We wade a lot deeper into the NBA’s quagmire in China with expert Bill Bishop. Topics include: Evaluating the NBA’s response; how the NBA has handled this situation compared to others doing business in China; where that apologetic Weibo message came from; whether the outrage in China was real or manufactured, whether the NBA has any leverage in this situation; how this situation can resolve, and Bill’s advice for Adam Silver. Plus Bill gets into a ton of geopolitical background on these issues.
Then Chris Herrington joins to discuss the Memphis Grizzlies’ upcoming season. Topics: what should we expect from tentpoles Jaren Jackson, Jr and Ja Morant, how will their system change under new coach Taylor Jenkins, who is going to play on the wings for this team, and where do we expect the Grizzlies to end up this season.