Clay Travis reacts to the NBA caving to China


>>MORE GRAY THAN BLACK AND WHITE. JOINING ME NOW, CLAY TRAVIS, FOX SPORTS HOST, RADIO HOST, AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, REPUBLICANS BUY SNEAKERS TOO. CLAY, I HAVE TO SAY, I AM BOTH SADDENED AND NOT SURPRISED THAT THIS IS WHERE IT’S GOING. GIVEN CHINA’S INFLUENCE NOW IN AMERICAN COMMERCE, AND, OF COURSE, WITH THE MONEY THAT THE NBA IS MAKING OVER THERE IN CHINA WITH FRANCHISE FEES. BUT, MAN, THE NBA HAS A LOT OF — A LOT TO SAY ABOUT TRUMP AND WHAT HE DOES. BUT SEEMS LIKE THEY HAVE NO SPINE WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT HAPPENS IN CHINA.>>DOESN’T SEEM LIKE THEY HAVE NO SPINE, LAURA, THEY HAVE NO WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT’S GOING ON IN CHINA. I BELIEVE THIS IS THE WORST WEEK THAT ANY PRO SPORTS LEAGUE HAS HAD IN MY LIFE. I KNOW YOU COVER A LOT OF THIS. THE NBA BANS THE WORD “OWNER” BECAUSE THEY DECIDE IT’S RACIALLY INCENSE TIFF. THEY REPLACED IT IRONICALLY ENOUGH WITH THE WORD “GOVERNOR” THAT HAS WORSE CONNOTATIONS IN SOME STATES GIVEN THE WAY THINGS HAVE GONE. THEY ALSO DECIDE THEY’RE GOING TO PULL THEIR ALL-STAR GAME OUT OF CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA BECAUSE OF A LOCAL STATE TRANSGENDER BATHROOM LAW. I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU, LAURA, BUT I DON’T THINK TRANSGENDER PEOPLE HAVE A LOT OF RIGHTS IN CHINA JUST LIKE THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF 1.4 BILLION PEOPLE DOES NOT HAVE A LOT OF RIGHTS THERE. STEVE KERR WAS ASKED WHETHER OR NOT –>>IT WAS EMBARRASSING.>>AND HE WASN’T WILLING TO ENDORSE DEMOCRACY. HE SAID AMERICA AND CHINA ARE BASICALLY THE SAME THING WHEN IT COMES TO HUMAN RIGHTS WHICH IS SO ABSURD. I DON’T KNOW WHAT HE COULD BE THINKING.>>THE FACT THAT KERR COULD EVEN APPROACH DRAWING A MORAL EQUIVALENCY BETWEEN A COUNTRY THAT HAS AT LEAST A MILLION MUSLIMS AND THE EQUIVALENT OF INTERNMENT CAMPS, THEY HAVE NO FREEDOM, CAN’T MOVE, POLITICAL DISSIDENTS NEVER HEARD FROM AGAIN, CHRISTIANS PERSECUTED. EVERY MANNER OF OPPRESSION AND SUBJUGATION. THAT’S A GRAY AREA FOR MR. KERR BECAUSE AL MIGHTY DOLLAR IS INVOLVED. THIS IS WHAT I’M SAYING. WHEN THESE PEOPLE CLAIM THEY CARE ABOUT ALL OF THESE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES AND THEY GET ALL OFFENDED WHEN SOMEONE EVEN MIXES CRITICISM AT HOME. I’M CALLING THEM ON ALL OF THEIR YOU KNOW WHAT. I THINK THEY CARE ABOUT ONE THING PRIMARILY. THEY WANT TO WIN, BUT IT’S ABOUT MONEY. LET’S SAY IT’S ABOUT MONEY. THEN WE ALL KNOW WHERE WE’RE COMING FROM NOW. IT’S ABOUT MONEY. SO JUST LOSE THE IDEA THAT YOU’RE ALL ABOUT YOUR MORAL PRINCIPLES. GIVE ME A BREAK. THE WHOLE THING IS RIDICULOUS. AND ANOTHER AMERICAN COMPANY, BY THE WAY, CLAY, IS NOW CAVING IN TO THE COMMUNIST CHINESE. THE ROCKETS’ MERCHANDISE REPORTEDLY DISAPPEARED OFF OF THE SHELVES OF NIKE STORES IN CHINA. MANAGERS OF FIVE NIKE STORES IN BEIJING AND SHANGHAI SAY THEY’VE BEEN TOLD THAT ALL ROCKETS MERCHANDISE HAD TO BE REMOVED. NOW, THIS IS THE SAME COMPANY, BY THE WAY, THAT USES COLIN KAEPERNICK TO REPRESENT THEM. SO MAYBE THE NEW SLOGAN FOR NIKE, CLAY, SHOULD BE, BELIEVE IN SOMETHING AS LONG AS BEIJING APPROVES.>>OH, I MEAN –>>WE COULD BRAND IT FOR THEM.>>IT’S FANTASTIC. THE IRONY ON THIS IS MIND BLOWING, AGAIN, THESE GUYS HAVE SAID OVER AND OVER AGAIN, LeBRON JAMES IS TRYING TO MARKET HIMSELF AS THE MUHAMMED ALU OF HIS GENERATION. MORE POWER TO HIM FOR MARKETING PURPOSES, BUT MUHAMMED ALI WENT TO PRISON AND FOUGHT AGAINST A WAR. LeBRON JAMES, IF HE REALLY WANTED TO TAKE A STAND, COULD, RIGHT? HE COULD SAY I BELIEVE THAT THE 1.4 BILLION PEOPLE IN CHINA DESERVE THE EXACT SAME RIGHTS THAT MANY AMERICANS TAKE FOR GRANTED — FREEDOM OF SPEECH, FREEDOM TO GET ON THE INTERNET WITHOUT CENSORSHIP, ALL OF THESE ISSUES. I THINK A BIG PART OF THIS GROWING AND GOING FORWARD, CHINA IS MOVING — THIS IS IMPORTANT — FROM, HEY, IF YOU WANT TO PLAY THE AVENGERS MOVIE IN OUR COUNTRY, WE’RE GOING TO EDIT TWO MINUTES OF IT, IT’S FOR INSIDE OF OUR COUNTRY. WHAT THEY’RE TRYING TO DO NOW IS TRYING TO PROPAGATE THEIR COMMUNIST WORLD VIEW INTO AMERICA AND USING THE SPORTS LEAGUES LIKE THE NBA AS A CONDUIT TO DO IT AND THE NBA IS ALLOWING THEM TO DO IT. IT’S PATHETIC THAT THIS IS ALLOWED TO BE TAKEN PLACE.>>IT’S LIKE THEY GOT RID OF THE NOMENCLATURE “OWNERS” FOR THE OWNERS OF THE TEAM. BUT THEY TRANSFER THAT OWNERSHIP TO A COMMUNIST REGIME. SO THE OWNERS NOW ARE FAR AWAY IN BEIJING WHOSE TENTACLES REACH RIGHT ACROSS THE OCEAN TO THE UNITED STATES AND TO THE PSYCHE AND MINDSET, APPARENTLY, OF THESE PLAYERS. BUT I’M GLAD THIS HAS ALL BEEN REVEAL TOIR FOR US.

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