Josh Hawley, a United States Senator from Missouri, has been a vocal critic of the NBA and the league’s relationship with China over the past few weeks.
It was just a few weeks ago when he went viral after ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski sent him a “fuck you” response to him blasting the NBA about China.
The U.S. Senator isn’t backing down in his criticism of the league and recently decided to get in on the action of getting his own customized jersey like the players.
Hawley ordered a Houston Rockets jersey with “Free Hong Kong” on the back nameplate, whch is a tribute to Rockets GM Daryl Morey, “maybe the only person in NBA world with the guts to stand up to imperialist, colonizing, slave state.”
Morey tweeted “Free Hong Kong” last fall that caused a wave of criticism and led to China backing out of several of its business agreements with the NBA.
Some estimations suggested that Morey’s tweet cost the NBA between $150 million and $200 million.
“China’s decision to pull sponsorships and television coverage because Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong in October is believed to have cost the NBA anywhere between $150 million and $200 million, league sources said.”
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