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msutiger
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Philadelphia 76ers Eject Fan for "Free Hong Kong" Poster
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This story is not going away soon. Hopefully more fans continue to do this and the NBA can't hide it.

Someone asked earlier what can you, as a fan, do to force the NBA's hand? This might be one of your answers.


A team named after people fighting for independence, ejects a fan for supporting someone trying to gain independence from a tyrant ruler. You can't make it up


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Fun side story:


A GoFundMe has raised over $40,000 to hand out "Free Hong Kong" shirts outside of the Staples Center on opening night. Donations have been suspended because they have more than enough money raised to make it happen.

GoFundMe
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SirWinston
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re: Philadelphia 76ers Eject Fan for "Free Hong Kong" Poster
‘The answer to “1984” is “1776”’, says a very wise Patriot
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VADawg
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re: Philadelphia 76ers Eject Fan for "Free Hong Kong" Poster
Hopefully this story stays in the spotlight and the NBA (and specifically Silver) continues to get raked over the coals for it


castorinho
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re: Philadelphia 76ers Eject Fan for "Free Hong Kong" Poster
Opening night is going to be fun


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saintsfan22
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re: Philadelphia 76ers Eject Fan for "Free Hong Kong" Poster
quote:

This might be one of your answers.


Most arenas probably have longstanding policies banning political signs at games.


SlowFlowPro
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re: Philadelphia 76ers Eject Fan for "Free Hong Kong" Poster
the best part about this is how "woke" the NBA got last year. i wonder how the "chairpersons" will ultimately deal with this

Just read this fricking article about "owner mentality" and laugh

quote:

The NBA fancies itself as the most progressive sports league in North America, yet its treatment of its black players, from the archaic draft process to suppressing rules and fines (which are collectively bargained, it should be noted), flies in the face of that entire argument. With the advent of catchy concepts such as “Moreyball” and “The Process,” players, 70 percent of whom are black, became less human beings and more assets, stripped of all agency and power.

This mentality starts with the NBA draft, where prospects are essentially auctioned off to the highest bidder — or, in this case, the lowest. It’s no surprise Sterling wanted the No. 1 pick so badly. Players are forced to live and play in cities even if they don’t want to. And when teams are done with them, they can be shipped off at a moment’s notice. When these same players dare to decide to play where they want, they are branded disloyal, ungrateful even. Comic sans, anyone?

The league’s fight against tampering, on its face, is about parity for all 30 teams. But what it’s really about is property ownership. An NBA contract ties a player to a team, thus making the player the property of the owner, who is threatened when an opposing player attempts to recruit a player on the team. And when the owners couldn’t keep their players from leaving, via free agency at least, they created an incentive to bribe players into staying, figuring young black men couldn’t turn down the extra tens of millions of dollars. But even these so-called “supermax” contracts haven’t completely worked.


while these same people are quiet about a legitimate authoritarian government who considers all citizens and visitors property of the state


skullhawk
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re: Philadelphia 76ers Eject Fan for "Free Hong Kong" Poster
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Hopefully this story stays in the spotlight and the NBA (and specifically Silver) continues to get raked over the coals for it


It would already be a disaster if the woke NBA media dared to say one bad thing about the league.


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SPEEDY
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re: Philadelphia 76ers Eject Fan for "Free Hong Kong" Poster
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"We're strongly dissatisfied and oppose Adam Silver's claim to support Morey's right to freedom of expression," CCTV said in a statement.



Love that quote. And the NBA is still “apologetic”


VADawg
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re: Philadelphia 76ers Eject Fan for "Free Hong Kong" Poster
That article looks like something from the Onion. Holy stupidity


TbirdSpur2010
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re: Philadelphia 76ers Eject Fan for "Free Hong Kong" Poster
Absolute madness


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Kodar
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re: Philadelphia 76ers Eject Fan for "Free Hong Kong" Poster
It should be on said on every board, every forum around the world, and in the streets.

frick China. frick that shithole government. The NBA deserves all the shite in the world for this. Shit, I don't know how they're even fricking this up as this isn't even a divisive issue here in the US. The overwhelming majority of people here will not side with China on this issue.


SLafourche07
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re: Philadelphia 76ers Eject Fan for "Free Hong Kong" Poster
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"We're strongly dissatisfied and oppose Adam Silver's claim to support Morey's right to freedom of expression," CCTV said in a statement.



Love that quote. And the NBA is still “apologetic”





That's a real quote?




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re: Philadelphia 76ers Eject Fan for "Free Hong Kong" Poster
The 76ers we’re hosting a Chinese squad when this happened.


Kodar
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re: Philadelphia 76ers Eject Fan for "Free Hong Kong" Poster
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That's a real quote?


Welcome to the Chinese government bud


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lsupride87
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re: Philadelphia 76ers Eject Fan for "Free Hong Kong" Poster
I dont know if I have ever seen an entity have their virtue signaling BS thrown in their face quite like this


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PUB
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re: Philadelphia 76ers Eject Fan for "Free Hong Kong" Poster
Shows how corrupt the NBA really is.
Let's attack US freedom but bow down to the Chinese because of $$$


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GetCocky11
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re: Philadelphia 76ers Eject Fan for "Free Hong Kong" Poster
Ironic that this happened in Philadelphia, the birthplace of American freedom.


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re: Philadelphia 76ers Eject Fan for "Free Hong Kong" Poster
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Ironic that this happened in Philadelphia, the birthplace of American freedom.


Wouldn't Boston actually be the birthplace? Since that is where the armed rebellion and initial protests began?

As for the ejection, I do not see an issue with it if there is something clearly on the ticket stub that says political and or distracting messages are not allowed, which generally is the case. Do I agree with the people, of course, but I understand that actions have consequences. The organization did not violate his free speech rights either.
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NBA gotta protect the profits


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GetCocky11
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re: Philadelphia 76ers Eject Fan for "Free Hong Kong" Poster
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quote:
Ironic that this happened in Philadelphia, the birthplace of American freedom.

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Wouldn't Boston actually be the birthplace? Since that is where the armed rebellion and initial protests began?



But the Declaration and the Constitution both were created in Philadelphia. Hard to top that. Plus, the basketball team is named the '76ers. That is max freedom right there.


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