About a day after the NBA commissioner said the NBA wouldn’t be apologizing for Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s since-deleted tweet in apparent support of the Hong Kong protesters, Harden spoke to reporters in a show of support for Silver.
“We all have freedom of speech, that is the world we live in,” Harden told reporters in Tokyo, where the Rockets are to play the Toronto Raptors in a couple pre-season contests. “Everyone should [say] how they feel and their thought process, be able to speak it. Obviously some people are going to feel some type of ways, others are going to agree. That is just the world we live in. I’m here for Adam Silver.”
Harden earlier attempted to apologize for Morey in some of the immediate aftermath of Morey’s tweet, saying “We apologize. We love China.”