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Warriors star Stephen Curry reacts to NBA-China controversy

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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry shared his thoughts on what the rest of the NBA should do regarding the China controversy.

Per Nick Friedell of ESPN, Curry believes that the NBA should stay true to its identity as a league. At the same time, however, the league should consider how their actions ‘play’ with the different connections that the NBA has within the US and abroad.

Curry also stated his satisfaction with how the league has handled issues in the past, praising the “collective mindset” that the entire league has.

Curry is one of the few players who has voiced out his thoughts regarding the China issue.

To recall, it all started with a since-deleted pro-Hong Kong tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey. The tweet was an image that read “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.”

The NBA initially distanced themselves from Morey and his comments. However, after receiving criticism from fans and American politicians, it changed its stance. Per NBA.com, below is a part of the statement of Commissioner Adam Silver:

“It is inevitable that people around the world — including from America and China — will have different viewpoints over different issues. It is not the role of the NBA to adjudicate those differences.

However, the NBA will not put itself in a position of regulating what players, employees and team owners say or will not say on these issues. We simply could not operate that way.”

Indeed, it’s an interesting yet unexpected turn of events to welcome the 2019-20 season. The NBA certainly isn’t just a basketball league. For what it’s worth, this event proves how big and important the NBA is as a platform for players and executives.