Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James reacts after making basket against the Miami Heat in game five of the 2020 NBA Finals. The game was the first shown on China’s CCTV in a year. Photo: USA Today Sports Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James reacts after making basket against the Miami Heat in game five of the 2020 NBA Finals. The game was the first shown on China’s CCTV in a year. Photo: USA Today Sports
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James reacts after making basket against the Miami Heat in game five of the 2020 NBA Finals. The game was the first shown on China’s CCTV in a year. Photo: USA Today Sports
Jonathan White
Opinion

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Jonathan White

NBA-China relations returning to normal after CCTV brings back live coverage for game five of Finals

  • CCTV ends broadcast blackout a year after pulling NBA preseason games in reaction to Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s tweet
  • Reversal is just in time for the NBA Finals, framed as a reward for the league’s support in China’s battle against Covid-19 pandemic

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James reacts after making basket against the Miami Heat in game five of the 2020 NBA Finals. The game was the first shown on China’s CCTV in a year. Photo: USA Today Sports Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James reacts after making basket against the Miami Heat in game five of the 2020 NBA Finals. The game was the first shown on China’s CCTV in a year. Photo: USA Today Sports
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James reacts after making basket against the Miami Heat in game five of the 2020 NBA Finals. The game was the first shown on China’s CCTV in a year. Photo: USA Today Sports
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