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Watch James Harden drop 44 in final preseason game

James Harden sure seems in midseason form. Russell Westbrook isn't there yet. Harden, the reigning NBA scoring champion, scored 44 points in 35 minutes – 18 of those points coming in the third quarter – and the Houston Rockets ended the preseason with a 144-133 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night.
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Harden caps preseason with a scoring flourish

MIAMI (AP) — James Harden sure seems in midseason form. Russell Westbrook isn’t there yet. Harden, the reigning NBA scoring champion, scored 44 points in 35 minutes — 18 of those points coming in the third quarter — and the Houston Rockets ended the preseason with a 144-133 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Nba, Miami, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, Russell Westbrook, James Harden


NBA says Chinese wanted Morey's firing; China denies claim

The rift between the NBA and China appeared to widen again Friday, as the fallout over Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong continued. A day after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Morey fired, a spokesman for China's foreign ministry told reporters that no such demand was made by the government there. That becomes the latest chapter in the now 2-week-old saga over Morey's tweet that was ...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Nba, Houston Rockets, Adam Silver, Daryl Morey, Morey


China denies it asked for Morey’s firing over HK tweet

BEIJING (AP) — China is refuting NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s claim that it demanded the firing of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey over a tweet that supported anti-government protests in Hong Kong. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says the “Chinese government never posed this requirement.” During an appearance in New York on Thursday, […]
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, News, China, Sports, Ap, Beijing, Nation, Nba, Houston Rockets, Adam Silver, Daryl Morey, Chinese Foreign Ministry, Morey, Geng Shuang


Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically dismissed the request. Silver also said that the league is already feeling “substantial” financial losses because of the Chinese reaction to Morey’s deleted tweet. “Obviously, […]
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Nba, Rockets, Houston Rockets, Adam Silver, Daryl Morey, Morey


Adam Silver: China requested Rockets GM Daryl Morey be fired over pro-Hong Kong tweet

The discourse over the NBA's relationship with China created by a single pro-Hong Kong tweet from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey continues to rage, but league commissioner Adam Silver has already started to reflect on the events that occurred immediately after Morey hit that fateful “Tweet” button. During an interview with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts at the Time 100 Health Summit on Thursday, Silver confirmed that the country's government and businesses asked...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Time, Nba, Rockets, Houston Rockets, Adam Silver, Daryl Morey, Robin Roberts, Morey


Adam Silver: Chinese government asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

Eventually, NBA commissioner Adam Silver released a second statement that included: However, the NBA will not put itself in a position of regulating what players, employees and team owners say or will not say on these issues. We simply could not operate that way. Apparently, Silver issued that edict while facing even more pressure than we realized.
Tags: News, Nba, Rockets, Houston Rockets, Adam Silver, Daryl Morey


‘The Losses Have Already Been Substantial.’ Adam Silver Addresses Fallout From the NBA-China Controversy

During the first TIME 100 Health Summit on Thursday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said that he’s willing to deal with the business consequences of Daryl Morey’s Oct. 4 tweet supporting protesters in Hong Kong. The Houston Rockets general manager angered the Chinese government and caused Chinese sponsors to pull away from the NBA during two…
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Uncategorized, Mental Health, Basketball, Nba, Houston Rockets, Adam Silver, Daryl Morey, HealthSummit19, NBA China Controversy


NBA Season Approaches After A Preseason Dominated By Controversy

The NBA season tips off next week after a preseason that has been dominated by controversy over Houston Rockets' general manager's defense of the Hong Kong protesters.
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Dior Apologizes for Showing China Map without Taiwan in Meeting with Chinese College Students

Luxury brand Christian Dior apologized on Thursday for showing students a map of China that didn't include Taiwan in a closed-door recruiting session at Zhejiang Gongshang University in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou."Dior first extends our deep apologies for the incorrect statement and misrepresentation made by a Dior staff member at a campus presentation," read a statement by Dior on Weibo, a Chinese social-media platform similar to Twitter. "Dior always respects and upholds the One ...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Taiwan, Tencent, Nba, Rockets, Dior, Houston Rockets, Hangzhou, Christian Dior, Weibo, Daryl Morey, Morey, PRC, Joseph Wu


'South Park' mocked LeBron James over his comments about China

"South Park" mocked NBA star LeBron James during Wednesday's new episode, "Let Them Eat Goo," for James' recent controversial comments regarding Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey. Morey tweeted, and then deleted, in support of the Hong Kong protests earlier this month. During the episode, Cartman repeated James' comments about Morey, saying, "Yes, we do have freedom of speech, but at times there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you are not thinking about others...
Tags: Hong Kong, South Park, China, Trends, Nba, Lebron James, Houston Rockets, James, Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Daryl Morey, Morey, Randy Marsh, Cartman, South Park Elementary School, Towelie


