The decision is “the most courageous move on human rights that I can recall any sports organization making,” said Winston Lord, a former U.S. ambassador to China. He added: “The proportionate financial stakes of the WTA in China dwarf those of the cowardly NBA and other sports groups. I hope, but do not expect, this step will serve to shame and galvanize other organizations and businesses to counter the economic intimidation and political bullying of China.”
LeBron James, who is worth about a half-billion dollars and, like Ray Dalio, never has to work another day in his life, has so far been quiet on the matter.
Clearly, women’s tennis has balls of steel. LeBron James, Ray Dalio, and the men (and women!) in the C-suite of every major American corporation: Where are yours?