A tweet by an NBA general manager expressing support for Hong Kong protesters enrages China and outrages the US.
All 11 Chinese NBA brand partners ended their relationships with the league, even as the league backed off its criticism, leaving its US fans shaking their heads at the NBA’s sellout.
In the midst of a tone death firestorm of tweets by NBA giants like LeBron James and Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, President Trump weighs in by saying “China and the league will work it out,” and then quickly moves on to taking a personal hit at Kerr–leaving the discussion about the ethics and concerns of working in China to others.
Let’s have that discussion.
For a simple, lens-pulled-back look at some of the issues regarding business in China, check this out.