Nets’ owner Joe Tsai says basketball players are ‘difficult to manage’
Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai recently made an appearance at the BEYOND Expo 2023 conference and made some polarizing comments. Tsai, co-founder of Alibaba Group and also an owner of the New York Liberty, spoke at the gathering about how, in part, that AI will redefine digital entertainment.
In essence, Tsai said that he manages a basketball team and that the players are difficult to manage. Tsai did not mention any players specifically, but anyone who is familiar with the Nets over the past few seasons know how much drama happened with the organization during the time that Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden were with the team.
There has been a lot of talk recently of how hard it is to manage more than one superstar on the same team, but Brooklyn was trying to win a championship by getting Durant and Irving to come to the Nets in the first place. Now that none of the aforementioned superstars are in Brooklyn, Tsai can go back to having an “easy” team.
The lede is not how Tsai's remarks may affect the Nets' ability to attract players. It's the grim dystopian nightmare of a tech mogul believing casting, acting, and editing are "logistical pain points" in filmmaking and should be solved by eliminating humans from the process https://t.co/JG1oUMkZTI pic.twitter.com/PSmMksb58r
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