In response to the NBA defending Daryl Morey’s freedom of speech, Chinese officials took it away from the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai. Photo: AP
Tim Noonan
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Tim Noonan

NBA China crisis: why Adam Silver had little choice but to back Rockets’ GM Daryl Morey and infuriate Chinese government

  • The Houston GM’s tweet in support of Hong Kong exposes new levels of corporate hypocrisy and political duplicity
  • Thursday’s game in Shanghai went ahead as planned, a second game is set for Shenzhen on Saturday

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In response to the NBA defending Daryl Morey’s freedom of speech, Chinese officials took it away from the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai. Photo: AP
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The Los Angeles Lakers take on the Brooklyn Nets at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

Game on for NBA’s LA Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai as China says it’s still open for American business

  • Fans swarm stadium despite online calls to boycott event over a tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey
  • Foreign ministry says the country continues to welcome US companies
Topic |   US-China relations

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The Los Angeles Lakers take on the Brooklyn Nets at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
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