Related Articles: Watching first-hand as China tears away from NBA

Watching first-hand as China tears away from NBA

Watching first-hand as China tears away from NBA

SHANGHAI — The NBA’s relationship with basketball-mad China is frayed. Now the league has to see if it’s permanently broken. Clearly U.S.-Sino relations are going through some drama, from tra… Read full article:: Watching first-hand as China tears away ...→

Watching first-hand as China tears away from NBA

Watching first-hand as China tears away from NBA

SHANGHAI — The NBA’s relationship with basketball-mad China is frayed. Now the league has to see if it’s permanently broken. Clearly U.S.-Sino relations are going through some drama, from tra… Read full article:: Watching first-hand as China tears away ...→

ESPN personalities defend LeBron James, knock Daryl Morey amid NBA-China controversy

ESPN personalities defend LeBron James, knock Daryl Morey amid NBA-China controversy

Multiple ESPN personalities have weighed in on the ongoing controversy between the NBA and China, with some defending superstar LeBron James for his recent remarks knocking Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey for his tweet supporting Hong Kong protesters. Read full article:: ESPN personalities defend LeBron James, ...→

As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James enters spotlight

LeBron James has stepped into the spotlight of the now-strained relationship between the NBA and China with his comments about the league executive who started the ongoing fallout with what... Read full article:: As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James...→

Fans angered as Lebron James bows to Beijing in NBA-China controversy: "We all have freedom of speech but at times there are ramifications

"We all have freedom of speech, but at times, there are ramifications for a negative that can happen," James said to reporters Monday night. Read full article:: Fans angered as Lebron James bows to Bei...→

Charlie Kirk: The 'woke' NBA became 'joke' when it caved to China, but pampered players aren't the only fools here  | Opinion

Charlie Kirk: The 'woke' NBA became 'joke' when it caved to China, but pampered players aren't the only fools here | Opinion

James Harden is just one of many players who conveniently placed their social justice bona fides in their back pockets when it comes to making sure the money keeps rolling in. Tech companies and politicians cower too. Read full article:: Charlie Kirk: The 'woke' NBA became 'jok...→

Nationalism Over NBA Fandom: Fans Support 'Motherland' China

Nationalism Over NBA Fandom: Fans Support 'Motherland' China

When Wu Xintong's favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, played the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai this Thursday, she broke a viewing streak of more than 10 years and deliberately missed the game. Until recently... Read full article:: Nationalism Over NBA Fandom: Fans Suppor...→

More than enough cowards to go around in NBA-China controversy

More than enough cowards to go around in NBA-China controversy

Members of the NBA family have had an extremely difficult time locating their social consciences and their vocal cords. It’s the sort of thing that can happen when a sports league has a $4 billion relationship with a country. Read full article:: More than enough cowards to go around in...→

Wrath of Pro-Freedom Americans Abruptly Silences China NBA Tantrum

Wrath of Pro-Freedom Americans Abruptly Silences China NBA Tantrum

China's English-language propaganda outlets abruptly ceased publishing outlandish invective against the NBA on Friday. Read full article:: Wrath of Pro-Freedom Americans Abruptly ...→

NFL Jaguars Owner Gives PR Tips to NBA Amid Ugly China Fallout

NFL Jaguars Owner Gives PR Tips to NBA Amid Ugly China Fallout

Khan emphasized the importance of being “non-controversial” when team owners and managers do things outside of their expertise. Read full article:: NFL Jaguars Owner Gives PR Tips to NBA A...→

NBA Decides to Remain Silent for Rest of China Trip

NBA Decides to Remain Silent for Rest of China Trip

The NBA will complete its trip to China in silence. Saturday's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets to end this year's NBA China Games series will be played as scheduled in Shenzhen, though... Read full article:: NBA Decides to Remain Silent for Rest of...→

NBA nixes media availability for rest of China trip

NBA nixes media availability for rest of China trip

SHANGHAI, China – Apparently the NBA is going to go 0-for-China in terms of media availability on this trip that has gone from highly anticipated to highly controversial. Both the Brooklyn Nets and… Read full article:: NBA nixes media availability for rest of...→

Houston Rockets shut down reporter asking players about NBA-China situation

Houston Rockets shut down reporter asking players about NBA-China situation

CNN reporter Christina Macfarlane asked Houston Rockets stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook if they feel restricted from speaking out about current events. Read full article:: Houston Rockets shut down reporter askin...→

Draymond Green defends NBA, Adam Silver’s handling of China controversy

Draymond Green defends NBA, Adam Silver’s handling of China controversy

Warriors forward Draymond Green told reporters that he is learning the differences between the United States and China, particularly when it comes to freedom of speech. Read full article:: Draymond Green defends NBA, Adam Silver’...→

Charles Barkley Blasts 'Idiots' for Criticizing NBA over China Controversy

Charles Barkley Blasts 'Idiots' for Criticizing NBA over China Controversy

Former NBA star Charles Barkley has come out against the "idiots" criticizing the NBA over the China controversy, and defended the league Read full article:: Charles Barkley Blasts 'Idiots' for Crit...→

Trump mocks Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich over response to NBA-China standoff

Trump mocks Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich over response to NBA-China standoff

"I watch this guy Steve Kerr. And he was like a little boy, he was so scared to be even answering the question," Trump said Read full article:: Trump mocks Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovic...→

NBA in China: Fan has expletive message for Adam Silver as Lakers and Nets play preseason game

NBA in China: Fan has expletive message for Adam Silver as Lakers and Nets play preseason game

Chinese basketball fans packed the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on Thursday for a preseason game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets under tense conditions. Read full article:: NBA in China: Fan has expletive message ...→

NBA in China: Pro-Hong Kong protesters cause disruptions in crowd during Wizards game

NBA in China: Pro-Hong Kong protesters cause disruptions in crowd during Wizards game

