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NBA-China standoff intensifies over controversial tweet



The fallout between the NBA and China has intensified after Chinese organizers canceled a fan event in Shanghai just one day before an exhibition game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers. The decision to cancel the meet and greet between players and fans came after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver defended a controversial tweet posted by the Houston Rockets’ general manager which expressed support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters. New York Times NBA Reporter Sopan Deb joined CBSN with the latest.

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Hao Neo
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Hao Neo

Today, I went to talk business with the person in charge of another company on behalf of my company. After meeting with him, I scolded his whole family directly. He was unexpectedly really angry and didn't want to talk business with me!

My boss felt ridiculous. After all, my remarks only represent me, not the company. I have freedom of speech, not the It doesn't represent the company.

He was even more angry, and refused to cooperate directly, and said that he did not want to cooperate with our company in the future.

Alas, they are really very strange, why are they angry?

Peter Luvs Lisa
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Peter Luvs Lisa

What Silver and Lebron miss is that Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela would be arm in arm with the protesters in Hong Kong

Peter Luvs Lisa
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Peter Luvs Lisa

Boycott the NBA!! Boycott Nike!! FREEDOM

Peter Luvs Lisa
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Peter Luvs Lisa

I'm sure MLK Jr. And Nelson Mandela are proud of you Lebron. You showed the content of your character. Muslims in concentration camps and killing protesters in Hong Kong. Woke is a joke and obviously a lie.

rmd rmd
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rmd rmd

USA, like it or not, you are protector of democracy. NEVER fail the world in that duty please. Thank You

David tiah
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David tiah

NBA stands for National Basketball Association. This is obvious. But not so obvious is why is a Basketball Association getting involved in politics and continues to play politics by demonising China, making public statements to make China look bad? Surely this is not the way to resolve the misunderstanding?

Gene Hsu
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Gene Hsu

TWEET HEARD AROUND THE WORLD Basketball Diplomacy Meets China NBA
 
On October 7, 2019, seven words posted on social media, "Fight For Freedom. Stand With Hong Kong." will forever alter the trajectory of China's rise.
 
https://medium.com/@genejhsu/chinas-over-reaction-to-daryl-morey-s-tweet-is-the-most-consequential-of-the-last-70-years-b532e560f012
 
#ChinaNBA #HongKongProtest #DarylMoreyTweet #USChina #NBA

tecums3h
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tecums3h

China declares war on the NBA, Trump pulls troops out.

EvilEddy
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EvilEddy

So I’m supposed to as an African American protest China but white people don’t want any protests about over policing racism in policing.

Whites don’t want any protests about Israel or Saudi Arabia? Please white people stfu ! Those African American players are defending their communities as they should and only their communities!

KittySnicker
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KittySnicker

Can the Chinese Communist Party just like drop dead already? It’s getting old. Always offended by something. Always blocking something. yawn I stand with Hong Kong.

Paul _
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Paul _

Chinese DEMAND SLAVES,
NBA is chipping them over.

Paul _
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Paul _

Take the NBAs citizenship for treason.
let them go back to china.
SEND THE NBA TO CHINA….FOREVER.

Achmad Iqbal
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Achmad Iqbal

what a fvcking stupid tweet

moe bezz
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moe bezz

Trump is ruining the world

froofaloo
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froofaloo

First the NFL. Now the NBA. So much for them getting my money on merch.

Dularr
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Dularr

What people fail to recognize is a significant, if not vast majority, of Chinese are ultra-nationalists. People try to pretend this is all about the communist government. It's not, it is also about the ultra-nationalists.

bad bia
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bad bia

F*** the NBA and their ties to a communist and oppressive regime and f*** China my support is with Hong Kong

Ribshok Productions
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Ribshok Productions
Isitreall
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Isitreall

There shouldn't be NO FIGHT! WALK AWAY.

Gilbert Salazar
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Gilbert Salazar

NBA claims do have morals but have zero. They bow down to the all mighty yaun

Ken no need for one
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Ken no need for one

Imagine how it's going to work out for you when it's time for NBA to play in America .
Sell-outs to any countries cash . And of all places China !
But has the audacity to be anti-American when we are the best country in the world !

Francisco Rojas
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Francisco Rojas

he followed the nba all his life but not his country