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Rockets owner jokes about general manager Daryl Morey's China tweet to Donald Trump

Tilman Fertitta brought up his employee in a meeting with the president and industry leaders on Monday.
Tags: Politics, News, China, Donald Trump, Daryl Morey, Tilman Fertitta

NBA has a new CEO in China. His first task is to make up with Beijing

The NBA has appointed a new chief in China after a political blowup last year over Houston Rockets executive Daryl Morey's tweets.
Tags: China, Cnn, Beijing, Nba, Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey

Adam Silver says NBA ‘not in a position to make decisions’ about resuming play as player salaries take a hit

If there’s a way forward to returning to the court, the NBA will find it. The real question is when. Commissioner Adam Silver said on a Friday conference call that “everything is on the table” and “all rules are off” when it comes to the league’s return. There is no firm cutoff date when the NBA would cancel the season, and they might even play regular season games and a full postseason schedule, even if next season’s start is delayed. But while the NBA is scrambling to remain prepared if a wind...
Tags: Hong Kong, California, China, Sports, Sport, Soccer, United States, Nba, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Silver, Magic Johnson, Houston Rockets, Wuhan, Gavin Newsom, Lakers

It’s Time to Rectify Taiwan’s Shameful Treatment on the International Stage

‘Will the WHO reconsider Taiwan’s membership?” The question — asked by Radio Television Hong Kong’s Yvonne Tong — caused Dr. Bruce Aylward, a senior advisor to the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) and a leader in its response to the coronavirus, to put on quite the show. Initially, Aylward feigned as if he had not heard. When Tong offered to repeat her query, Aylward insisted it was “OK” and suggested that they “move on to another one.” For a third time, Tong pressed the i...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, North Korea, China, Berlin, Israel, Iran, Taiwan, United States, Xi Jinping, Ronald Reagan, Nba, Who, Lebron James, Xinjiang, Los Angeles Lakers

How Rockets' playoff loss to Warriors led Houston to make specific change

Playing without Kevin Durant, the Warriors went on the road in Game 6 of last year's Western Conference semifinals and defeated the Houston Rockets. Golden State outscored Houston 36-26 in the fourth quarter -- in large part because of Steph Curry's 23 points -- and won 118-113. "My biggest disappointment was our fourth quarter," Rockets general manager Daryl Morey recently told ESPN's Zach Lowe on The Lowe Post podcast.
Tags: News, Rockets, Espn, Houston, Houston Rockets, Kevin Durant, Daryl Morey, Zach Lowe, Lowe Post, Houston Rockets Golden State

Daryl Morey took a massive gamble, and the championship odds are still against his Rockets

In a conversation with ESPN's Zach Lowe from the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference over the weekend, Morey conceded that trading Clint Capela and a first-round pick for Robert Covington was a massive gamble, one necessary to give his good Rockets team its only chance to be great. Morey landed James Harden in a 2012 swindle, and ever since he has cycled through various stars and supporting casts in an effort to maximize his championship chances. Harden's game makes for a fairly simple r...
Tags: News, Rockets, Espn, Houston, Houston Rockets, ROBERT Covington, James Harden, Daryl Morey, Clint Capela, Zach Lowe, Morey, Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Heisler: Unexpectedly, the NBA finds itself in a golden age

Welcome to the NBA’s Golden Age. No, really. Unimaginable as it seemed during last fall’s standoff with China, the NBA is in the midst of its greatest boom with Forbes projecting it will set an all-time record of $9.5 billion in revenue this season … up from last season’s record $8.8 billion. Since its international incident, the league has gotten back to business … which has never been better, with prosperity more widespread than the 1990s, which were considered the NBA’s zenith with Michael Jo...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Michael Jordan, Nba, Mlb, Tokyo, Baseball, New York Giants, Lebron James, Houston, Silver, James

NBA loses 'hundreds of millions' in China over Hong Kong tweet

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Saturday the league expects to lose "several hundred million dollars" due to a row with China over a tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters. The NBA's Chinese sponsors cut ties in a fierce mainland backlash following Morey's tweet in October, just before two NBA teams played pre-season exhibition matches in China. State broadcaster CCTV also stopped airing NBA games for the country's mill...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Nba, Cctv, Houston Rockets, Adam Silver, Daryl Morey, Morey, China State