While the Chinese government continues its strict censorship of media interactions surrounding NBA exhibition games in the Communist country, league-linked entities have also taken steps to crack down on potential protests in the U.S. Read full article:: NBA in China: Pro-Hong Kong protesters c...→

NBA-China rift could hit players where it hurts: Their wallets

NBA-China rift could hit players where it hurts: Their wallets

As LeBron James suggests, some of the league's top stars have millions of reasons to hope the controversy dies down Read full article:: NBA-China rift could hit players where i...→

China Weighs In: Defends Pro-Communist NBA Players

China Weighs In: Defends Pro-Communist NBA Players

China's English-language state media extended support to pro-China NBA "stars" after LeBron James criticized Hong Kong protesters. Read full article:: China Weighs In: Defends Pro-Communist N...→

Report: NBA Players Expressed Frustration over Silver's Handling of China Controversy

Report: NBA Players Expressed Frustration over Silver's Handling of China Controversy

In a private meeting with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, players from the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers reportedly criticized Read full article:: Report: NBA Players Expressed Frustratio...→

O'Donnell: NBA coaches and players can craft a compelling response to current China crisis

O'Donnell: NBA coaches and players can craft a compelling response to current China crisis

Jim O'Donnell says Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich rise about the fray after being singled out by President Donald Trump. Read full article:: O'Donnell: NBA coaches and players can c...→

Gordon Hayward unaffected by China-NBA controversy

Gordon Hayward unaffected by China-NBA controversy

Business between China and the NBA has been thrown into question in the wake of tensions sparked by Houston GM Daryl Morey tweeting support for Hong Kong protesters. It’s been reported that A… Read full article:: Gordon Hayward unaffected by China-NBA c...→

Woke Warrior Mark Cuban Silent on NBA-China Controversy

Woke Warrior Mark Cuban Silent on NBA-China Controversy

Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban has never held back from speaking publicly about politics and international relations, but even Cuban is Read full article:: Woke Warrior Mark Cuban Silent on NBA-Ch...→

Analyst: Buy Nike Stock Because NBA-China Fiasco Won't Hurt Brand

Analyst: Buy Nike Stock Because NBA-China Fiasco Won't Hurt Brand

One analyst says savvy investors will continue to buy Nike shares despite the recent controversy involving the National Basketball Association and China. Read full article:: Analyst: Buy Nike Stock Because NBA-Chin...→

The NBA cancels media access for the remainder of China trip | WTOP

The NBA has canceled media availability for the remainder of its visit to China as it involves putting players in an “unfair” situation. Read full article:: The NBA cancels media access for the rem...→

Man who had pro-Hong Kong sign confiscated at NBA game in Washington says league is 'afraid' of China

Man who had pro-Hong Kong sign confiscated at NBA game in Washington says league is 'afraid' of China

A spectator at the Washington Wizards' exhibition game versus the Guangzhou Long-Lions reacted to having security take away his pro-Hong Kong signage. Read full article:: Man who had pro-Hong Kong sign confiscat...→

Rush Limbaugh blasts hypocrisy of NBA, media on China criticism

Rush Limbaugh blasts hypocrisy of NBA, media on China criticism

Radio host Rush Limbaugh says the NBA’s decision to mute criticism of China demonstrates how far the culture has shifted since 1989’s Tiananmen Square protests. Read full article:: Rush Limbaugh blasts hypocrisy of NBA, m...→

How NBA finances could suffer from fallout with China over Hong Kong protests

How NBA finances could suffer from fallout with China over Hong Kong protests

NBC News’ Stephanie Ruhle breaks down the business implications for the NBA and other companies trying to crack the Chinese market. Read full article:: How NBA finances could suffer from fallo...→

Houston Rockets press official shuts down question on NBA-China fallout

Houston Rockets press official shuts down question on NBA-China fallout

A Houston Rockets press official on Thursday swatted down a reporter’s questions to star players James Harden and Russell Westbrook about the fallout from general manager Daryl Morey’s … Read full article:: Houston Rockets press official shuts dow...→

Ben Shapiro: China vs. the NBA – League's social activism has a price (and now we know what it is)

Ben Shapiro: China vs. the NBA – League's social activism has a price (and now we know what it is)

In recent years, the NBA has become famously political. During the heyday of the Black Lives Matter movement, the NBA permitted players to wear slogan-printed T-shirts in support, and stars like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul spok Read full article:: Ben Shapiro: China vs. the NBA – League'...→

China Cancels Media Events for NBA Preseason Game | Breitbart

China Cancels Media Events for NBA Preseason Game | Breitbart

In response to the NBA defending Daryl Morey’s freedom of speech, Chinese officials took it away from the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Read full article:: China Cancels Media Events for NBA Prese...→

Media events canceled in China for NBA preseason game

Media events canceled in China for NBA preseason game

In response to the NBA defending Daryl Morey’s freedom of speech, Chinese officials took it away from the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets. Read full article:: Media events canceled in China for NBA p...→

NBA in China: Lakers, Nets Shanghai preseason game to have no media availability

NBA in China: Lakers, Nets Shanghai preseason game to have no media availability

The Chinese government reportedly canceled all media availabilities Thursday surrounding an NBA preseason game in Shanghai between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets, an exhibition game that's morphed into a flashpoint after Beijing began retaliating in response to a general manager's tweet expressing support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Read full article:: NBA in China: Lakers, Nets Shanghai pres...→

As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James enters spotlight

As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James enters spotlight

The Rockets are not engaging in the conversation on LeBron James's criticism of Houston general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests Read full article:: As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James...→

Josh Hawley Slams LeBron's 'Garbage' Comments on NBA-China Scandal

Josh Hawley Slams LeBron's 'Garbage' Comments on NBA-China Scandal

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) unloaded on LeBron James for his remarks regarding the league's ongoing free speech scandal with China. Read full article:: Josh Hawley Slams LeBron's 'Garbage' Com...→

