Netease Sports reported on October 16:
According to ESPN reporter Wonarrowski,
At this time last year, Morey made inappropriate comments on his personal public platform and never apologized for it. His actions eventually led to China's resistance to the Rockets and the entire NBA. Although Rockets owner Fertita and league president Adam Silver both expressed their support for Morey's right to speak out, it is an indisputable fact that the NBA suffered severe economic damage.
For Rockets owner Fertita, the loss is even more obvious. Fertitta is a wealthy local businessman in Houston. His main industries are catering, leisure and entertainment. Due to the strong resistance of Chinese assets to the Rockets, the Rockets suddenly lost large-scale advertising revenue. Prior to this, most of the arena and team cooperation contracts signed by the Rockets came from Chinese companies. At the same time, the NBA lost a certain percentage of its broadcast revenue. At the level of the entire NBA, the loss was about $400 million, and the Rockets lost far more than other teams.
During the epidemic, Fertitta’s catering and entertainment industries suffered heavy losses. He was one of the world’s richest people who were most affected. The closure and closure of large-scale stores cost him heavy losses, both in rockets and in his own industry. , Fertitta also suffered a disastrous defeat.
The Rockets also failed to play their due level. After the Rockets exchanged for Westbrook last summer, the team had two MVP players with an annual salary of 40 million, but the two super giants teamed up and only played 44 wins and 28. Negative regular season record, equal to Oklahoma City, was also in the second round of the playoffs
It has been 13 years since Morey took office in 2007, but every year it has been thunder and rain. The Rockets have never made the finals in these 13 years. I have to say that it can only be described as failure.