Breaking down the NBA’s China controversy

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 […]

Untangling the web of the Rockets, the NBA and China

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: Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: Follow us: Twitter: Instagram: Facebook:

China slams NBA in dispute over free speech

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.

China suspends broadcast of NBA preseason games

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 Apologize To Chinese Fans After GM’s Tweet Supporting Hong Kong Protesters | TIME

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 ►► Get closer to the world of entertainment and celebrity news as TIME gives you access and insight on the people who make what you […]

NBA, Houston Rockets suffer backlash in China over tweet on Hong Kong

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. […]

Simone Biles to USA Gymnastics: ‘You had one damn job and you failed to protect us’

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 […]