In two words Kobe nurtured and mentored many but none more important than his daughters, Natalia Diamonte, Bianka Bella, Capri Kobe, and Gianni Maria-Onoore Bryant. Kobe died being a parent. He was empowering Gianni to become the best woman she could be and Gianni died during her journey to be legendary like her father.
Why criticize the NBA in China? To make the words and actions of every NBA employee impotent after they return from their trip from China. Demonize their silence. Make democracy sacred and then question why the NBA isn’t supporting democracy in China. Make it seem as though freedom of speech in America comes without consequences and then justify why rights should come before profits…sounds good don't it?
Why isn't Morey on the hot seat? Why isn't anyone discussing his fatal flaw? Everyone knows how China operates and although I am not a part of the league, I must assume that there was some education given based on how to act while visiting China on business. Morey should have been culturally fluent of Chinese culture before visiting China. The first question the NBA should have been asked, was Daryl Morey educated on how to act while visiting China on a business trip? Let’s not forget, his tweet was during a business trip and not a vacation. As outspoken as the NBA players are, none of them addressed the Hong Kong protest. Why did Morey? Was this a coincidence, misunderstanding, or something more?
Have you ever struggled at something new? Do you understand when to do something fast and when to slow it down? Have you executed under pressure while changing pace because your boss has given you an additional assignment? This is all evidence that we all play a sport that we thrive in. This is also evidence that game speed is required in every aspect of our lives.