Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has deleted an offending social media post that supported the Hong Kong protests. Photo: AP

NBA at centre of controversy after Daryl Morey Hong Kong statement differs from English to Chinese; US politicians call foul

  • NBA releases statements in English and Chinese on Twitter-like Sina Weibo as fallout from Rockets GM’s tweet continues
  • Democrats and Republicans criticise NBA for ‘shameful retreating’ in face of pressure from China
Topic |   NBA (National Basketball Association)

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Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has deleted an offending social media post that supported the Hong Kong protests. Photo: AP
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Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey posted an image on social media of the protesters’ rallying cry, “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong”. Photo: Twitter

Chinese Basketball Association won’t work with Houston Rockets after controversial tweet

  • CBA halts cooperation with team over ‘improper remarks’ by its general manager in social media post supporting Hong Kong’s protesters
  • Chinese sportswear brand Li-Ning, Tencent’s online sports channel and the club’s sponsor in China, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, all follow suit
Topic |   NBA (National Basketball Association)

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Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey posted an image on social media of the protesters’ rallying cry, “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong”. Photo: Twitter
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