NBA/China/Hong Kong Controversy

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Mori Chu wrote:
Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:13 pm
China is encroaching on Hong Kong around the same time that Russia is encroaching on Ukraine. It would be tough for the US if both of them made a move at the same time.
It is simple. There is absolutely nothing the US can do about HK. Focus on the Ukraine.

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"It should burn. It'll probably burn forever. But last season is done." - James Jones

"I want to be who I think I am." - Frank Kaminsky

"I don't think I've ever been that angry shooting a basketball." - Cam Johnson

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That American athlete Gu who played for China, that was not cool. I get that she wanted to be in the Olympics, but you don't just bail on your country and go represent a sort-of enemy nation.

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Mori Chu wrote:
Thu Feb 24, 2022 7:35 am
That American athlete Gu who played for China, that was not cool. I get that she wanted to be in the Olympics, but you don't just bail on your country and go represent a sort-of enemy nation.
She could have been in the Olympics for USA too, so it wasn’t about that. She’s Chinese-American, her mother came over from mainland China. I don’t think it’s that big of a stretch for her to want to represent China. Of course the rumor is the sponsorship deals were pretty massive in China(I heard 36 million) hard to turn that down.

The US has done the reverse. Hakeem Olajuwon played for USA basketball even though he was born in and grew up in Nigeria.

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It is a fucking game. Who cares what team you are on?

And if I never hear Maher again, I will be happy.

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Indy wrote:
Thu Feb 24, 2022 9:23 am
It is a fucking game. Who cares what team you are on?

And if I never hear Maher again, I will be happy.
Nobody forced you to click on it.
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Superbone wrote:
Thu Feb 24, 2022 10:34 pm
Indy wrote:
Thu Feb 24, 2022 9:23 am
It is a fucking game. Who cares what team you are on?

And if I never hear Maher again, I will be happy.
Nobody forced you to click on it.
You are right... and I didn't.

I my hostility wasn't directed at you for posting it.

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You obviously hate Maher. He’s just another voice that lands somewhere in the middle. He’s not right about everything but he asks and says what others might not. His guests are a mix of left and right. I find his show informative and engaging. I don’t always agree with him but, I don’t hate him.

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Nodack wrote:
Fri Feb 25, 2022 10:02 am
You obviously hate Maher. He’s just another voice that lands somewhere in the middle. He’s not right about everything but he asks and says what others might not. His guests are a mix of left and right. I find his show informative and engaging. I don’t always agree with him but, I don’t hate him.
This. It at least makes you think.
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I don't hate him. I think he doesn't add much to the conversation, and his holeyer-than-thou attitude makes me not want to listen to him. I used to think the same way you two do about him, but the more I saw his chauvinism and islamaphobic attitudes, I figured it was time to stop listening to him. I used to watch his show every week (not just his HBO one, but the one he had on--ABC I think--back in the day).

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Maher is a mixed bag. I don't like how anti-religious he is, and especially how anti-Islam he is. I sometimes appreciate how he can cut through BS and say tough things, like pointing out the danger of Trumpism and authoritarianism in this country. But he's also become more bitter and acerbic lately, and a lot of his rants feel angry and negative and targeted more at other liberals/Dems than at the real bad guys. And he has pushed back against excessive political correctness and "wokeness" which I am somewhat sympathetic with, but he has become so loudly anti-woke and anti-PC lately that it's past the point I would support. I also don't like how he seems to eagerly invite people on his show who are total phonies or blowhards or disseminators of misinformation, like Tulsi Gabbard or Marianne Williamson or Jordan Peterson or whomever.

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yeah, he is king of the anti-woke militia in the US. I don't get why it is 99% straight white rich guys leading that charge.

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