Bob Iger, Disney CEO is remained silent on China following the controversy swirling within the NBA, saying he does not wish to take a place that might “harm our company.”
Appearing on the Wall Street Journal’s Tech Live conference on Tuesday, Iger was requested about his stance on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, however subtly referenced the turmoil that the NBA has faced in current weeks as a reason to refrain from offering a solution.
Several prominent figures throughout the NBA had taken an identical stance, including some who typically have outspoken regarding politics, including Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr also NBA superstar LeBron James.
James beat Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey for his post, expressing solidarity with the Hong Kong protestors.
James stated, they do have freedom of speech; however, at times, there are ramifications for the negative that may occur when people are not severe about others and only serious about themself. He believes Morey wasn’t educated on the situation at hand, and he spoke, and so many people might have been harmed not only financially, however physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
NBA veteran Shaquille O’Neal, though, defended Morey, insisting that he was “right” through the pre-game show on Tuesday.
Shaq continued that he just thought it was unfortunate for each party, and then they have people talking when they don’t know what they’re speaking. However, Daryl Morey was right. Whenever they see something wrong going on anywhere in the world, everyone has the right to say ‘that is not right,’ and that’s what he did.