Cruz says it was

Cruz says it was "really sad to see" NBA bend to pressure from China

"t was really sad to see an American company and indeed a global sports league like the NBA being dragooned into censoring the free speech of American citizens in the interest of big bucks," Cruz told "Face the Nation" Read full article:: Cruz says it was "really sad to see" NBA...→

Mike Pompeo scolds NBA over timid response to China

Mike Pompeo scolds NBA over timid response to China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday scolded the NBA for appeasing China in the continuing controversy surrounding the NBA and the communist country. Pompeo told the American Association of Chr… Read full article:: Mike Pompeo scolds NBA over timid respon...→

NBA vs. China: The league is bravely defending free speech—and that's a game changer | Opinion

NBA vs. China: The league is bravely defending free speech—and that's a game changer | Opinion

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's remarks reveal a growing respect for the sports community's right to advocate for the causes they care about. And yes, that includes international human rights. Read full article:: NBA vs. China: The league is bravely def...→

Silenced: NBA Cancels Media Availability for Remainder of China Trip | Breitbart

Silenced: NBA Cancels Media Availability for Remainder of China Trip | Breitbart

The National Basketball Association has canceled all press conferences and media availability for the duration of their China trip, to avoid Read full article:: Silenced: NBA Cancels Media Availability...→

NBA in China: League cancels media availability as it closes out disastrous preseason trip

NBA in China: League cancels media availability as it closes out disastrous preseason trip

For several days, the NBA's stars and coaches have appeared uncomfortable, unwilling or unable to discuss the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and China's mainland human rights abuses. The league's solution? Shutting down discussion altogether. Read full article:: NBA in China: League cancels media avail...→

NBA decides to remain silent for rest of China trip

NBA decides to remain silent for rest of China trip

NBA says Lakers and Nets will play again to finish China trip, but without any media availabilities Read full article:: NBA decides to remain silent for rest of...→

Seen but not heard: Lakers, Nets, NBA are silent in Shanghai

LeBron James raised his arms in appreciation of the cheering crowd in Shanghai shortly after the final buzzer, then removed his headband and flipped it toward some ticketholders clamoring for a one-of-a-kind souvenir.... He was seen. Read full article:: Seen but not heard: Lakers, Nets, NBA ar...→

Houston Rockets PR shuts down reporter asking James Harden, Russell Westbrook about NBA-China controversy

Houston Rockets PR shuts down reporter asking James Harden, Russell Westbrook about NBA-China controversy

During a press conference featuring Houston Rockets' stars, James Harden and Russell Westbrook, a CNN reporter was quickly stopped when she asked a question pertaining to politics and social justice. Read full article:: Houston Rockets PR shuts down reporter a...→

ESPN Uses Illegal Communist Map of 'China' in NBA Report

ESPN Uses Illegal Communist Map of 'China' in NBA Report

The Disney-owned sports network ESPN aired the Communist Party's preferred map of China during a broadcast Wednesday morning. Read full article:: ESPN Uses Illegal Communist Map of 'Chin...→

Watch: CNN Reporter Shut Down for Asking NBA Stars About China

Watch: CNN Reporter Shut Down for Asking NBA Stars About China

A CNN reporter was cut off by an NBA staffer while asking James Harden and Russell Westbrook about the free speech furor surrounding China. Read full article:: Watch: CNN Reporter Shut Down for Asking...→

NBA in China: Rockets shut down question to James Harden, Russell Westbrook about tweet fallout

NBA in China: Rockets shut down question to James Harden, Russell Westbrook about tweet fallout

A Houston Rockets media relations official shut down a reporter’s question to stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook on Thursday amid the continuing controversy surrounding the NBA and China. Read full article:: NBA in China: Rockets shut down question...→

China Bars NBA Players, Adam Silver From Speaking To Media As Lakers Face Nets In Shanghai

China Bars NBA Players, Adam Silver From Speaking To Media As Lakers Face Nets In Shanghai

Neither the U.S. nor the Chinese national anthems were played before the game. The game took place despite a condition from the Chinese government that Lakers and Nets players, along with NBA commissioner Adam Silver, be barred from speaking to the media. Read full article:: China Bars NBA Players, Adam Silver From...→

ESPN personalities defend LeBron James, knock Daryl Morey amid NBA-China controversy

ESPN personalities defend LeBron James, knock Daryl Morey amid NBA-China controversy

Multiple ESPN personalities have weighed in on the ongoing controversy between the NBA and China, with some defending superstar LeBron James for his recent remarks knocking Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey for his tweet supporting Hong Kong protesters. Read full article:: ESPN personalities defend LeBron James, ...→

As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James enters spotlight

As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James enters spotlight

The Rockets are not engaging in the conversation on LeBron James's criticism of Houston general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests Read full article:: As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James...→

China Weighs In: Defends Pro-Communist NBA Players

China Weighs In: Defends Pro-Communist NBA Players

China's English-language state media extended support to pro-China NBA "stars" after LeBron James criticized Hong Kong protesters. Read full article:: China Weighs In: Defends Pro-Communist N...→

Fans angered as Lebron James bows to Beijing in NBA-China controversy: "We all have freedom of speech but at times there are ramifications

"We all have freedom of speech, but at times, there are ramifications for a negative that can happen," James said to reporters Monday night. Read full article:: Fans angered as Lebron James bows to Bei...→

Nationalism Over NBA Fandom: Fans Support 'Motherland' China

Nationalism Over NBA Fandom: Fans Support 'Motherland' China

When Wu Xintong's favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, played the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai this Thursday, she broke a viewing streak of more than 10 years and deliberately missed the game. Until recently... Read full article:: Nationalism Over NBA Fandom: Fans Suppor...→