NBA renames All-Star MVP award for Kobe Bryant

CHICAGO — Even among stars, Kobe Bryant had a way of standing out. In an exhibition famous for being played without much on the line, Bryant cared. He debuted in the game at 19 years old, the youngest-ever All-Star and scored 18 points to lead the Western Conference. He won four MVP awards in his 18 All-Star Game appearances. When he retired, he had scored 290 points – a record that since has only been surpassed by LeBron James. In the words of NBA commissioner Adam Silver: “Nobody embodied All-...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Shanghai, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Cctv, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Silver, Houston Rockets, Shenzhen, Lakers

Rockets GM Daryl Morey happy with roster after trade: 'We feel very comfortable we can beat the Lakers'

Daryl Morey considers the Lakers the favorite to win the NBA title, but he's confident the Rockets have the roster to take down L.A.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Nba, Rockets, Usa Today, Lakers, Daryl Morey

Bryant's death draws tributes from Asian fans, politicians

Kobe Bryant was a hugely popular figure in Asia, no more so than in China where basketball rivals soccer as the most popular sport. National broadcaster CCTC pulled all NBA games off the air following a tweet in October from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey expressing support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests. The Chinese Basketball Association, led by former Rockets MVP Yao Ming, announced it would suspend all cooperation with the Texas-based team.
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Texas, News, China, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Houston Rockets, Bryant, Daryl Morey, Chinese Basketball Association, CCTC, Rockets MVP Yao Ming

Chris Paul on declining $44M player option to facilitate trade to contender: ‘No chance’

Chris Paul said Rockets general manager Daryl Morey told him he wouldn't be traded to the Thunder. Now, Paul is revealing the leadup to that declaration. According to Paul, via Rohan Nadkarni of Sports Illustrated, Morey first asked whether Paul wanted to go to Oklahoma City.
Tags: News, Sports, Rockets, Chris Paul, PAUL, Daryl Morey, Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated Morey

Lakers announce Anthony Davis will return against Boston Celtics

BOSTON >> There’s not much of a better stage for a comeback: Anthony Davis will be making his return to the court against the Boston Celtics at T.D. Garden Arena on Monday night. The Lakers announced Monday morning that their star big man, who has missed five straight games, was available to come back from a bruised backside that’s ailed him since Jan. 7 when he collided mid-air with New York Knicks forward Julius Randle and suffered a hard landing. Although the team said he did not work out on ...
Tags: China, Boston, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Rockets, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics, Rajon Rondo, New York Knicks, Steph Curry, Lakers

Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma taking pride in getting more defensive

HOUSTON — Once the book is out, it’s hard to change. For a long time, the book on Kyle Kuzma has been that he doesn’t defend. It wasn’t hard to detect a little bit of fire behind Kuzma’s words Saturday night as he talked about a key adjustment that had him take on the frenetic, fast-paced Russell Westbrook in the second half of a 124-115 win over Houston. Kuzma has rarely ever been pointed to as a defensive key to a game, but he hopes that he’s started to turn his reputation on that end. “For me...
Tags: China, Defense, Sports, Sport, Green, West, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Rockets, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Houston, Rajon Rondo, James, Steph Curry

LeBron James, Lakers blow out Rockets with second-half surge

Los Angeles Lakers forwards Kyle Kuzma (0) and LeBron James (23) celebrate the team’s impending win over the Houston Rockets, in the final minute of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke) Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) lays up a shot past Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke) Sound The gallery will resume in ...
Tags: China, Sports, Sport, Green, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Rockets, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Houston, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Houston Rockets, Orlando, James

Lakers blow out Rockets with second-half surge

HOUSTON — The chants started with just over five minutes left. The Lakers were leading by 16, and streams of red-clad fans were heading up the Toyota Center aisles. Emboldened, a remaining cadre of Lakers’ faithful filled the arena with shouting: “LET’S GO LAKERS!” Clad in a blazer, a gold polo and Chuck Taylors, Anthony Davis waved his fingers in time as if he were directing them. As the arena pumped music in, the dissidents only got louder. The Lakers were impossible to drown out on Saturday n...
Tags: China, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Rockets, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Houston, Houston Rockets, James, Steph Curry, Lakers, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, The Lakers

