A worker tears down a poster promoting NBA preseason games scheduled to be held in Shanghai. Photo: Thomas Yau

NBA in damage-control mode as more Chinese partners cut ties in Hong Kong protest tweet storm

  • Adam Silver to meet Chinese stakeholders after social media post by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey prompts uproar in China
  • Firms including tech giants Tencent and Vivo, and Starbucks competitor Luckin Coffee, say they will be cutting ties with the NBA altogether
Topic |   NBA (National Basketball Association)

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A worker tears down a poster promoting NBA preseason games scheduled to be held in Shanghai. Photo: Thomas Yau
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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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