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Pompeo calls foul on NBA China treatment

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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says: “the world is a complex place, and it is more gray than black and white.’

Secretary of state Mike Pompeo went on the Offensive, against the National Basketball Association in the midst of the continued controversy around the NBA and China.

The highest diplomat of the American Association of Christian Counselors, said in Nashville, Tenn. he wished that the NBA would call foul on China’s human rights violations.

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“The Chinese Communist party, the arrest and mistreatment of more than 1 million Uighur Muslims in an internment camp in the Xinjiang region of China. The pages of George Orwell’s 1984 come to life there. I wish the NBA would confirm that,” Pompeo said Friday.

The NBA starts and the coaches were uncomfortable, not willing or not able to discuss the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and mainland China, human rights violations, and now the League is shut down the discussion as a whole.

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The League on Friday, it is announced, not all media availability for the rest of the Chinese excursion, a day after Beijing prohibited any kind of press conference before or after a pre-season friendly match between Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets.

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“We have decided not to hold media availability for our teams and for the Rest of our trip in China,” the League said in a statement. “You were in a complicated and unprecedented situation, while you are abroad, and we believe that it is unfair to ask these questions in real-time.”

The NBA has said the decision independently of the Chinese government, ESPN (TV channel.

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The tensions between the League and China started in the beginning of this week after Houston Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey tweeted from his personal account to a pro-Hong Kong message from the missiles of the own pre-season trip to Japan.

The NBA has tried to control the damage, but only caused indignation by the Western values to appease China.

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The League took more heat Thursday after a rocket has been official shut down a CNN reporter who asked the question –about the consequences of the tweet –stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook. The League later apologized for the incident.

Talk about religious freedom, Pompeo also mentioned that more than 80 percent of the world’s population lives in areas where religious freedom is suppressed or denied altogether.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.

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