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NBA puts off press events in China, but Saturday's game to go ahead

Credit: Reuters- Published 3 days ago
The National Basketball Association (NBA) kept quiet on Friday, postponing media events for the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers in China amid a furor over a tweet by a Houston Rockets executive supporting Hong Kong's protesters.
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Published 3 days ago -  01:12
NBA Will Not Have Media Availability For Remainder of China Trip
NBA Will Not Have Media Availability For Remainder of China Trip . The Lakers and Nets will conclude the 2019 China Games on Saturday, but the teams won't be speaking to the media. . We have decided not to hold media availability for our teams for the remainder of our trip in China. , NBA, via statement. They have been placed into a complicated and unprecedented situation while abroad and we believe it would be unfair to ask them to address these matters in real time. , NBA, via statement. The Chinese government canceled all media availability for Thursday's first preseason game in Shanghai, . including NBA commissioner Adam Silver's pregame press conference. . China's actions are in response to Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet in support of protesters in the Hong Kong riots. . The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 114-111 on Thursday. . The teams will play their second preseason game on Saturday in Shenzhen.

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