game began as a tradition of baseball.

Many had assumed the viewing audiences of the major sports would swell in size, considering many Americans have little to no options for entertainment outside of a television or computer screen as the coronavirus pandemic continues. However, fans appear to be tuning out.

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The Athletic sportswriter Ethan Strauss confirmed that both MLB and NBA ratings have been wholly disappointing since the sports leagues resumed play.

The ratings dip didn’t seem to apply to sporting events less associated with racial justice, with Strauss observing that a golf event featuring conservative quarterback Tom Brady was highly watched.

It seems the multimillionaire professional athletes of these ball games failed to realize that the everyday American would simply tune out of a contrived lecture in which some of the most privileged people on the face of the Earth lecture them on their supposed “privilege.”

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