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NBA legend turned commentator Shaquille O’Neal is weighing in on the controversy brewing between the NBA and China, and it’s clear he not impressed with players and coaches kowtowing to communists.
“As American people we do a lot of business in China, and they know and understand our values and we understand their values, and one of best values here in America is freedom of speech,” Shaq said during TNT’s pregame show to open up the NBA season.
“We’re allowed to say what we want to say and we’re allowed to speak up about injustices and that’s just how it goes,” Shaq said. “If people don’t understand that, that’s just something they have to deal with.
“I just think it was unfortunate for both parties and you have people speaking when they don’t know what they’re talking about,” he continued. “Daryl Morey was right, whenever you see something wrong going on anywhere in the world, you should have the right to say, ‘that’s not right,’ and that’s what he did.”