“Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Rockets, … tweeted a very benign tweet where he said Stand for freedom. Stand with Hong Kong, and the Chinese communist government, they just about lost it. They got so upset. They ended up boycotting the Rockets. They ended up pulling them off TV in China. They ended up pulling them off the internet,” he said.
“They ended up canceling all of their sponsorships, and, sadly, what ended up happening is the NBA as a league began this series of apologies, and it was really sad to see an American company, and indeed, a global sports league like the NBA being dragooned into censoring the free speech of American citizens in the interest of big bucks. It’s not complicated why the NBA did that,” Cruz said.