Beijing, Beijing, of thee I sing!

Oct 3, 2019: LA Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) blocks a shot of Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15). Photo by Steven Erler-USA TODAY Sports via REUTERS

Beijing, Beijing, of thee I sing,
oh what more can I say?
Don’t impose too much suffering
please on our NBA.

We used to stand for human rights
in this our USA,
but now we dodge this kind of fight
since courage does not pay.

Did someone tweet too freely? Well,
we are backtracking now.
We’ll warehouse our liberty bell
and learn how to kowtow.

And if our Rockets can’t be seen
in Shanghai and Hong Kong—
aren’t lost profits more obscene
than appeasing Mao Zedong?