The National Basketball Association (NBA) is under fire following an ESPN report detailing the heinous condition of the league’s youth camps in communist China.
“American coaches at three NBA training academies in China told league officials their Chinese partners were physically abusing young players and failing to provide schooling, even though commissioner Adam Silver had said that education would be central to the program,” ESPN wrote in their bombshell report.
“One former league employee who worked in China wondered how the NBA, which has been so progressive on issues around Black Lives Matter and moved the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, over a law requiring transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to the sex listed on their birth certificates, could operate a training camp amid a Chinese government crackdown that also targeted NBA employees,” ESPN added.
It is unclear whether or not NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who recently maxed out a donation to Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, knew about the horrifying conditions at the camps.
One of the camps operated in the Chinese city of Xinjiang, which is allegedly the hub of China’s many concentration camps. The NBA sent out a brief ordering their employees not to comment on the scandal and to feign ignorance if approached by ESPN.
An anonymous employee told ESPN that working the youth camps was like being in “World War II Germany,” with another claiming that it was “a sweat camp for athletes.” A former coach stated that “we were basically working for the Chinese government.” Many coaches reportedly quit the camps out of protest because of how badly the young players were being abused. One coach said that a Chinese coach threw a basketball in the face of a young man and then “kick[ed] him in the gut.”
“Imagine you have a kid who’s 13, 14 years old, and you’ve got a grown coach who is 40 years old hitting your kid,” the coach said. “We’re part of that. The NBA is part of that.”
The NBA attempted to deflect blame after being forced to address the camps.
“We weren’t responsible for the local coaches, we didn’t have the authority. We don’t have oversight of the local coaches, of the academic programs or the living conditions,” NBA deputy commissioner and chief operating officer Mark Tatum said.
Big League Politics has reported on how the NBA has chided patriotic Americans while pushing marxist tropes at the behest of China:
When the National Basketball Association (NBA) makes its return, they will paint “Black Lives Matter” on the courts during all remaining games of the season, ESPN has learned.
The NBA plans to make its return in late July at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fl. after suspending their season due to COVID-19 concerns. The WNBA is also considering painting the slogan on their court during their upcoming season (not that anyone really cares about that).
“Players have insisted that the fight for racial equality and social justice be a central part of the NBA’s return to play and the WNBA’s new season,” ESPN reports.
This comes following news that NBA players will likely be allowed to put left-wing messages on their jerseys when play resumes. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul, who works as president of the National Basketball Players Association, made the announcement over the weekend.
“We’re just trying to continue to shed light on the different social justice issues that guys around our league continue to talk about day in and day out,” Paul told ESPN’s The Undefeated. “People are saying that social justice will be off of everybody’s mind in Orlando. With these jerseys, it doesn’t go away.”
“The guys I talked to were definitely excited,” Paul added. “The reason I’m passionate and excited about it is that it gives a voice to the voiceless. It also gives guys a chance to shine a light on something they are passionate about. Otherwise, they may not have been given a chance to express themselves.”
The NBA has gone ultra-woke following the death of serial felon George Floyd.
The NBA is steeped in hypocrisy, in bed with a totalitarian state while turning their backs on the Americans who made them into a powerhouse.
Cheater Lance Armstrong’s Store Forbids Sale of Bicycles to Austin Police Department
He’s a real moral authority.
A bicycle store in Austin, Texas owned by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong announced it would no longer sell bikes to the Austin Police Department, taking offense at the way that the city’s police department had treated the Black Lives Matter movement during recent protests in the city.
“It was a staff-wide store decision,” said general manager Will Black. “It’s something we discussed for a pretty good length of time to make sure we were all on the same page and doing the right thing. All of us were uncomfortable with what’s going on. It’s all the people who work at the bike shop.”
Mellow Johnny’s is owned by Tour de France champion(a title since revoked) Lance Armstrong. While the business appears willing to castigate its local police department for supposed abuses, its entire public image and incentive structure is based upon the legacy of a man who took performance-enhancing drugs to secure an undue advantage for his own competitive gain.
The company announced it would no longer provide bikes to the Austin police in a tweet earlier this week.
— mellowjohnnys (@mellowjohnnys) August 6, 2020
Mellow Johnny’s states in the announcement that they still expect the police to protect them from alleged threats the business has been receiving.
Mellow Johnny’s has adopted a marketing technique of pandering to cultural liberals before, trying to insulate the business from any transactions with companies that sell and manufacture firearms.
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