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The National Basketball Association lost almost all of its major Chinese sponsors as the Chinese government flexes its economic muscle after a tweet backing Hong Kong's protesters triggered a backlash. The National Basketball Association lost almost all of its major Chinese sponsors as the Chinese government flexes its economic muscle after a tweet backing Hong Kong's protesters triggered a backlash.

Nissan joins CCTV, Tencent in backlash to NBA pro-Hong Kong tweet | Fin24

Chinese organisers cancel an NBA fan event as the row threatens the NBA’s multi-billion-dollar China business, and Chinese fans are bewilderedChinese organisers cancel an NBA fan event as the row threatens the NBA’s multi-billion-dollar China business, and Chinese fans are bewildered

China lays into NBA, comparing tweet about Hong Kong to 9/11

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 — Hong Kong entertainer Edison Chen became collateral damage following a tweet by basketball team Houston Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey. A known Rockets fan, Chen had previously uploaded pictures of him on his social media account donning the red Rockets jersey —...KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 — Hong Kong entertainer Edison Chen became collateral damage following a tweet by basketball team Houston Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey. A known Rockets fan, Chen had previously uploaded pictures of him on his social media account donning the red Rockets jersey —...

Fans call on Hong Kong entertainer Edison Chen to remove pictures of him donning the Houston Rockets jersey | Showbiz | Malay Mail

China's outrage shows the tricky balance for companies operating there and perceptions back home.China's outrage shows the tricky balance for companies operating there and perceptions back home.

China NBA: How one tweet derailed the NBA's China game plan - BBC News

For all sport, the Chinese market represents huge opportunity, but recent experience reveals the political cost of this collaboration, Simon Chadwick For all sport, the Chinese market is a huge opportunity, but recent experience reveals the political cost of this collaboration, Simon Chadwick writes.For all sport, the Chinese market represents huge opportunity, but recent experience reveals the political cost of this collaboration, Simon Chadwick For all sport, the Chinese market is a huge opportunity, but recent experience reveals the political cost of this collaboration, Simon Chadwick writes.

The NBA in China: Who calls the shots? - Policy Forum

In straightforward comparison to rather just a few necessary American sports activities leagues, the NBA has received a reputation for progressivism that,

Brewer: It took an uncomfortably long time, but Adam Silver got it right on NBA and China

US National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver’s comments on free speech and refusal to apologize to China for Houston Rockets General Manager (GM) Daryl Morey’s since-deleted tweet supporting protests in Hong Kong has triggered a series of severed ties and disdain for the NBA in mainland China. US National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver’s comments on free speech and refusal to apologize to China for Houston Rockets General Manager (GM) Daryl Morey’s since-deleted tweet supporting protests in Hong Kong has triggered a series of severed ties and disdain for the NBA in mainland China.

NBA’s ‘Free Speech’ Argument Exemplifies Western Ignorance of Hong Kong Issues - Sputnik International

Doing business in China comes with major strings attached. This week it became evident that a few provocative words can cause those strings to tighten. ADoing business in China comes with major strings attached. This week it became evident that a few provocative words can cause those strings to tighten. A

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“Listen....@dmorey does NOT speak for the @HoustonRockets. Our presence in Tokyo is all about the promotion of the @NBA internationally and we are NOT a political organization. @espn https://t.co/yNyQFtwTTi”

Tilman Fertitta on Twitter: "Listen....@dmorey does NOT speak for the @HoustonRockets. Our presence in Tokyo is all about the promotion of the @NBA internationally and we are NOT a political organization. @espn… https://t.co/MJueROZEih"

“2/ I have always appreciated the significant support our Chinese fans and sponsors have provided and I would hope that those who are upset will know that offending or misunderstanding them was not my intention. My tweets are my own and in no way represent the Rockets or the NBA.”

Daryl Morey on Twitter: "2/ I have always appreciated the significant support our Chinese fans and sponsors have provided and I would hope that those who are upset will know that offending or misunderstanding them was not my intention. My tweets are my own and in no way represent the Rockets or the NBA."

“1/ I did not intend my tweet to cause any offense to Rockets fans and friends of mine in China. I was merely voicing one thought, based on one interpretation, of one complicated event. I have had a lot of opportunity since that tweet to hear and consider other perspectives.”

Daryl Morey on Twitter: "1/ I did not intend my tweet to cause any offense to Rockets fans and friends of mine in China. I was merely voicing one thought, based on one interpretation, of one complicated event. I have had a lot of opportunity since that tweet to hear and consider other perspectives."

“Two sources with knowledge of the Rockets' ownership thinking strongly refute the Ringer report indicating that the GM Daryl Morey's job is in jeopardy as a result of the Hong Kong tweet-China situation. That being said, it's undeniably a mess.”

Sam Amick on Twitter: "Two sources with knowledge of the Rockets' ownership thinking strongly refute the Ringer report indicating that the GM Daryl Morey's job is in jeopardy as a result of the Hong Kong tweet-China situation. That being said, it's undeniably a mess."

Our world is diverse. China and other countries will not act according to the US attitude. Such an era has already passed. The US should try to understand China and coordinate with China. This is not catering to China, but an inevitable choice for different countries’ common development.

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A since-deleted tweet in support of Hong Kong from the Houston Rocket's GM has dragged the NBA into a political firestorm in China.

NBA events canceled in China as fallout over Hong Kong tweet continues

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A sign-waving couple who yelled "Free Hong Kong" repeatedly near the bench of a Chinese team at a pre-season NBA game were removed by security for disturbing fans, the Philadelphia 76ers said on Wednesday (Oct 9).. Read more at straitstimes.com.East Asia News -WASHINGTON (AFP) - A sign-waving couple who yelled "Free Hong Kong" repeatedly near the bench of a Chinese team at a pre-season NBA game were removed by security for disturbing fans,

Hong Kong protest supporters removed from 76ers-Guangzhou NBA game in Philadelphia, East Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Effects of the NBA's strained relationship with China are being felt in NBA arenas in a pair of games in the United States featuring the Guangzhou Loong Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.Effects of the NBA's strained relationship with China are being felt in NBA arenas in a pair of games in the United States featuring the Guangzhou Loong Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.

China demonstrators protest at Wizards, 76ers games vs. Guangzhou

Chinese fans of the Houston Rockets have shifted their attention from the professional basketball team to real rockets, or Chinese all-girl group 101 Rocket Girls, and have even updated their social media following a tweet blunder on Sunday.

Rockets' support and business plummet amid Morey tweet aftershock

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet supporting Hong Kong protesters, who are seeking to maintain and expand their freedoms, ignited a geopolitical firestorm that is consuming the NBA. The NBA is now caught in a difficult situation – trying to balance its business interests in China withRockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet supporting Hong Kong protesters, who are seeking to maintain and expand their freedoms, ignited a geopolitical firestorm that is consuming the NBA. The NBA is now caught in a difficult situation – trying to balance its business interests in China with

After holding signs supporting Hong Kong protesters, 76ers fans ejected from game (video)

A simple image consisting of seven words might be the most troublesome tweet in corporate America this year.A simple image consisting of seven words might be the most troublesome tweet in corporate America this year.

How one tweet snowballed into the NBA's worst nightmare - KOAM