Apr 15, 2022
Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai lobbied to have former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey fired over his controversial 2019 tweet supporting democracy in Hong Kong, a new report claims.
Tsai, the Taiwanese-born billionaire who made his fortune as Jack Ma’s right-hand man when the two co-founded online retail giant Alibaba, leaned on the NBA to terminate Morey after he tweeted: “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong,” ESPN reported.
Supporters of Morey, a highly valued executive who is currently the president of the Philadelphia 76ers, believe it was Tsai who orchestrated the behind-the-scenes campaign to have him ousted.
Source: New York Post
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