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Daryl Morey on Hong Kong tweet: I believe in ‘using this platform to push things that are important’

76ers president Daryl Morey

ORLANDO, FL - JULY 17: Daryl Morey, General Manager of the Houston Rocket, talks to the media during practice as part of the NBA Restart 2020 on July 17, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Jim Poorten/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Daryl Morey tweeted support for Hong Kong protesters.

That cost the NBA hundreds of millions of dollars in China, drew criticism from LeBron James and sparked a political firestorm in the United States.

Introduced as 76ers president on a video call that also included Elton Brand and Doc Rivers, the former Rockets general manager was asked about the situation.


I do believe a lot – and I know Doc and Elton agree with me – with using this platform to push things that are important.
I do believe in using the platform.

Morey deleted the tweet and hasn’t commented on the issue more substantively than this.