I agree with Ted Cruz’ sentiment in this op-ed criticizing the NBA for kowtowing to China.
Whether it’s baseball in America, cricket in India or rugby in New Zealand, sports teams are influential in forming the identity of a nation and direction of a culture.
Yep. It’s impossible to separate sports entirely from real world considerations because of that, too.
Which is why it was totally consistent for Cruz to push back on this.
Oh, wait… he didn’t?
I’m picking on Cruz, because he’s a easy target here, but I could just as easily have taken a shot at that tool Clay Travis, who’s been just as hypocritical on the subject of keeping sports separate from life since the NBA botched this China thing.
The reality is that when people like those two claim they want that separation, what they really want is for people in sports not to express sentiments and opinions that vary from theirs. That’s not how this is supposed to work.