Ever since Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted in support of the pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, the NBA and Chinese government have been at odds.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver has released two statements on the matter — the Chinese government wasn’t satisfied with the first one. And now, the New York Times is reporting the Chinese government “appears to be reassessing its campaign against the NBA and dialing down the clamor.”
Brad Stevens hasn’t been one to put himself out there when it comes to domestic social and political matters, let alone foreign ones. So he didn’t have much to say when the subject came up with reporters at practice in Orlando on Thursday.
“I don't really have anything to add other than what’s been talked about. I think, ultimately, we’ve been watching if from afar like everybody else,” he said. “I’ve said for a long time, I appreciate the league and the league’s support of people’s right to express themselves, and I appreciate the leadership that Adam Silver provides all the time.”