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NBA Will Not Have Media Availability For Remainder of China Trip

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Published on October 11, 2019 - Duration: 01:12s

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.

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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.

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China's actions are in response to Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet in support of protesters in the Hong Kong riots.

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The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 114-111 on Thursday.

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The teams will play their second preseason game on Saturday in Shenzhen.

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