There’s nothing new or surprising in this snippet from his recent interview with Time magazine. That’s why it’s interesting. There are many reasons why an American might be less eager to tout his chummy relationship with the Chinese Communist Party today than he was, say, nine months ago. A lot has changed.
But money is still money. For Adam Silver and the NBA, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
It’s almost miraculous how poor the timing of this quote is.