- President Trump shared a fun moment with Tilman Fertitta and joked about the NBA team’s general manager Daryl Morey.
- Recently a meeting held by the President, to talk about regulations of restaurants amid COVID-19 went off track as people in the conference started discussing basketball.
- Last October, Morey tweeted out an image and caption in support of the pro-democracy protestors in their fight against the Chinese government.
President Donald Trump is well known for lurking around and his feud with China is now too mainstream. Recently, he held a meeting with all top restaurant owners to discuss reopening past COVID-19. He left his mark in that meeting that ended up being global news. Like every other time.
Trump shared a fun moment with Tilman Fertitta and joked about the NBA team’s general manager Daryl Morey. Tilman, as we know, is the owner of the American basketball team Houston Rockets and also is the CEO of the hospitality company Landry’s Inc. Soon the round table conference went off the topic they were meant to discuss and started chit-chatting about basketball and that’s where Morey’s tweet came up.
Last October, Morey tweeted a few words which led him in huge troubles. Morey tweeted out an image in support of the pro-democracy protestors in their fight against the Chinese government in Hong Kong that read, “Fight For Freedom. Stand With Hong Kong.” This is where all it started the ultimate feud between the Chinese and the NBA. The tweet obviously was later deleted and Fertitta along with Rockets made sure they were not tagged in it. The tweet not only cost reputation but also a couple of million dollars.
Well, it seems Tilman is still not over it. “You know, it’s funny you brought up China. I should’ve realised that it was going to be a bad year for China when my general manager tweeted out, you know, ‘Freedom for Hong Kong’,” Fertitta said while talking to Trump.. “That started my year. I’m still trying to work that out.”
Later the president was curious to know if Morey still worked for Rockets after all the mess he created. “Whatever happened to him, by the way? Is he still working for you? He must be pretty good,” Trump asked Fertitta. “It’s a trick question,” Fertitta replied, “but he is.”
After being the center of the biggest issue in sports this year all Morey said in his defense was “I think I’ve said what I’ve said there, ” He decided to stay quiet regarding it in order to stay away from any more drama.
The off the track conversation continued and Trump seemed keen to know the upcoming future of the NBA season to which Fertitta disclosed its little possibilities. He added the NBA side by side commissioner Adam Silver are currently working towards resume play amid the catastrophe, though a solid plan is under construction.
“I think we would play some games just to get it going again and create the interest, and then go right into the playoffs,” Fertitta replied, while Trump chimed in with an, “I agree.”