Mike Pompeo scolds NBA over timid response to China

Mike Pompeo scolds NBA over timid response to China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday scolded the NBA for appeasing China in the continuing controversy surrounding the NBA and the communist country. Pompeo told the American Association of Chr… Read full article:: Mike Pompeo scolds NBA over timid respon...→

Gordon Hayward unaffected by China-NBA controversy

Gordon Hayward unaffected by China-NBA controversy

Business between China and the NBA has been thrown into question in the wake of tensions sparked by Houston GM Daryl Morey tweeting support for Hong Kong protesters. It’s been reported that A… Read full article:: Gordon Hayward unaffected by China-NBA c...→

Wrath of Pro-Freedom Americans Abruptly Silences China NBA Tantrum

Wrath of Pro-Freedom Americans Abruptly Silences China NBA Tantrum

China's English-language propaganda outlets abruptly ceased publishing outlandish invective against the NBA on Friday. Read full article:: Wrath of Pro-Freedom Americans Abruptly ...→

Silenced: NBA Cancels Media Availability for Remainder of China Trip | Breitbart

Silenced: NBA Cancels Media Availability for Remainder of China Trip | Breitbart

The National Basketball Association has canceled all press conferences and media availability for the duration of their China trip, to avoid Read full article:: Silenced: NBA Cancels Media Availability...→

Analyst: Buy Nike Stock Because NBA-China Fiasco Won't Hurt Brand

Analyst: Buy Nike Stock Because NBA-China Fiasco Won't Hurt Brand

One analyst says savvy investors will continue to buy Nike shares despite the recent controversy involving the National Basketball Association and China. Read full article:: Analyst: Buy Nike Stock Because NBA-Chin...→

NBA Decides to Remain Silent for Rest of China Trip

NBA Decides to Remain Silent for Rest of China Trip

The NBA will complete its trip to China in silence. Saturday's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets to end this year's NBA China Games series will be played as scheduled in Shenzhen, though... Read full article:: NBA Decides to Remain Silent for Rest of...→

NBA decides to remain silent for rest of China trip

NBA decides to remain silent for rest of China trip

NBA says Lakers and Nets will play again to finish China trip, but without any media availabilities Read full article:: NBA decides to remain silent for rest of...→

Man who had pro-Hong Kong sign confiscated at NBA game in Washington says league is 'afraid' of China

Man who had pro-Hong Kong sign confiscated at NBA game in Washington says league is 'afraid' of China

A spectator at the Washington Wizards' exhibition game versus the Guangzhou Long-Lions reacted to having security take away his pro-Hong Kong signage. Read full article:: Man who had pro-Hong Kong sign confiscat...→

Seen but not heard: Lakers, Nets, NBA are silent in Shanghai

LeBron James raised his arms in appreciation of the cheering crowd in Shanghai shortly after the final buzzer, then removed his headband and flipped it toward some ticketholders clamoring for a one-of-a-kind souvenir.... He was seen. Read full article:: Seen but not heard: Lakers, Nets, NBA ar...→

How NBA finances could suffer from fallout with China over Hong Kong protests

How NBA finances could suffer from fallout with China over Hong Kong protests

NBC News’ Stephanie Ruhle breaks down the business implications for the NBA and other companies trying to crack the Chinese market. Read full article:: How NBA finances could suffer from fallo...→

Draymond Green defends NBA, Adam Silver’s handling of China controversy

Draymond Green defends NBA, Adam Silver’s handling of China controversy

Warriors forward Draymond Green told reporters that he is learning the differences between the United States and China, particularly when it comes to freedom of speech. Read full article:: Draymond Green defends NBA, Adam Silver’...→

ESPN Uses Illegal Communist Map of 'China' in NBA Report

ESPN Uses Illegal Communist Map of 'China' in NBA Report

The Disney-owned sports network ESPN aired the Communist Party's preferred map of China during a broadcast Wednesday morning. Read full article:: ESPN Uses Illegal Communist Map of 'Chin...→

Ben Shapiro: China vs. the NBA – League's social activism has a price (and now we know what it is)

Ben Shapiro: China vs. the NBA – League's social activism has a price (and now we know what it is)

In recent years, the NBA has become famously political. During the heyday of the Black Lives Matter movement, the NBA permitted players to wear slogan-printed T-shirts in support, and stars like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul spok Read full article:: Ben Shapiro: China vs. the NBA – League'...→

Trump mocks Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich over response to NBA-China standoff

Trump mocks Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich over response to NBA-China standoff

"I watch this guy Steve Kerr. And he was like a little boy, he was so scared to be even answering the question," Trump said Read full article:: Trump mocks Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovic...→

NBA in China: Rockets shut down question to James Harden, Russell Westbrook about tweet fallout

NBA in China: Rockets shut down question to James Harden, Russell Westbrook about tweet fallout

A Houston Rockets media relations official shut down a reporter’s question to stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook on Thursday amid the continuing controversy surrounding the NBA and China. Read full article:: NBA in China: Rockets shut down question...→

Media events canceled in China for NBA preseason game

Media events canceled in China for NBA preseason game

In response to the NBA defending Daryl Morey’s freedom of speech, Chinese officials took it away from the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets. Read full article:: Media events canceled in China for NBA p...→

NBA in China: Pro-Hong Kong protesters cause disruptions in crowd during Wizards game

NBA in China: Pro-Hong Kong protesters cause disruptions in crowd during Wizards game

While the Chinese government continues its strict censorship of media interactions surrounding NBA exhibition games in the Communist country, league-linked entities have also taken steps to crack down on potential protests in the U.S. Read full article:: NBA in China: Pro-Hong Kong protesters c...→

