The NBA has always prided itself on being able to speak up about social and political issues in the past. The Warriors, in particular, have always been the first to share their opinions on certain situations.
But when it comes to this latest debacle with Hong Kong, members of the team are staying noticeably silent about the issue.
Draymond Green, when asked about it, said he did not know enough about the situation to say anything.
“I don’t really understand it,” he said. “At this point, I’m just trying to educate myself on all of it, even the initial tweet that started this uproar, I don’t really understand what’s going on in Hong Kong or China. It’s hard enough trying to understand politics in America for me, so I’m not knowledgeable enough to say much unless I just want to just talk to talk and I never really do that.”
Draymond Green said he’s trying to educate himself on the NBA/China situation. Green said he didn’t want to speak on something he didn’t know much about.
“It’s hard enough trying to understand politics in America.” pic.twitter.com/7edwIcc3IX
— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) October 10, 2019
While it seems like a reasonable enough excuse on paper, their silence is certainly fishy. The NBA, and the Rockets especially, could lose billions if they lose the support of China.
The Warriors likely want to refrain from making themselves a target as well.