According to Zachary Faria from Washington Examinerthe hypocrisy of the NBA has been clear for some time:
“ESPN reported that the NBA basketball academies in China were abused and Chinese coaches physically abused the young players. Commissioner Adam Silver said that schooling would be the focus of the program, but none was offered in two of the three camps. American trainers were monitored and harassed. … The report describes that those in charge of the league knew what was going on in these academies. …
The league fully embraced Black Lives Matter by putting the slogan in its places and allowing players to wear BLM slogans on the back of their jerseys. The NBA pulled the 2017 All-Star game out of Charlotte’s North Carolina transgender bathroom bill, but only closed its Xinjiang camp last year.
It is not difficult to understand why the NBA continued the abuse until control over its relations with China became too tight. According to ESPN, NBA China is a $ 5 billion company. The NBA even asked current and former employees not to speak to ESPN about this story. “