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Blazers coach Terry Stotts backs Daryl Morey over Hong Kong tweet

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People within the NBA community are slowly starting to back Daryl Morey after the Houston Rockets general manager started a firestorm by tweeting about the protests in Hong Kong, and Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts is among those who supports Morey’s point of view.

Stotts was asked about the controversy between China and the NBA this week, and he complimented NBA commissioner Adam Silver for doing an “excellent job” managing a difficult situation. He also said he sides with those standing up for freedom of speech and democracy.

The latter point is the important one. While there’s no question Morey’s tweet has sparked controversy for the NBA and could potentially cost the league billions of dollars, the GM was supporting protestors who are fighting in favor of democracy in a communist country. That should be a cause self-proclaimed social justice warriors like LeBron James get behind, but some — including LeBron — have been hesitant to support Morey out of fear that their bank accounts could be impacted.

Both Stotts and Doc Rivers have supported Morey despite the fallout, while other prominent NBA coaches have been a bit more hesitant.

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