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Warriors Co-Owner Sparks Fury After Saying ‘Nobody Cares’ About China’s Uyghurs

  • Republican Senators Cotton, Romney weigh in on Twitter
  • NBA already finds itself in delicate situation with China
Chamath Palihapitiya 

Chamath Palihapitiya 

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The National Basketball Association found itself in a China-linked controversy once again after serial dealmaker Chamath Palihapitiya, a part owner of the Golden State Warriors, dismissed concerns over human rights abuses facing the Uyghur minority in China. 

“Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs, OK?” the Sri Lankan-born investor said during a Jan. 15 episode of the “All-In” podcast, reacting to a comment from co-host Jason Calacanis about the Biden administration’s “very strong” stance on the issue.