Chinese Media Tie Daryl Morey's 'Bad Luck' to Kobe Bryant Death

Chinese Media Tie Daryl Morey's 'Bad Luck' to Kobe Bryant Death

China’s state-run Global Times publication celebrated the resignation of Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, who publicly supported Hong Kong’s anti-communist movement last year, on Friday, speculating that Morey is cursed and his “bad luck” may have resulted in the death of Kobe Bryant.

Morey became world-famous in October 2019 after posting a statement on Twitter reading “fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” At the time, the city was in its fourth month of large, peaceful protests against Beijing, specifically rejecting a proposed law that would have allowed China to prosecute anyone in the nominally autonomous Hong Kong for violations of communist laws that do not apply there. The Communist Party has aggressively rejected protesters, branding them violent rioters and demanding other world powers condemn them, as well. Most of the free world has, instead, criticized China for enabling police brutality against peaceful demonstrators and violating the terms of the

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