NBA-China rift could hit players where it hurts: Their wallets

NBA-China rift could hit players where it hurts: Their wallets

As LeBron James suggests, some of the league's top stars have millions of reasons to hope the controversy dies down Read full article:: NBA-China rift could hit players where i...→

As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James enters spotlight

LeBron James has stepped into the spotlight of the now-strained relationship between the NBA and China with his comments about the league executive who started the ongoing fallout with what... Read full article:: As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James...→

Josh Hawley Slams LeBron's 'Garbage' Comments on NBA-China Scandal

Josh Hawley Slams LeBron's 'Garbage' Comments on NBA-China Scandal

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) unloaded on LeBron James for his remarks regarding the league's ongoing free speech scandal with China. Read full article:: Josh Hawley Slams LeBron's 'Garbage' Com...→

Report: NBA Players Expressed Frustration over Silver's Handling of China Controversy

Report: NBA Players Expressed Frustration over Silver's Handling of China Controversy

In a private meeting with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, players from the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers reportedly criticized Read full article:: Report: NBA Players Expressed Frustratio...→

Charlie Kirk: The 'woke' NBA became 'joke' when it caved to China, but pampered players aren't the only fools here  | Opinion

Charlie Kirk: The 'woke' NBA became 'joke' when it caved to China, but pampered players aren't the only fools here | Opinion

James Harden is just one of many players who conveniently placed their social justice bona fides in their back pockets when it comes to making sure the money keeps rolling in. Tech companies and politicians cower too. Read full article:: Charlie Kirk: The 'woke' NBA became 'jok...→

Cruz says it was

Cruz says it was "really sad to see" NBA bend to pressure from China

"t was really sad to see an American company and indeed a global sports league like the NBA being dragooned into censoring the free speech of American citizens in the interest of big bucks," Cruz told "Face the Nation" Read full article:: Cruz says it was "really sad to see" NBA...→

O'Donnell: NBA coaches and players can craft a compelling response to current China crisis

O'Donnell: NBA coaches and players can craft a compelling response to current China crisis

Jim O'Donnell says Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich rise about the fray after being singled out by President Donald Trump. Read full article:: O'Donnell: NBA coaches and players can c...→

More than enough cowards to go around in NBA-China controversy

More than enough cowards to go around in NBA-China controversy

Members of the NBA family have had an extremely difficult time locating their social consciences and their vocal cords. It’s the sort of thing that can happen when a sports league has a $4 billion relationship with a country. Read full article:: More than enough cowards to go around in...→

NBA vs. China: The league is bravely defending free speech—and that's a game changer | Opinion

NBA vs. China: The league is bravely defending free speech—and that's a game changer | Opinion

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's remarks reveal a growing respect for the sports community's right to advocate for the causes they care about. And yes, that includes international human rights. Read full article:: NBA vs. China: The league is bravely def...→

Woke Warrior Mark Cuban Silent on NBA-China Controversy

Woke Warrior Mark Cuban Silent on NBA-China Controversy

Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban has never held back from speaking publicly about politics and international relations, but even Cuban is Read full article:: Woke Warrior Mark Cuban Silent on NBA-Ch...→

NFL Jaguars Owner Gives PR Tips to NBA Amid Ugly China Fallout

NFL Jaguars Owner Gives PR Tips to NBA Amid Ugly China Fallout

Khan emphasized the importance of being “non-controversial” when team owners and managers do things outside of their expertise. Read full article:: NFL Jaguars Owner Gives PR Tips to NBA A...→

NBA in China: League cancels media availability as it closes out disastrous preseason trip

NBA in China: League cancels media availability as it closes out disastrous preseason trip

For several days, the NBA's stars and coaches have appeared uncomfortable, unwilling or unable to discuss the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and China's mainland human rights abuses. The league's solution? Shutting down discussion altogether. Read full article:: NBA in China: League cancels media avail...→

The NBA cancels media access for the remainder of China trip | WTOP

The NBA has canceled media availability for the remainder of its visit to China as it involves putting players in an “unfair” situation. Read full article:: The NBA cancels media access for the rem...→

NBA nixes media availability for rest of China trip

NBA nixes media availability for rest of China trip

SHANGHAI, China – Apparently the NBA is going to go 0-for-China in terms of media availability on this trip that has gone from highly anticipated to highly controversial. Both the Brooklyn Nets and… Read full article:: NBA nixes media availability for rest of...→

Rush Limbaugh blasts hypocrisy of NBA, media on China criticism

Rush Limbaugh blasts hypocrisy of NBA, media on China criticism

Radio host Rush Limbaugh says the NBA’s decision to mute criticism of China demonstrates how far the culture has shifted since 1989’s Tiananmen Square protests. Read full article:: Rush Limbaugh blasts hypocrisy of NBA, m...→

Houston Rockets shut down reporter asking players about NBA-China situation

Houston Rockets shut down reporter asking players about NBA-China situation

CNN reporter Christina Macfarlane asked Houston Rockets stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook if they feel restricted from speaking out about current events. Read full article:: Houston Rockets shut down reporter askin...→

Houston Rockets PR shuts down reporter asking James Harden, Russell Westbrook about NBA-China controversy

Houston Rockets PR shuts down reporter asking James Harden, Russell Westbrook about NBA-China controversy

During a press conference featuring Houston Rockets' stars, James Harden and Russell Westbrook, a CNN reporter was quickly stopped when she asked a question pertaining to politics and social justice. Read full article:: Houston Rockets PR shuts down reporter a...→

Houston Rockets press official shuts down question on NBA-China fallout

Houston Rockets press official shuts down question on NBA-China fallout

A Houston Rockets press official on Thursday swatted down a reporter’s questions to star players James Harden and Russell Westbrook about the fallout from general manager Daryl Morey’s … Read full article:: Houston Rockets press official shuts dow...→

