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Breaking down the NBA's China controversy

Credit: CBS News- Published on October 12, 2019
The opening of the NBA season is just two weeks away. But right now, the focus isn't on the games. Last Friday, Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey posted a now-deleted tweet expressing his support for protesters in Hong Kong. Morey later apologized for the tweet but it set off a firestorm in China and then a...
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Published on October 10, 2019 -  01:57
President Trump Criticizes Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich in NBA China Controversy
President Trump Criticizes Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich in NBA China Controversy . Donald Trump made his first public comments on Wednesday about the NBA's strained relationship with China. . The president said both Kerr and Popovich were "pandering to China" with their responses. . He (Kerr) couldn't answer the question – he was shaking ... He didn't know how to answer the question, and yet he'll talk about the United States very badly. , President Donald Trump, via statement. I watched Popovich – sort of the same thing, but he didn't look quite as scared actually. , President Donald Trump, via statement. They talk badly about the United States, but when it talks about China, they don't want to say anything bad. I thought it was pretty sad, actually. It'll be very interesting. , President Donald Trump, via statement. The Chinese government refused to broadcast NBA preseason games and canceled NBA media events . in response to Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet in support of protesters in the Hong Kong riots. . Warriors star Stephen Curry responded to Trump's comments about his coach, Steve Kerr. . We've obviously been really outspoken since I can remember, in terms of our organization and all that. , Steph Curry, via statement . But from the league and China and just our presence there and building a business, it's an interesting situation because there's so much history involved in it. , Steph Curry, via statement

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