During the first 100 Health Summit on Thursday, the NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he is ready with the commercial consequences of Daryl Morey 4.em October Tweet affair protesters in Hong Kong to support. The Houston Rockets general manager has angered the Chinese government, causing the Chinese sponsor the NBA for two friendlies in the last week to get away. Silver said the league is “not only ready” to do with the millions of lost sales, “but we are. The losses were already considerable. Our games are not aired in China again as we speak, and we’ll see what happens next. “” I do not know where we go from here, “silver said in his first interview with the US on the threshold of a conflict League returns with China since returning home from the country. “The financial consequences have and continue to be quite dramatic.” The NBA commissioner appeared in Time 100 Health Summit to discuss new initiatives for mental health in the NBA. But Good Morning America co-host Robin Robert, who conducted the interview with the silver, the discussion began with questions about the heated conflict that triggered headlines worldwide. Silver said that media coverage of the NBA response to the tweet Morey “open to me was confusion when I came home [from China]. Just because I thought we had taken a position of principle. I thought we were not called had accepted the Chinese “the original announcement of the NBA last week used the word” unfortunate “, silver was pointed out that the reaction of the Chinese government describes, businessmen and NBA fans in China -. Do not tweet the contents of Morey same. “Maybe it was too complicated to be a diplomat,” he said Silver. “I have not seen it, how to weigh my role as a commissioner of the NBA on the substance of the protest, but here to say this platform is” for freedom of expression. A statement of follow-up stressed and press conference in Tokyo last week that the NBA Morey supported. “We’ll clear that we, the fire he was asked by the Chinese government, we faced by the parties, government and business,” he said Silver. “We have said there is no chance of that happening. There is no chance that the discipline”. While other companies apologized to the Chinese government for various actions they found the silver, the NBA has not given in the requests of China. “These American values - we are an American company – Travel with us wherever we go,” he said Silver. “And one of those values is the freedom of expression. We wanted to make sure that everyone understood we were free expression support.” In terms of mental health, the initiative of the NBA, the league will need “a certain complement of mental health professionals in every NBA team, “he said silver. Some teams have had strong mental health programs for players, others do not. Well, psychiatrists and mental health workers will be assigned to each team. After players like Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan their struggles with mental opened, it increased the issue to the forefront of concern for both the NBA and the Players Association. “I know that some mental health professionals hate when I use the word stigma,” says Silver. “But I see in sports … at least historically, a stigma was to get help for mental health problems.” In an interview in March, Silver said, “we live in a time of fear” and that “many players are dissatisfied,” largely due to social media and the spread of personalized technology. “You go into many of our locker room now, it’s quiet,” said Roberts Silver said. “Because everyone lives in their own isolated world.” Silver has found that social media criticism has had a negative impact on even higher level of NBA players have not only the millions of fans, but other millions of supporters of the opposing teams want to bring anonymous pot shots. “To endure as a young person, even if it is otherwise at the top of your game, is to be a very difficult environment for themselves.” In order to facilitate both the mental and physical toll of an intense season NBA, the league is planning less back-to-back games and increasing emphasis on recovery. There is a message that Robert asked that we take all these? “Get more sleep,” he said to laughter silver.
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