“This whole trying to make a buck without ticking off a tyrannical Communist regime thing is hard!” — Adam Silver, maybe
WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL — Seeking to avoid the international controversy this year’s China tour has brought, NBA
Kommissar Commissioner Adam Silver announced that next year’s Global Games would be held in the World Showcase portion of Epcot.
Courts will be set up in each of the twelve country’s pavilions, and the games will be played as if they are in the actual country. Accordingly, no press conferences will be held after the games at the China Pavilion.
Open mouth, insert oversized foot
The reaction has mostly been positive.
“I’m looking forward to it,” said star player and deep thinker Lebron James. “I much prefer that park over, say, Hong Kong Disneyland.”
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Cover photo: The NBA’s new logo, alongside Lebron’s favorite Epcot Pavilion. Photo via DepositPhotos.