China is putting the NBA's wokeness to the test

QuartzNow, China's attempt to force businesses to toe Beijing's ideological line has come to the NBA, after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey expressed his support for Hong Kong's protests in a now-deleted tweet on Friday (Oct. 4). The team's owner ...

October 7th 2019


Rockets GM Daryl Morey's Pro-Hong Kong Tweet Ignites Geopolitical Scandal Between NBA and China

Sports IllustratedNEW YORK — Daryl Morey tweeted, China responded, and on the opening weekend of the NBA preseason the league has found itself embroiled in a geopolitical scandal that threatens its relationship with a basketball starved country that generates ...

October 7th 2019


Rockets GM Daryl Morey tries to defuse tenuous spot with China after Hong Kong tweet

USA TODAYThe NBA and the Houston Rockets are embroiled in a tenuous situation with China over a since-deleted tweet from general manager Daryl Morey regarding protests in Hong Kong. Following Morey's tweet, which expressed support for Hong Kong, multiple ...

October 7th 2019


The Rockets have long been huge in China. Then their GM tweeted about the Hong Kong protests.

Washington PostNBA executive Daryl Morey inadvertently sparked an international incident this weekend, when a Twitter post supporting human rights protesters in Hong Kong was met with a swift backlash in China. Morey, the Houston Rockets' general manager who is in ...

October 7th 2019


Daryl Morey's Hong Kong Tweet Exposed the Limits of the NBA's Social Conscience

Slate MagazineIf you had told me earlier this week that a powerful American executive was going to cause an international incident by tweeting about China, I would've felt safe in guessing that the missive would contain multiple spelling errors and would've been inspired by ...

October 7th 2019


The NBA Feels a Backlash in China After a Tweet Supporting Hong Kong

Wall Street JournalThe NBA has positioned itself as the most progressive of the major American sports leagues by encouraging free speech and spreading basketball around the world. Now those forces have collided and placed the league in the eye of an international crisis.

October 6th 2019


NBA Executive's Hong Kong Tweet Starts Firestorm in China

The New York TimesThe general manager of the N.B.A.'s Houston Rockets has touched off a firestorm in China after expressing support on Twitter for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, putting the professional basketball league at odds with its largest and highest-priority ...

October 6th 2019