Report: Rockets exiled Anthony rather than just dropping him from rotation ‘because his name was Carmelo’

The question that really intrigues me about the latter stages of Anthony's career: How did Houston go from giving Anthony a major role to deciding he suddenly couldn't be with the team at all? Baxter Holmes of ESPN: Still, the Rockets know they can't just take him out of the rotation; doing so would cause a media firestorm. Because his name was Carmelo, we treated it differently,” one team source says.
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NBA champion Raptors say they're excited for the challenge of upcoming season

TORONTO — Newly framed magazine covers and newspapers from the Toronto Raptors' championship run line the walls of the news conference room at the team's practice facility.A side wall features a Sports Illustrated print of Kyle Lowry kissing the Larry O'Brien championship trophy beside a grinning Kawhi Leonard and Serge Ibaka. 'We The Champs' was a popular headline on the white-framed front pages along the back wall. The prints are a reminder of the team's greatest...
Tags: News, Toronto, Spain, Brooklyn, Nba, Tokyo, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Lowry, Pascal, Toronto Raptors, Raptors, Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka, The Canadian Press, Larry


Report: LeBron James, Lakers players faced canceled appearances, lost $1M endorsement in China

Much has been made of the NBA's and players' reactions to the league's China conflict, with LeBron James' comments in recent days the latest to cause an uproar. A Wednesday report shed light on some of the significant financial consequences NBA players are facing as they remain under fire for their collective silence on the human rights concerns in Hong Kong. Both the league and its players are making financial decisions as China reacts to Houston Rockets general manager Dary...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Nba, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey, LeBron James Lakers


Report: Rockets were shocked at how poorly Carmelo Anthony performed in their defensive scheme

Carmelo Anthony struggled with Houston's defensive scheme. The Houston Rockets knew the risks when they signed Carmelo Anthony. Instead, it was Anthony's inability to adjust to the team's defensive scheme that doomed his time in Houston, according to ESPN's Baxter Holmes.
Tags: News, Espn, Houston, Houston Rockets, Anthony, Carmelo Anthony, Carmelo Anthony Instead


LeBron James is now LeBurn James

As part of Ad Age’s continuing media-about-media coverage, a quick look at an NBA superstar’s current geopolitical PR crisis:  LeBron James has stepped it in—and the nation’s leading tabloid newspapers are in agreement about his punishment (part of it, anyway): He shall now be known as LeBurn James, per this morning’s front pages of the New York Post and Daily News (above). As the Post’s Yaron Steinbuch reports in a story headlined “Hong Kong protesters slam LeBron James for comments about Ch...
Tags: Hong Kong, Post, China, Advertising, Nba, Lebron James, Usa Today, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, James, Lakers, Daryl Morey, Dan Wolken, Leonard Greene, New York Post and Daily News, LeBurn James


The backlash against LeBron James has nothing to do with human rights

Basketball’s biggest star is under fire after wading into the NBA’s China controversy, but his remarks are being weaponized by bad-faith actors trading in the very hypocrisy they allegeLeBron James has come under fire like never before after wading into the NBA’s China controversy. On Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers star finally broke his silence on the tweet heard around the world: Daryl Morey’s message of support for the Hong Kong protestors that’s threatened to upset the multibillion-dollar re...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Sport, Asia Pacific, US sports, Basketball, Nba, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, James, Daryl Morey, Morey, LeBron


China Threatens to Retaliate If U.S. Enacts Hong Kong Bill

(Bloomberg) -- China threatened unspecified “strong countermeasures” if the U.S. Congress enacts legislation supporting Hong Kong protesters, in a sign of the deepening strain between the world’s two largest economies as they attempt to seal a trade deal.China’s foreign ministry issued the warning Wednesday after the U.S. House passed a package of measures backing a pro-democracy movement that has rocked the former British colony for more than four months. Among them was the Hong Kong Human Righ...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Florida, New York, Texas, London, News, Washington, Senate, China, Beijing, Canada, Xi Jinping, Missouri, House, Ted Cruz


Technical foul: Chinese traders in online sneaker market punish NBA after Hong Kong controversy

On Oct. 4, a Chinese trader noticed a sharp drop in the price of crypto tokens backed by Nike's Air Jordan sneakers on a U.S.-based exchange after the general manager of the NBA's Houston Rockets tweeted support for the protests in Hong Kong.
Tags: Hong Kong, Money, Nike, businessNews, Nba, Houston Rockets, Air Jordan


