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NBA star LeBron says Morey ‘went too far’ with HK tweet

Houston Rockets GM caused an uproar by wading into China's internal affairs.

Chinese fans miffed at NBA, but not enough to skip a...

China has accused Western media of stirring up anti-Beijing sentiment about the Hong Kong protests.

Pompeo urges NBA to stand up to China

The Chinese Communist Party can withstand a singular tweet, says US secretary of state.

ESPN slammed over China-NBA coverage for using ‘9-dash line’ map

Map controversial for endorsing Beijing's claims to Taiwan and disputed territories in South China Sea.

China fans demand refunds after Tencent halts NBA streaming

Firm wants to stop broadcasting entire preseason in response to free speech row.

China slams Apple for ‘reckless’ support of HK protesters

New transport app alleged to help demonstrators locate police irks Beijing.

Chinese state media slam NBA in free speech row

China Daily has accused NBA commissioner Adam Silver of 'brazenly endorsing Morey's secessionist-supporting tweet'.

South Park refuses to bow down to pressure from China

Animated series mock nation in 'apology' over episode.

NBA, Nets cancel Shanghai media event

Comes amid public relations crisis sparked by tweet from Houston Rockets executive.

NBA back free speech after Hong Kong tweet furore

Commissioner Adam Silver insists his organisation supports Morey‘s right to express his opinions.

Chinese basketball shuts out NBA’s Houston Rockets over HK tweet

On China's Twitter-like Weibo, the association says it opposed Daryl Morey's comment, calling it inappropriate.

NBA passes stricter tampering, salary cap regulations

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving joined Brooklyn Nets after becoming free agents, sparking the issue.

NBA champion Raptors launch branded sports hijab

The idea of the sports hijab came from a story on how the Raptors were connecting with their diverse group of fans during their NBA Championship run.

Kobe, Shaq, squash renewed feud speculation

Bryant and O'Neal won three NBA titles together, but their tense relationship was a staple of league debate during the Lakers' period of dominance in the early 2000s.

Hachimura, Japan’s mixed-race basketball star who once ‘hid from the world’

Rui Hachimura made history in June when he became the first Japanese to be selected in the first round of the NBA draft, picked up by the Washington Wizards.

Injury-hit Lakers to look at Howard and Noah

According to Los Angeles Times, in addition to working out Joakim Noah and Dwight Howard, the Lakers will also look at Marreese Speights as they prepare to be without Cousins for most of the upcoming NBA season.

Dwight Howard linked to Los Angeles Lakers after Cousins’ injury

The eight-time All-Star, who spent one season with the Lakers in 2012-13, is expected to have his contract bought out by the Memphis Grizzlies and has a mutual interest in returning to the Lakers.

NBA’s Spurs to retire Tony Parker’s No 9 jersey

Tony Parker becomes Spurs 10th player in history to have his jersey raised to the rafters.

DeMarcus Cousins has torn ACL

The four-time All-Star's entire 2019-20 season is in jeopardy considering his recent injury history and the typical nine-month recovery window.

Lowry, Smart to miss USA scrimmage with injuries

After being snubbed by several NBA superstars, the US squad also needs to do without Kyle Lowry and Marcus Smart in the team buildup for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

Kevin Durant doesn’t blame the Warriors for injury

Durant, who signed a four-year deal worth $164 million with the Brooklyn Nets last month, was injured in game five of the NBA Finals after trying to make a comeback from a previous injury.

Nike’s Jordan Brand inks rising star Williamson to shoe deal

NBA number one draft pick Zion Williamson has made a multiyear shoe deal with Nike affiliated Jordan Brand.

Rockets star Harden will skip basketball World Cup

James Harden wants to spend the rest of the NBA off-season preparing to play with a new-look Rockets.

Thunder trade Westbrook to Houston for Paul, trade picks

Russell Westbrook will reunite with James Harden at the Houston Rockets.