The opening of the NBA season is just two weeks away. But right now, the focus isn’t on the games. Last Friday, Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey posted a now-deleted tweet expressing his support for protesters in Hong Kong. Morey later apologized for the tweet but it set off a firestorm in China and […]
Outrage spread in China after the Houston Rockets’ general manager tweeted support for Hong Kong protesters. Here’s the NBA’s relationship with China, explained. Read more: https://wapo.st/2pUtW7s. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/
Chinese state media slammed the NBA on Wednesday, saying it is peddling in a “secessionist pipe dream” escalating an ongoing dispute between Beijing and the U.S. league. It’s the latest shot fired in a crisis facing the league after Houston Rockets manager Daryl Morey tweeted ‘Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended Tuesday morning a team executive’s comments supporting Hong Kong protesters. Silver says he accepts the consequences in China for Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey’s tweet. It’s caused a major backlash in the communist nation. Now Beijing is calling for a boycott of the Rockets, one of the most popular […]
Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tried Sunday to defuse the rapidly growing fallout over his deleted tweet that showed support for Hong Kong anti-government protesters. Subscribe to TIME ►► http://po.st/SubscribeTIME Get closer to the world of entertainment and celebrity news as TIME gives you access and insight on the people who make what you […]
The NBA and Houston Rockets are in hot water in China over a tweet supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey had tweeted an image captioned “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong”. Sportswear giant Li-Ning and the team’s China sponsor, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, have suspended cooperation with the Rockets. […]
USA Gymnastics great Simone Biles opens up about sexual abuse in her sport during workouts Wednesday, August, 7, 2019 ahead of the U.S. national championships at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Biles has said she was among the victims of physician Larry Nassar. More than 150 state and federal lawsuits have been filed […]