NBA Refused China’s Request to Fire Morey

Backlash over Twitter post by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey supporting Hong Kong’s protests has snowballed.

Simplified Chinese

美国国家篮球协会(NBA)的总裁肖华(Adam Silver)周四证实,中国要求NBA解雇休斯顿火箭(Houston Rockets)队总经理莫雷(Daryl Morey),因为莫雷在推特上支持香港民主抗议者。

肖华说:“我们说这是不可能的,我们甚至不可能惩戒他”。

他接着说:“我们想要做一个绝对明确的声明,NBA的价值观,这些美国价值观—我们是一个美国企业—与我们如影随形同行。其中一条价值观就是言论自由。我们希望确保每个人都理解我们支持言论自由。”

肖华以前曾表示,他尊重中国人民对香港问题的敏感性,但协会不会因为球员或球队人员在此事上发表意见而惩罚他们。

虽然莫雷没有被解雇,但他的处境可能变得艰难。莫雷的推特引发了中国大陆球迷、赞助商以及商业合作伙伴的广泛批评。

关于经济损失,肖华表示,“损失已经很大了,此刻我们的比赛没有在中国播出,我们将拭目以待。”

Traditional Chinese

美國國家籃球協會(NBA)的總裁肖華(Adam Silver)週四證實,中國要求NBA解僱休斯頓火箭(Houston Rockets)隊總經理莫雷(Daryl Morey),因為莫雷在推特上支持香港民主抗議者。

肖華說:“我們說這是不可能的,我們甚至不可能懲戒他”。

他接著說:“我們想要做一個絕對明確的聲明,NBA的價值觀,這些美國價值觀—我們是一個美國企業—與我們如影隨形同行。其中一條價值觀就是言論自由。我們希望確保每個人都理解我們支持言論自由。”

肖華以前曾表示,他尊重中國人民對香港問題的敏感性,但協會不會因為球員或球隊人員在此事上發表意見而懲罰他們。

雖然莫雷沒有被解僱,但他的處境可能變得艱難。莫雷的推特引發了中國大陸球迷、贊助商以及商業合作夥伴的廣泛批評。

關於經濟損失,肖華表示,“損失已經很大了,此刻我們的比賽沒有在中國播出,我們將拭​​目以待。”

 

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English Translation

Adam Silver, president of the National Basketball Association (NBA), confirmed on Thursday that China has asked the NBA to fire Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey because Morey supports the democratic protests in Hong Kong on Twitter.

Silver said: “We said there’s no chance that’s happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him.”

He went on to say: “We wanted to make an absolute clear statement, that the values of the NBA, these American values — we are an American business — travel with us wherever we go, and one of those values is free expression.”

Silver has previously said that he respects the sensitivity of the Chinese people to the Hong Kong issue, but NBA will not punish the players or team members for their opinions on the matter.

Although Morey is not fired, his situation may become difficult. Morey's Twitter has caused widespread criticism from fans, sponsors and business partners in mainland China.

Regarding economic losses, Silver said, "The losses have already been substantial. Our games are not back on the air in China, as we speak, and we’ll see what happens next."

Indonesia Translation

Adam Silver, presiden National Basketball Association (NBA), mengkonfirmasi pada hari Kamis bahwa Tiongkok telah meminta NBA untuk memecat General Manager Houston Rockets Daryl Morey karena Morey mendukung protes demokratis di Hong Kong di Twitter.

Silver berkata: "Kami mengatakan itu tidak mungkin. Kami bahkan tidak mungkin mendisiplinkannya."

Dia berkata, "Kami ingin membuat pernyataan yang jelas, bahwa nilai-nilai NBA, nilai-nilai Amerika ini - kami adalah bisnis Amerika - akan bersama kami ke mana pun kami pergi, dan salah satu dari nilai-nilai itu adalah kebebasan berekspresi."

Silver sebelumnya mengatakan bahwa ia menghormati sensitivitas orang-orang China terhadap masalah Hong Kong, tetapi NBA tidak akan menghukum para pemain atau anggota tim karena pendapat mereka tentang masalah ini.

Meskipun Morey tidak dipecat, situasinya mungkin menjadi sulit. Tweet Morey telah menyebabkan kritik luas dari penggemar, sponsor dan mitra bisnis di Tiongkok daratan.

Mengenai kerugian ekonomi, Silver berkata, "Kerugiannya sudah sangat besar. Permainan kami tidak kembali mengudara di Cina, seperti yang kita bicarakan, dan kita akan melihat apa yang terjadi selanjutnya."

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