The NBA sold its moral high ground by apologizing to China | Opinion

Detroit Free PressIt's easy to talk about social and political issues if your audience mostly agrees. Call it the power of an echo chamber. Which means that when the NBA brass decided to brand itself as a supporter of the freedom of expression it encouraged among its general ...

October 9th 2019


NBA postpones Shanghai press event amid worsening spat with China

CNNShanghai (CNN) The NBA has abruptly called off a hotly anticipated press event for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers in Shanghai, the latest attempt to contain what is fast becoming a major crisis after a team official tweeted support of pro-democracy ...

October 9th 2019


NBA Commissioner Defends Daryl Morey as Chinese Companies Cut Ties

The New York TimesThe main state television broadcaster in China announced Tuesday that it would not broadcast two N.B.A. preseason games scheduled for this week in Shanghai and Shenzhen, as the firestorm over a team executive's Twitter post supportive of ...

October 8th 2019


NBA Defends 'Freedom Of Speech' For Employees As China Moves To Block Games

NPRNBA Commissioner Adam Silver is affirming the league will not censor players or front-office personnel, saying "freedom of expression" is paramount for the league — which has been criticized for its response to an employee's tweet about pro-democracy ...

October 8th 2019


Will NBA games in China be cancelled? Nation pulls plug on airing games, celebrities boycott

USA TODAYChina will not air two preseason NBA games scheduled in China this week on TV and the Internet after NBA commissioner Adam Silver's latest comments in Tokyo showing unwavering support for free speech and the growing rift between the league and ...

October 8th 2019


China's love for the NBA runs deep. But the Rockets scandal is forcing fans to choose between sport and country

CNNAn estimated 300 million people play basketball in China, according to figures cited in Chinese state media. Many of them are fans of the NBA, whose future in the country could be in jeopardy thanks to a now-deleted tweet by Houston Rockets general ...

October 8th 2019