NBA’s Financial Losses From China ‘Substantial’ Says Adam Silver
October 18, 2019
Financial losses from the NBA and China’s recent issue are ‘substantial’ says Commissioner Adam Silver.
It has been far from ideal preparation for the new season, with Silver and co having to deal with the ramifications that came after Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted supporting freedom for Hong Kong.
The commissioner told the Time 100 Health Summit: “The losses have already been substantial. Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we’ll see what happens next. I don’t know where we go from here. The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic.”
“We made clear that we were being asked to fire him, by the Chinese government, by the parties we dealt with, government and business. We said there’s no chance that’s happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him.”