Chamath Palihapitiya's Uyghur Controversy Is Latest in NBA's Awkward China Relationship

Posted on AllSides January 19th, 2022
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Chamath Palihapitiya, an owner of the Golden State Warriors NBA basketball team, came under fire following his recent remarks expressing strong doubts about reports of human rights violations against Uyghurs in China's Xinjiang region.

The comments by Palihapitiya—who reportedly owns two percent of the NBA franchise, according to the New York Post—is the latest among recent controversies that have compromised the NBA's relationship with China, with whom the franchise has garnered billion-dollar deals.

During an episode of his All-In podcast, which aired Saturday, Palihapitiya and his co-hosts began a debate about the Joe Biden administration's stance on Beijing's treatment...

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