The Los Angeles Lakers take on the Brooklyn Nets at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

Game on for NBA’s LA Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai as China says it’s still open for American business

  • Fans swarm stadium despite online calls to boycott event over a tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey
  • Foreign ministry says the country continues to welcome US companies
Topic |   US-China relations

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The Los Angeles Lakers take on the Brooklyn Nets at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
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NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended the personal freedom of the Houston Rockets general manager to support protesters in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP

NBA commissioner Adam Silver: ‘We will protect our employees’ freedom of speech’

  • As controversy over Houston Rockets GM’s Hong Kong protest tweet grows, he says league will not compromise on its values
  • NBA boss stands firm as the league comes under fire from all directions
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended the personal freedom of the Houston Rockets general manager to support protesters in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
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