- Josh Hawley is a Republican Senator from Missouri. He released a statement saying the NBA didn't care about law enforcement because they plan on allowing players to have Black Lives Matter on their jersey but won't allow Blue Lives Matter or Support Our Troops, that they were bowing down to China, and that ESPN is pushing a left wing agenda.
- Adrian Wojnarowski, an "NBA Insider" replied to his email saying "fuck you".
- Hawley then tweeted a screenshot and said ESPN doesn't support law enforcement and doesn't like criticism of China. He then tweeted that ESPN and Disney lobbyists immediately reached out to him and assured him they were on his side and that Wojnarowski was suspended without pay.
- Hawley is now using this to get ESPN CEO to meet him so they can discuss how Hawley wants them to change their programing to fit his political beliefs.