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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US Senator Rick Scott has demanded a meeting with NBA commissioner Adam Silver over the league’s response to the Houston Rockets’ general manager expressing support for protesters in Hong Kong. Photo: AP

US Senator Rick Scott demands meeting with NBA boss over Houston Rockets China furore following pro-Hong Kong protest tweet by GM Daryl Morey

  • Backlash is growing over league’s statement on Rockets GM’s tweet in support of Hong Kong protests
  • Florida Republican Scott seeks sit-down with commissioner Adam Silver about ‘NBA’s involvement in Communist China’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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US Senator Rick Scott has demanded a meeting with NBA commissioner Adam Silver over the league’s response to the Houston Rockets’ general manager expressing support for protesters in Hong Kong. Photo: AP
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