Employees at a Beijing NBA store watch the game between the LA Lakers and Miami Heat. Photo: AP Employees at a Beijing NBA store watch the game between the LA Lakers and Miami Heat. Photo: AP
Employees at a Beijing NBA store watch the game between the LA Lakers and Miami Heat. Photo: AP

Chinese state broadcaster says it allowed NBA to return to airwaves a year after Hong Kong row after receiving ‘good will messages’ and Covid-19 support

  • The clash between Miami Heat and the LA Lakers was the first game shown by CCTV for over a year after a team boss expressed support for the Hong Kong protests
  • China is the most lucrative market for the sport outside the US and observers said the decision showed Beijing’s willingness to maintain social exchanges between the two sides

Topic |   NBA (National Basketball Association)
Employees at a Beijing NBA store watch the game between the LA Lakers and Miami Heat. Photo: AP Employees at a Beijing NBA store watch the game between the LA Lakers and Miami Heat. Photo: AP
Employees at a Beijing NBA store watch the game between the LA Lakers and Miami Heat. Photo: AP
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