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Who Doesn’t See the China Threat at This Point?

Commentary Daryl Morey had no idea the tweet he published on Oct. 4 would ignite a firestorm that continues to rage. But that’s exactly what happened. Morey is the general manager of the Houston Rockets, […]


Chinese Character: Brush Pen 筆 (Bǐ)

The Chinese character 筆 (bǐ) originally referred to a brush pen made of animal hair and a bamboo shaft. The upper part of the character is the bamboo radical  (竹); the lower part 聿 is […]

Hong Kong Protest

China Wants the NBA to Kneel

Commentary What is it with totalitarian regimes and sports? On Oct. 4, Houston Rockets’ General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted his support for the democracy protesters in Hong Kong. His message was beautifully unambiguous: “Fight for […]


Chinese Character: Meaning (意)

The character 意 (yì) translates as “meaning” or “idea.” It is most often combined with the character 思 (sī) for the word “meaning;” however, it can also mean a wish, desire, or intention. The upper […]

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Huge Week In Sports Includes: Untimely Death, An ‘Impossible’ Record, Uproar Over Officiating, And The NBA’s Encounter With Totalitarianism

Commentary This is the “sweet spot” in the annual calendar for fans of major league sports. The period from the first week of October through the first week of November is the only time each […]