Charles Barkley Blasts 'Idiots' for Criticizing NBA over China Controversy

Charles Barkley Blasts 'Idiots' for Criticizing NBA over China Controversy

Former NBA star Charles Barkley has come out against the "idiots" criticizing the NBA over the China controversy, and defended the league Read full article:: Charles Barkley Blasts 'Idiots' for Crit...→

Watch: CNN Reporter Shut Down for Asking NBA Stars About China

Watch: CNN Reporter Shut Down for Asking NBA Stars About China

A CNN reporter was cut off by an NBA staffer while asking James Harden and Russell Westbrook about the free speech furor surrounding China. Read full article:: Watch: CNN Reporter Shut Down for Asking...→

China Cancels Media Events for NBA Preseason Game | Breitbart

China Cancels Media Events for NBA Preseason Game | Breitbart

In response to the NBA defending Daryl Morey’s freedom of speech, Chinese officials took it away from the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Read full article:: China Cancels Media Events for NBA Prese...→

NBA in China: Fan has expletive message for Adam Silver as Lakers and Nets play preseason game

NBA in China: Fan has expletive message for Adam Silver as Lakers and Nets play preseason game

Chinese basketball fans packed the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on Thursday for a preseason game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets under tense conditions. Read full article:: NBA in China: Fan has expletive message ...→

China Bars NBA Players, Adam Silver From Speaking To Media As Lakers Face Nets In Shanghai

China Bars NBA Players, Adam Silver From Speaking To Media As Lakers Face Nets In Shanghai

Neither the U.S. nor the Chinese national anthems were played before the game. The game took place despite a condition from the Chinese government that Lakers and Nets players, along with NBA commissioner Adam Silver, be barred from speaking to the media. Read full article:: China Bars NBA Players, Adam Silver From...→

NBA in China: Lakers, Nets Shanghai preseason game to have no media availability

NBA in China: Lakers, Nets Shanghai preseason game to have no media availability

The Chinese government reportedly canceled all media availabilities Thursday surrounding an NBA preseason game in Shanghai between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets, an exhibition game that's morphed into a flashpoint after Beijing began retaliating in response to a general manager's tweet expressing support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Read full article:: NBA in China: Lakers, Nets Shanghai pres...→

ESPN personalities defend LeBron James, knock Daryl Morey amid NBA-China controversy

ESPN personalities defend LeBron James, knock Daryl Morey amid NBA-China controversy

Multiple ESPN personalities have weighed in on the ongoing controversy between the NBA and China, with some defending superstar LeBron James for his recent remarks knocking Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey for his tweet supporting Hong Kong protesters. Read full article:: ESPN personalities defend LeBron James, ...→

NBA-China rift could hit players where it hurts: Their wallets

NBA-China rift could hit players where it hurts: Their wallets

As LeBron James suggests, some of the league's top stars have millions of reasons to hope the controversy dies down Read full article:: NBA-China rift could hit players where i...→

As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James enters spotlight

As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James enters spotlight

The Rockets are not engaging in the conversation on LeBron James's criticism of Houston general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests Read full article:: As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James...→

As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James enters spotlight

LeBron James has stepped into the spotlight of the now-strained relationship between the NBA and China with his comments about the league executive who started the ongoing fallout with what... Read full article:: As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James...→

China Weighs In: Defends Pro-Communist NBA Players

China Weighs In: Defends Pro-Communist NBA Players

China's English-language state media extended support to pro-China NBA "stars" after LeBron James criticized Hong Kong protesters. Read full article:: China Weighs In: Defends Pro-Communist N...→

Josh Hawley Slams LeBron's 'Garbage' Comments on NBA-China Scandal

Josh Hawley Slams LeBron's 'Garbage' Comments on NBA-China Scandal

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) unloaded on LeBron James for his remarks regarding the league's ongoing free speech scandal with China. Read full article:: Josh Hawley Slams LeBron's 'Garbage' Com...→

Fans angered as Lebron James bows to Beijing in NBA-China controversy: "We all have freedom of speech but at times there are ramifications

"We all have freedom of speech, but at times, there are ramifications for a negative that can happen," James said to reporters Monday night. Read full article:: Fans angered as Lebron James bows to Bei...→

Report: NBA Players Expressed Frustration over Silver's Handling of China Controversy

Report: NBA Players Expressed Frustration over Silver's Handling of China Controversy

In a private meeting with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, players from the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers reportedly criticized Read full article:: Report: NBA Players Expressed Frustratio...→

Charlie Kirk: The 'woke' NBA became 'joke' when it caved to China, but pampered players aren't the only fools here  | Opinion

Charlie Kirk: The 'woke' NBA became 'joke' when it caved to China, but pampered players aren't the only fools here | Opinion

James Harden is just one of many players who conveniently placed their social justice bona fides in their back pockets when it comes to making sure the money keeps rolling in. Tech companies and politicians cower too. Read full article:: Charlie Kirk: The 'woke' NBA became 'jok...→

Cruz says it was

Cruz says it was "really sad to see" NBA bend to pressure from China

"t was really sad to see an American company and indeed a global sports league like the NBA being dragooned into censoring the free speech of American citizens in the interest of big bucks," Cruz told "Face the Nation" Read full article:: Cruz says it was "really sad to see" NBA...→

Nationalism Over NBA Fandom: Fans Support 'Motherland' China

Nationalism Over NBA Fandom: Fans Support 'Motherland' China

When Wu Xintong's favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, played the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai this Thursday, she broke a viewing streak of more than 10 years and deliberately missed the game. Until recently... Read full article:: Nationalism Over NBA Fandom: Fans Suppor...→

O'Donnell: NBA coaches and players can craft a compelling response to current China crisis

O'Donnell: NBA coaches and players can craft a compelling response to current China crisis

Jim O'Donnell says Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich rise about the fray after being singled out by President Donald Trump. Read full article:: O'Donnell: NBA coaches and players can c...→

