Los Angeles Lakers fans catch the game in Shenzhen on Saturday. Photo: Patrick Blennerhassett

Foreign NBA fans stick to basketball as Lakers take on Nets in a China tweet storm

  • A week after Morey’s post in support of Hong Kong protesters, Chinese flags still feature in the crowd and visitors focus their attention on LeBron James
  • The two-game preseason trip ends with a 91-77 win for the Nets
Topic |   NBA (National Basketball Association)

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Los Angeles Lakers fans catch the game in Shenzhen on Saturday. Photo: Patrick Blennerhassett
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Activists wear “Free Hong Kong” T-shirts before an NBA exhibition game between the Washington Wizards and the Guangzhou Loong-Lions on October 9 in Washington. Photo: AP
Allen Yu
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Allen Yu

The NBA’s row with China should be a lesson to the US – free speech should not be used in defence of rioters

  • The US staunchly supports free speech, but even it does not allow speech that discriminates or puts others in danger
  • The NBA should look at what the rioters are doing to Hong Kong and show some respect for China’s position

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Activists wear “Free Hong Kong” T-shirts before an NBA exhibition game between the Washington Wizards and the Guangzhou Loong-Lions on October 9 in Washington. Photo: AP
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