NBA Chinese fan Chen Weixue speaks to the media. Photo: Patrick Blennerhassett

NBA teams close doors in China as Daryl Morey tweet firestorm continues and fans show little sympathy

  • Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets call off their open practices as fan day cancelled and vendors pull out
  • Fans support the decision to pull the TV plug on NBA preseason games in Shanghai and Shenzhen
Topic |   NBA (National Basketball Association)

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NBA Chinese fan Chen Weixue speaks to the media. Photo: Patrick Blennerhassett
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In this April 17, 2019, file photo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden (right) drives against Utah Jazz forward Royce O’Neale during a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Houston. Photo: AP

Chinese e-commerce platforms block Houston Rockets’ merchandise after backlash over GM’s tweet supporting Hong Kong protests

  • CCTV5, one of China’s most popular state-own sports channels, said it would suspend airing of NBA games
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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In this April 17, 2019, file photo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden (right) drives against Utah Jazz forward Royce O’Neale during a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Houston. Photo: AP
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