Mike Pompeo scolds NBA over timid response to China

Mike Pompeo scolds NBA over timid response to China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday scolded the NBA for appeasing China in the continuing controversy surrounding the NBA and the communist country. Pompeo told the American Association of Chr… Read full article:: Mike Pompeo scolds NBA over timid respon...→

More than enough cowards to go around in NBA-China controversy

More than enough cowards to go around in NBA-China controversy

Members of the NBA family have had an extremely difficult time locating their social consciences and their vocal cords. It’s the sort of thing that can happen when a sports league has a $4 billion relationship with a country. Read full article:: More than enough cowards to go around in...→

Gordon Hayward unaffected by China-NBA controversy

Gordon Hayward unaffected by China-NBA controversy

Business between China and the NBA has been thrown into question in the wake of tensions sparked by Houston GM Daryl Morey tweeting support for Hong Kong protesters. It’s been reported that A… Read full article:: Gordon Hayward unaffected by China-NBA c...→

NBA vs. China: The league is bravely defending free speech—and that's a game changer | Opinion

NBA vs. China: The league is bravely defending free speech—and that's a game changer | Opinion

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's remarks reveal a growing respect for the sports community's right to advocate for the causes they care about. And yes, that includes international human rights. Read full article:: NBA vs. China: The league is bravely def...→

Wrath of Pro-Freedom Americans Abruptly Silences China NBA Tantrum

Wrath of Pro-Freedom Americans Abruptly Silences China NBA Tantrum

China's English-language propaganda outlets abruptly ceased publishing outlandish invective against the NBA on Friday. Read full article:: Wrath of Pro-Freedom Americans Abruptly ...→

Woke Warrior Mark Cuban Silent on NBA-China Controversy

Woke Warrior Mark Cuban Silent on NBA-China Controversy

Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban has never held back from speaking publicly about politics and international relations, but even Cuban is Read full article:: Woke Warrior Mark Cuban Silent on NBA-Ch...→

Silenced: NBA Cancels Media Availability for Remainder of China Trip | Breitbart

Silenced: NBA Cancels Media Availability for Remainder of China Trip | Breitbart

The National Basketball Association has canceled all press conferences and media availability for the duration of their China trip, to avoid Read full article:: Silenced: NBA Cancels Media Availability...→

NFL Jaguars Owner Gives PR Tips to NBA Amid Ugly China Fallout

NFL Jaguars Owner Gives PR Tips to NBA Amid Ugly China Fallout

Khan emphasized the importance of being “non-controversial” when team owners and managers do things outside of their expertise. Read full article:: NFL Jaguars Owner Gives PR Tips to NBA A...→

Analyst: Buy Nike Stock Because NBA-China Fiasco Won't Hurt Brand

Analyst: Buy Nike Stock Because NBA-China Fiasco Won't Hurt Brand

One analyst says savvy investors will continue to buy Nike shares despite the recent controversy involving the National Basketball Association and China. Read full article:: Analyst: Buy Nike Stock Because NBA-Chin...→

NBA in China: League cancels media availability as it closes out disastrous preseason trip

NBA in China: League cancels media availability as it closes out disastrous preseason trip

For several days, the NBA's stars and coaches have appeared uncomfortable, unwilling or unable to discuss the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and China's mainland human rights abuses. The league's solution? Shutting down discussion altogether. Read full article:: NBA in China: League cancels media avail...→

NBA Decides to Remain Silent for Rest of China Trip

NBA Decides to Remain Silent for Rest of China Trip

The NBA will complete its trip to China in silence. Saturday's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets to end this year's NBA China Games series will be played as scheduled in Shenzhen, though... Read full article:: NBA Decides to Remain Silent for Rest of...→

The NBA cancels media access for the remainder of China trip | WTOP

The NBA has canceled media availability for the remainder of its visit to China as it involves putting players in an “unfair” situation. Read full article:: The NBA cancels media access for the rem...→

NBA decides to remain silent for rest of China trip

NBA decides to remain silent for rest of China trip

NBA says Lakers and Nets will play again to finish China trip, but without any media availabilities Read full article:: NBA decides to remain silent for rest of...→

NBA nixes media availability for rest of China trip

NBA nixes media availability for rest of China trip

SHANGHAI, China – Apparently the NBA is going to go 0-for-China in terms of media availability on this trip that has gone from highly anticipated to highly controversial. Both the Brooklyn Nets and… Read full article:: NBA nixes media availability for rest of...→

Man who had pro-Hong Kong sign confiscated at NBA game in Washington says league is 'afraid' of China

Man who had pro-Hong Kong sign confiscated at NBA game in Washington says league is 'afraid' of China

A spectator at the Washington Wizards' exhibition game versus the Guangzhou Long-Lions reacted to having security take away his pro-Hong Kong signage. Read full article:: Man who had pro-Hong Kong sign confiscat...→

Rush Limbaugh blasts hypocrisy of NBA, media on China criticism

Rush Limbaugh blasts hypocrisy of NBA, media on China criticism

Radio host Rush Limbaugh says the NBA’s decision to mute criticism of China demonstrates how far the culture has shifted since 1989’s Tiananmen Square protests. Read full article:: Rush Limbaugh blasts hypocrisy of NBA, m...→

Seen but not heard: Lakers, Nets, NBA are silent in Shanghai

LeBron James raised his arms in appreciation of the cheering crowd in Shanghai shortly after the final buzzer, then removed his headband and flipped it toward some ticketholders clamoring for a one-of-a-kind souvenir.... He was seen. Read full article:: Seen but not heard: Lakers, Nets, NBA ar...→

