NBA scrambles after China angered by Houston Rockets’ ‘regrettable’ pro-democracy tweet


 

The NBA sees China as a massive market. It does not want to anger the Chinese Communist Party even in the name of democracy.

(From The Guardian)

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has tried to defuse the rapidly growing fallout over his deleted tweet that showed support for Hong Kong anti-government protesters, saying he did not intend to offend any of the team’s Chinese fans or sponsors.

A short time after Morey posted that statement, the NBA said it was “regrettable” that the deleted tweet offended many in China.

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