- Apr 18, 2010
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I don't know. This is a bit different than any of those situations given the legitimate financial fallout that could happen as a result.It’ll go away. Everything goes away with sports.
Remember how mad everyone was at Colin Kaepernick and his big bad Nike commercial this time last year?
What about all the times everyone was done with sports because of the greedy owners/athletes after strikes?
Nobody will remember this in a year.
The Colin K thing was pretty simple. As long as the owner's colluded to keep him out of the league then the story was going to die. The strikes always disappear once everyone comes to terms.
The difference with China is that if they just decide to ban the NBA, that has long-term implications on the salary cap, the players pocketbooks, and companies associated with the NBA like Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, etc. That's the main reason it'll continue to get talked about.
One big difference with Colin K and the NFL...a large portion of the fan base was offended by what he was doing and were pretty loud when speaking out against it. On the other hand, the NBA has kind of hung their hat on being the "Social Justice League." Not only have they allowed the players to use their voice, but they've actively supported them doing so even when it wasn't necessarily popular.