Anthony Davis misses fifth start; Lakers hope to get him on court for Boston

HOUSTON — After a few days hoping that Anthony Davis would be back in the fold for Saturday’s game at Toyota Center, the Lakers had a failure to launch. Davis missed his fifth straight game for the Lakers with a bruised backside. While he got to work out on Saturday prior to tip-off, the Lakers said he has not progressed to where he’s ready to play. “He’s gonna keep working at it each day and they got to work it, rest recover, work it again,” Frank Vogel said. “That type of mindset, and just try...
Tags: China, Boston, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Rockets, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Houston, Orlando Magic, Staples Center, Rajon Rondo, Steph Curry, Lakers

Lakers stay mum on China drama as they prepare for Daryl Morey’s Rockets

EL SEGUNDO — Three months later, the NBA’s relationship with China still feels radioactive. Dwight Howard has known Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey for years, played for the Houston Rockets, and perhaps better than any other Laker understands the favored status China once conveyed on Yao Ming’s franchise – and how much the franchise has been affected by a very sudden turn in that favor. On Friday morning, ahead of the Lakers’ first meeting with the Rockets this season, Howard wanted ...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Rockets, Espn, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Houston, Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets, Rajon Rondo, Orlando

Carmelo Anthony had no feelings about returning to Houston: 'I kind of got past all that'

Carmelo Anthony triumphantly returned to Houston on Wednesday night, helping the Portland Trail Blazers to a 117-107 victory over his former team, the Houston Rockets. It's a wild turnaround from just a year ago, when Anthony had essentially been disappeared by the Rockets. You might expect him to have some hard feelings about how he was treated by the organization and GM Daryl Morey, but he doesn't.
Tags: News, Rockets, Houston, Houston Rockets, Anthony, Portland Trail Blazers, Carmelo Anthony, Daryl Morey

China Poses an ‘Existential Threat’ to International Human Rights, Says Rights Group After Director Barred From Hong Kong

China poses an “existential threat” to the international human rights system, according to a new report released today by Human Rights Watch (HRW) after the organization’s executive director was denied entry to Hong Kong at the weekend. “It’s not simply a suppression at home, but it’s attacks on virtually any body, company, government, international institution that tries to uphold human rights or hold Beijing to account,” HRW’s executive director Kenneth Roth told TIME ahead of the report...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Tibet, News, China, Russia, Uncategorized, Syria, Taiwan, Beijing, Xi Jinping, New Zealand, International court of justice, Marriott, Muslim, Myanmar

Global trends shaping marketing in 2020: Part 2

What will be the most significant trends to impact marketing in 2020? Following yesterday’s blog post, our remaining global leaders from around the world share their thoughts on the trends that will shape marketing, and social media, in 2020. Nathan McDonald, Co-Founder and Group CEO The New Influencer Economy  This year will mark a significant shift how influencers monetize their status. A new influencer economy is emerging, with talent starting to make money via direct selling, subscription...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Instagram, China, Brands, Seo, Linkedin, Taiwan, Sydney, Dubai, Nba, Finland, Rockets, Ai, Donald Trump, Houston Rockets

LeBron James is the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Decade

By TIM REYNOLDS He left Cleveland for Miami, finally became a champion, went back to his beloved northeast Ohio, delivered on another title promise, then left for the Los Angeles Lakers and the next challenge. He played in eight straight finals. No NBA player won more games or more MVP awards over the last 10 years than he did. He started a school. He married his high school sweetheart. “That’s all?” LeBron James asked, feigning disbelief. No, that’s not all. Those were just some highlights of t...
Tags: Hong Kong, Florida, California, China, Sports, Dallas Mavericks, Colin Kaepernick, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Trayvon Martin, Lionel Messi, Nba, Miami, New England Patriots

Heisler: Our NBA favorites are hoping for a happier New Year

Happy New Year from the usual suspects, who have mostly learned their lessons. NBA commissioner Adam Silver – What a season! James Harden averaging the most points since Wilt Chamberlain! Everyone learning to spell “Giannis Antetokounmpo!” The Lakers and Clippers as marquee rivals! Former Lakers president Magic Johnson – Not everyone had such a bang-up time. I’ll never take another front office job. They’re no fun. Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, GM Rob Pelinka and the rest of the front office (all to...
Tags: Microsoft, China, Boston, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Steve Ballmer, Davis, Nba, Rob, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Ken Burns, Houston, Cleveland, James Dolan

