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NBA postpones Nets-Lakers media sessions in China amid rift

7 monthes ago   |   By TORONTO STAR

NBA events were called off in China as part of an ongoing rift that began when Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey tweeted his support for anti-government protests in Hong Kong.
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Uncertainty Over Thursday's Preseason Game In China

Uncertainty Over Thursday's Preseason Game In China

7 monthes ago   |   By SLAMonline

The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers are scheduled to play a preseason game in Shanghai, China on Thursday but now there's uncertainty that the event will take place, ESPN's Rachel Nichols reports.
Two separate Chinese events were cancelled on Wednesday, an NBA Cares benefit for the Special Olympics and another fan appreciation event, and a billboard promoting the forthcoming Nets-Lakers tilt was removed from a building prior to the game actually taking place.
We've written previously about fallout from a tweet sent by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey , as well as the NBA's...
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NBA charity events in China canceled; Lakers-Nets games next?

NBA charity events in China canceled; Lakers-Nets games next?

7 monthes ago   |   By Sporting News

Two NBA Cares events and a fan event were canceled amid concerns the government might call off two preseason games in China.
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NBA banners for Nets-Lakers being taken down in Shanghai amid tensions

NBA banners for Nets-Lakers being taken down in Shanghai amid tensions

7 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

NBA banners in Shanghai promoting Thursday's scheduled exhibition game between the Nets and Lakers are being taken down amid China's anger toward the league and Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey after Morey tweeted support for Hong Kong protesters. China was infuriated not only at Morey's since-deleted tweet, but commissioner Adam Silver's ensuing comments. “It...
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Latest On NBA/China Controversy

Latest On NBA/China Controversy

7 monthes ago   |   By Hoops Rumors

As first reported by Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today , there's a growing concern that the exhibition games between the Lakers and Nets scheduled to take place in China on Thursday and Saturday this week will be cancelled as a result of tension between the NBA and the Chinese government.
As we've outlined in a series of stories , that tension stems from a tweet supporting Hong Kong protestors which was published - and quickly deleted - by Rockets general manager Daryl Morey. Since then, the NBA and commissioner Adam Silver have backed Morey's freedom of expression, which has upset the league...
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NBA postpones Nets, Lakers media sessions in Shanghai; games remain in question

7 monthes ago   |   By ProBasketballTalk

“Given the fluidity of the situation, today's media availability has been postponed,” the league said.
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