Adam Silver said the NBA is “not only willing” to cope with losses of millions in revenues from their new issues with China, “but we are. The losses have already been substantial. Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we’ll see what happens next.”
The issue has seemed to go away for the most part currently and it is doubtful any additional executives or players are prepared to speak out against China with the reaction that was met by Daryl Morey's Tweet supporting Hong Kong.
“I don’t know where we go from here,” said Silver. “The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic.”
Silver also said that the media coverage of the NBA’s response to Morey’s tweet “frankly was confusing to me when I got home [from China]. Only because I had thought we’d taken a principled position. I thought we hadn’t so-called acquiesced to the Chinese.”