LeBron James says he has more pressing issues to focus on than China controversy

Just a day after criticizing Houston Rockets' general manager Daryl Morey as "misinformed" over a tweet supporting Hong Kong protesters, James said Tuesday he has more pressing issues to focus on at home.
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Note to LeBron And Others: If You Enter The Fray Be Prepared For The Unexpected

Players play, Coaches coach, General Managers manage, Owners make money, but Commissioners have to tread fine lines between them all. That well-worn mantra about professional sport all went to hell last week because the world we now live in is remarkably different than it was a few years ago. Maybe LeBron knows more about what has gone on here, maybe, the GM of the Houston Rockets wanted to stir up the topic (from Japan). The narrative though was never agreed to and as leaders we can't do t...
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Clippers’ Doc Rivers talks about Daryl Morey, ‘tough issue’ of discussing China

LOS ANGELES — The tweet was sent on Oct. 4; the questions kept coming Oct. 15. On Tuesday in El Segundo, LeBron James found himself defending the neutral stance he took Monday night with his first comments about the China controversy ignited by the seven-word tweet from Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Later at USC, Doc Rivers fielded another query about the situation as he prepared to introduce his freshly superstar-infused roster to fans at the t...
Tags: China, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, Nba, Rockets, Sports Illustrated, West Coast, Rivers, Houston Rockets, Paul George, Clippers, Daryl Morey, Patrick Beverley


Despite criticism, LeBron James holds his ground on neutral China stance

EL SEGUNDO — In his 17th year in the NBA, LeBron James is well-versed in speaking out on controversial issues, and he’s used to the criticism he draws from his stances. And yet this week might still be a unique moment in his career: He’s drawing criticism for parsing how others use their own voices. James spoke to the media for the second time in as many days about the Lakers’ trip to China, which was defined by geopolitical tension stemming from a tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Hbo, California, China, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Ncaa, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Brooklyn Nets, Staples Center, Houston Rockets, James


Sure, it’s cool to call LeBron a hypocrite, but the truth is he’s just like most people

Preseason caveats notwithstanding, a game featuring the Lakers and Warriors should rarely ever take a backseat to its accompanying media availabilities. But these days, tweets can incite international incidents, Twitter can turn news conferences into events and the react-athon can feel more like a game than the stuff that happens in the parameters of the court. So I guess nobody should be surprised that it happened twice in the 10 days since Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey's seven-word endor...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Warriors, Lakers, Daryl Morey


LeBron James Faces Backlash Unseen Since ‘The Decision’

The issues of China and protests in Hong Kong are far different from N.B.A. free agency. But nine years later, James, himself, has also changed.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Basketball, Lebron James, Demonstrations, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, James, Daryl, Morey, LeBron, Communist Party of China, National Basketball Assn, Protests and Riots, Athletics and Sports


LeBron James doubles down on panned Daryl Morey take

LeBron James has done many things right in his career, but Monday he made a rare misstep. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar spoke on the NBA's developing row with China, spurred by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's pro-Hong Kong tweets. Seemingly contrary to every stance he's previously taken in his career, James essentially said Morey should have minded his own business and thought about the ramifications of his tweets before sending them.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Nba, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, James, Daryl Morey, Morey


Hong Kong Protesters Burn LeBron James Jersey After His Comments On China

He chastised the Houston Rockets general manager and his comments supporting pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters.
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'LeBron stands for money': Hong Kong protesters burn James jerseys

NBA star said freedom of speech can carry ‘a lot of negative’Relationship between NBA and China is under strainProtestors in Hong Kong have burned LeBron James jerseys after the NBA star said that freedom of speech can lead to “a lot of negative”.James made his comments after the fallout between the NBA and China over the anti-government protests in Hong Kong. The lucrative relationship between the league and China has been damaged since the Houston Rockets general manager, Daryl Morey, tweeted ...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Sport, World news, US sports, Basketball, Nba, Lebron James, Houston Rockets, James, Daryl Morey, Morey


Report: Rockets G Gerald Green may miss season with foot injury

The Rockets' rotation took a significant blow with a report that Gerald Green might miss the entire season. After reportedly suffering a broken left foot during a preseason game in Japan against the Toronto Raptors, Houston Rockets guard Gerald Green is in danger of missing the entire season. The Athletic's Shams Charania reports that the injury is worse than initially thought after an initial diagnosis estimated Green would miss a few months.
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Back From China, LeBron James Speaks Out On NBA Controversy

James said he believed Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey "wasn't educated on the situation at hand" when he expressed support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.(Image credit: Mark J. Terrill/AP)
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