The NBA-China Disaster Is a Stress Test for Capitalism

Derek Thompson
The NBA-China Disaster Is a Stress Test for Capitalism

Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets basketball team, publicized on Twitter his support for Hong Kong protesters, who are demanding a variety of civil-liberty protections from mainland China and the Hong Kong police. Chinese companies, furious over public sympathy for Hong Kong, were swift in their vengeance. The partnership between the NBA and China, which is worth billions of dollars over the next decade, is now in jeopardy.