Houston Rockets shut down reporter asking players about NBA-China situation

Houston Rockets shut down reporter asking players about NBA-China situation

CNN reporter Christina Macfarlane asked Houston Rockets stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook if they feel restricted from speaking out about current events. Read full article:: Houston Rockets shut down reporter askin...→

How NBA finances could suffer from fallout with China over Hong Kong protests

How NBA finances could suffer from fallout with China over Hong Kong protests

NBC News’ Stephanie Ruhle breaks down the business implications for the NBA and other companies trying to crack the Chinese market. Read full article:: How NBA finances could suffer from fallo...→

Houston Rockets PR shuts down reporter asking James Harden, Russell Westbrook about NBA-China controversy

Houston Rockets PR shuts down reporter asking James Harden, Russell Westbrook about NBA-China controversy

During a press conference featuring Houston Rockets' stars, James Harden and Russell Westbrook, a CNN reporter was quickly stopped when she asked a question pertaining to politics and social justice. Read full article:: Houston Rockets PR shuts down reporter a...→

Draymond Green defends NBA, Adam Silver’s handling of China controversy

Draymond Green defends NBA, Adam Silver’s handling of China controversy

Warriors forward Draymond Green told reporters that he is learning the differences between the United States and China, particularly when it comes to freedom of speech. Read full article:: Draymond Green defends NBA, Adam Silver’...→

Houston Rockets press official shuts down question on NBA-China fallout

Houston Rockets press official shuts down question on NBA-China fallout

A Houston Rockets press official on Thursday swatted down a reporter’s questions to star players James Harden and Russell Westbrook about the fallout from general manager Daryl Morey’s … Read full article:: Houston Rockets press official shuts dow...→

ESPN Uses Illegal Communist Map of 'China' in NBA Report

ESPN Uses Illegal Communist Map of 'China' in NBA Report

The Disney-owned sports network ESPN aired the Communist Party's preferred map of China during a broadcast Wednesday morning. Read full article:: ESPN Uses Illegal Communist Map of 'Chin...→

Charles Barkley Blasts 'Idiots' for Criticizing NBA over China Controversy

Charles Barkley Blasts 'Idiots' for Criticizing NBA over China Controversy

Former NBA star Charles Barkley has come out against the "idiots" criticizing the NBA over the China controversy, and defended the league Read full article:: Charles Barkley Blasts 'Idiots' for Crit...→

Ben Shapiro: China vs. the NBA – League's social activism has a price (and now we know what it is)

Ben Shapiro: China vs. the NBA – League's social activism has a price (and now we know what it is)

In recent years, the NBA has become famously political. During the heyday of the Black Lives Matter movement, the NBA permitted players to wear slogan-printed T-shirts in support, and stars like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul spok Read full article:: Ben Shapiro: China vs. the NBA – League'...→

Watch: CNN Reporter Shut Down for Asking NBA Stars About China

Watch: CNN Reporter Shut Down for Asking NBA Stars About China

A CNN reporter was cut off by an NBA staffer while asking James Harden and Russell Westbrook about the free speech furor surrounding China. Read full article:: Watch: CNN Reporter Shut Down for Asking...→

Trump mocks Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich over response to NBA-China standoff

Trump mocks Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich over response to NBA-China standoff

"I watch this guy Steve Kerr. And he was like a little boy, he was so scared to be even answering the question," Trump said Read full article:: Trump mocks Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovic...→

China Cancels Media Events for NBA Preseason Game | Breitbart

China Cancels Media Events for NBA Preseason Game | Breitbart

In response to the NBA defending Daryl Morey’s freedom of speech, Chinese officials took it away from the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Read full article:: China Cancels Media Events for NBA Prese...→

NBA in China: Rockets shut down question to James Harden, Russell Westbrook about tweet fallout

NBA in China: Rockets shut down question to James Harden, Russell Westbrook about tweet fallout

A Houston Rockets media relations official shut down a reporter’s question to stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook on Thursday amid the continuing controversy surrounding the NBA and China. Read full article:: NBA in China: Rockets shut down question...→

NBA in China: Fan has expletive message for Adam Silver as Lakers and Nets play preseason game

NBA in China: Fan has expletive message for Adam Silver as Lakers and Nets play preseason game

Chinese basketball fans packed the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on Thursday for a preseason game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets under tense conditions. Read full article:: NBA in China: Fan has expletive message ...→

Media events canceled in China for NBA preseason game

Media events canceled in China for NBA preseason game

In response to the NBA defending Daryl Morey’s freedom of speech, Chinese officials took it away from the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets. Read full article:: Media events canceled in China for NBA p...→

China Bars NBA Players, Adam Silver From Speaking To Media As Lakers Face Nets In Shanghai

China Bars NBA Players, Adam Silver From Speaking To Media As Lakers Face Nets In Shanghai

Neither the U.S. nor the Chinese national anthems were played before the game. The game took place despite a condition from the Chinese government that Lakers and Nets players, along with NBA commissioner Adam Silver, be barred from speaking to the media. Read full article:: China Bars NBA Players, Adam Silver From...→

NBA in China: Pro-Hong Kong protesters cause disruptions in crowd during Wizards game

NBA in China: Pro-Hong Kong protesters cause disruptions in crowd during Wizards game

While the Chinese government continues its strict censorship of media interactions surrounding NBA exhibition games in the Communist country, league-linked entities have also taken steps to crack down on potential protests in the U.S. Read full article:: NBA in China: Pro-Hong Kong protesters c...→

NBA in China: Lakers, Nets Shanghai preseason game to have no media availability

NBA in China: Lakers, Nets Shanghai preseason game to have no media availability

The Chinese government reportedly canceled all media availabilities Thursday surrounding an NBA preseason game in Shanghai between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets, an exhibition game that's morphed into a flashpoint after Beijing began retaliating in response to a general manager's tweet expressing support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Read full article:: NBA in China: Lakers, Nets Shanghai pres...→