Adam Silver: It’s on U.S. government whether American companies, like NBA, operate in China
NBA commissioner Adam Silver is defending his league.
Sopan Deb of The New York Times:
Senators have power to affect the United State’s foreign policy, including where American companies are permitted to operate. The NBA shouldn’t face unique scrutiny for acting like a business, seeking to maximize profit, within legal parameters.
Silver is generally right: There is value in exposing American values to countries with authoritarian regimes. Basketball can be a good vehicle for doing so. Those connections can inspire change for the better.