Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey (centre) in 2008 with Gerald Green and Bobby Jackson. The Rockets have been very popular in China since they signed Yao Ming in 2002. Photo: AFP

Houston Rockets’ Daryl Morey backtracks after ‘stand with Hong Kong’ backlash, saying he did not intend to offend China

  • Daryl Morey says he has now had the opportunity to ‘hear and consider other perspectives’ since his first tweet results in an exodus of Rockets’ sponsors
  • Morey tweets an image depicting ‘fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong’ before the Chinese Basketball Association ceases cooperation with the Rockets
Topic |   CBA (Chinese Basketball Association)

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Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey (centre) in 2008 with Gerald Green and Bobby Jackson. The Rockets have been very popular in China since they signed Yao Ming in 2002. Photo: AFP
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The Brooklyn Nets’ Caris LeVert signs autographs for fans outside the Shanghri-La hotel in Shanghai. Photo: Thomas Yau

Brooklyn Nets’ NBA community event in Shanghai abruptly cancelled by government as China political storm rages on

  • The NBA franchise was expected to engage in a community development event in Shanghai on Tuesday
  • Event was cancelled at short notice with no explanation offered
Topic |   NBA (National Basketball Association)

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The Brooklyn Nets’ Caris LeVert signs autographs for fans outside the Shanghri-La hotel in Shanghai. Photo: Thomas Yau
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