NBA-Linked Fund Invests In Companies Flagged As ‘Tools’ Of Chinese Communist Party.

A venture capital firm backed by Kobe Bryant – the late National Basketball Association star – has invested in several Chinese Communist Party-linked companies, including those flagged by the U.S. State Department as “tools” of the Chinese government.  The firm – Bryant Stibel – began operating in 2013, counting $100 million in funding from the National Basketball Association (NBA) all-star. Among the companies funded by the investment arm are companies with Chinese Communist Party ties: Alibaba, VIPKid, and Full Truck Alliance. Since 2016, the firm has invested in the online learning platform VIPkid alongside Tencent, which has been described as a

NBA to Attend Chinese Communist Conference.

The National Basketball Association is slated to attend the 2021 China International Consumer Products Expo – an event sponsored by the Chinese Communist Party with guidelines stipulating attendees may not “undermine the pride and interests of the People’s Republic of China.” The upcoming event, hosted in the city of Haikou, lists the Chinese Communist Party’s Ministry of Commerce and Hainan provincial government as its “hosts.” The conference’s organizers – Trade Development Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce and Hainan Provincial Bureau of International Economic Developm – are also Chinese Communist Party-run entities. The conference, which saw Chinese state-run media outlets

Are Liberal Politics Ruining Sports? One Sportswriter Thinks So.

Sports have a tremendous potential to impact our culture and society, and they do so in a transformative way that transcends politics. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and helped usher in the civil rights era by working hard. Baseball helped unify the country and heal wounds after 9/11. But lately, the Left has been hijacking the power of sports for their own political gain, pushing liberal politics onto sports fans across America. Just in the last few years, we’ve seen the Left use sports to protest Arizona’s immigration laws, engage in corporate bullying against North Carolina, and dishonor the American

Did the NBA/NCAA Attack on North Carolina Just Backfire?

A new Civitas poll shows an astonishing turnaround for the courageous North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory — a 9-point swing now putting him up two points after being down seven in the last poll. As the sports-entertainment complex seeks to shame good, loving people in North Carolina who object to permitting transgender biological males to freely invade the privacy of girls in public school showers by dubbing them haters and bigots unworthy of being treated like any other American state, it looks like the overkill may be provoking a swing in McCrory’s favor. Or it could be the work of