Adam Silver: Daryl Morey had right to tweet; China TV won’t carry NBA games
NBA commissioner Adam Silver addressed Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s controversial tweet that showed support for protesters in Hong Kong, saying the Rockets general manager has the right to freedom of expression.
While Silver said the league is “apologetic” and “regrets” that Chinese officials and fans were upset by Morey’s comments, he also said that Morey had a right to express himself as the general manager wrote in a now-deleted tweet: “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.”
“Daryl Morey, as general manager of the Houston Rockets, enjoys that right as one of our employees,” Silver said. “What I also tried to suggest is that I understand there are consequences from his freedom of speech and we will have to live with those consequences.
“I’m sympathetic to our interests here and our partners that are upset. I don’t think it’s inconsistent on one hand to be sympathetic to them and at the same time stand by our principles.”
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