NBA training academies in China plagued with human rights abuses, bombshell report claims

  

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Via:  suz  •  6 days ago  •  5 comments

By:   Joseph A. Wulfsohn

NBA training academies in China plagued with human rights abuses, bombshell report claims
'We were basically working for the Chinese government,' one former employee told ESPN

It is my opinion that we should force China to decide whether they want to continue their relationship with the NBA or to sever all ties with Hong Kong. 

If they choose the NBA, their sadistic treatment of young players would come full stop.  No Ifs, Ands or Buts.

Hong Kong.  Wishful thinking, I know.


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Human rights abuses have taken place at the NBA's training academies in China, a bombshell report alleges.




ESPN reported on Wednesday that the young participants in the NBA program were physically beaten by Chinese instructors and were not provided proper schooling, despite commissioner Adam Silver's previous commitment that education would be "central" to the program.

"A former league employee compared the atmosphere when he worked in Xinjiang to 'World War II Germany,'" ESPN reported.

ESPN's report detailed how the NBA training academies, which were launched in 2016, appeared to be largely under the control of the Chinese government with one coach who worked for the program calling it "a sweat camp for athletes."

"We were basically working for the Chinese government," one former coach told ESPN.

Multiple NBA employees filed complaints to the league about how they witnessed Chinese coaches "strike teenage players" and the lack of education the young participants were receiving.

One former coach told ESPN he watched a Chinese coach "fire a ball into a young player's face at point-blank range and then 'kick him in the gut.'"

According to ESPN, NBA officials asked current and former employees not to speak to the sports network about the exposé with one email from a public relations official reading, "Please don't mention that you have been advised by the NBA not to respond."

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Suz
1  seeder  Suz    6 days ago

Give us Hong Kong and stop mistreating kids!   NBA, you turned your back for far too long.  Get out of China or stay there permanently.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Suz @1    6 days ago

Their allegiance is to money

As for China, they have learned the wisdom of Lenin: ‘The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.’

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
2  Sean Treacy    6 days ago

It’s terrible. Kudos to espn for being willing to investigate its corporate partner. It’s not always been so willing with the NFL.

Sad to see a supposed actual journalist like wolf blitzer fail to ask the nba commissioner about the nba looking the other way when children are abused at nba camps.  

the nba postures and preens about it’s support for social justice. It’s despicable behavior is more telling than its self righteous progressive Social media prescience.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    6 days ago
the nba postures and preens about it’s support for social justice.

It's a grand show!

 
 
 
Suz
2.2  seeder  Suz  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    6 days ago

I thought so too. 

 
 
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