A fan wears a LeBron James jersey with an NBA logo covered by a Chinese national flag sticker during their preseason game in Shanghai in October, 2019. Photo: Reuters A fan wears a LeBron James jersey with an NBA logo covered by a Chinese national flag sticker during their preseason game in Shanghai in October, 2019. Photo: Reuters
A fan wears a LeBron James jersey with an NBA logo covered by a Chinese national flag sticker during their preseason game in Shanghai in October, 2019. Photo: Reuters
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

Jonathan White

NBA-China crisis reaches jersey names ahead of league restart

  • League has offered players several ‘preapproved messages’ to wear instead of names at July 30 restart
  • US senator Josh Hawley questions commissioner Adam Silver as to why these messages do not include China

A fan wears a LeBron James jersey with an NBA logo covered by a Chinese national flag sticker during their preseason game in Shanghai in October, 2019. Photo: Reuters A fan wears a LeBron James jersey with an NBA logo covered by a Chinese national flag sticker during their preseason game in Shanghai in October, 2019. Photo: Reuters
A fan wears a LeBron James jersey with an NBA logo covered by a Chinese national flag sticker during their preseason game in Shanghai in October, 2019. Photo: Reuters
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