Warriors win over Rockets is Christmas miracle that Dub Nation needs

It is, on nearly every level, a mismatch designed for sheer humiliation. The lottery-bound Warriors with their top guns out of service, trying to stare down the title-or-bust Rockets coming in with their weapons ablaze. Houston general manager Daryl Morey, admittedly obsessed with beating the Warriors, couldn't be blamed if under these circumstances he were to reach out and offer a holiday hug to the cuddly Dubs his team will see on Christmas Day at Chase Center.
Tags: News, Rockets, Houston, Golden State Warriors, Daryl Morey

A Warriors' win over Rockets is the Christmas miracle Dub Nation needs

SAN FRANCISCO – It is, on nearly every level, a mismatch designed for sheer humiliation. The lottery-bound Warriors with their top guns out of service, trying to stare down the title-or-bust Rockets coming in with their weapons ablaze. Houston general manager Daryl Morey, admittedly obsessed with beating the Warriors, couldn't be blamed if under these circumstances he were to reach out and offer a holiday hug to the cuddly Dubs his team will see on Christmas Day at Chase Center.
Tags: News, San Francisco, Rockets, Houston, Golden State Warriors, Daryl Morey

Why the NBA’s Hong Kong Controversy Is a Timely Lesson in Corporate Responsibility

On Oct. 4, Daryl Morey, general manager of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, sent a tweet that said “Fight for Freedom,” and “Stand with Hong Kong.” The image was from an activist group that has called for foreign intervention to stop China’s violent, antidemocratic crackdowns in the semiautonomous administrative region. Within hours of sending the message, Morey found himself the subject of a Twitter uproar. More than 170,000 Twitter responses appeared to come from basketball fans who were offende...
Tags: Twitter, Hong Kong, Washington Post, Cbs News, China, America, Crisis Communications, Crisis Management, Pr, Beijing, United States, Tencent, Nba, Rockets, Espn, Lebron James

Hong Kong’s Not the Only Asian Hot Spot

(Bloomberg) -- Want to receive this post in your inbox every day? Sign up for the Balance of Power newsletter, and follow Bloomberg Politics on Twitter and Facebook for more.There are two new political hot spots in Asia, and they’re a long way from the tear gas-shrouded streets of downtown Hong Kong.In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s embrace of hardline Hindu nationalism at the expense of the country’s secular roots has brought thousands to the streets. The army has sent troops in to resto...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Hong Kong, London, News, Washington, Scotland, China, Berlin, India, Defense, Narendra Modi, European Union, Iran, Thailand, Beijing

Chinese TV Pulls Soccer Game Coverage After Uighur Criticism From Team’s Player

(LONDON) — Chinese television pulled coverage of Arsenal’s Premier League match against Manchester City after Mesut Ozil, a forward for the London club, criticized Beijing’s brutal mass crackdown on ethnic Muslims in the country. Ozil added to condemnation of the detention of more than 1 million Uighurs and other minorities in so-called reeducation camps in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, where they are subjected to political indoctrination, torture, beatings, and food deprivation,...
Tags: Hong Kong, London, News, China, Germany, Uncategorized, Sports, Beijing, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester City, Tottenham, Arsenal, Gm, Nba, Mesut Ozil

WeChat users in the US say the app is censoring their messages about Hong Kong

Chinese-Americans using the Chinese app WeChat say they are being censored for writing messages in support of Hong Kong. WeChat is ubiquitous in China, so for Chinese Americans with family there it is a major blow to be kicked off the app. This is the latest in a pattern of Chinese censorship extending into the US. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Chinese-American users of the messaging app WeChat are finding their messages containing political criticism of China — particul...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, China, US, Trends, Xi Jinping, Tencent, Nba, Rockets, Alipay, Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey, Morey, Bin Xie

Amid Astros And Rockets Controversies, Houston Team Up Project Is Developing Sports Industry Leaders

Executive offices of a few professional sports teams in Houston, Texas, have recently been at the center of major debate about social issues and the workplace. The Astros have been dealing with fallout since assistant general manager Brandon Taubman, during the Major League Baseball team's locker room celebration after it advanced to the 2019 World Series, yelled at female reporters about a player who was accused of domestic violence. The Rockets have been dealing with aftermath of a tweet ...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Rockets, National Basketball Association, Houston, Major League Baseball, Daryl Morey, Houston Texas, Astros, Brandon Taubman