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China Denies Asking NBA for Daryl Morey to Be Fired

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Published on October 18, 2019 - Duration: 01:04s

China Denies Asking NBA for Daryl Morey to Be Fired

China Denies Asking NBA for Daryl Morey to Be Fired .

A spokesman for China's foreign ministry released a statement regarding the Rockets general manager.

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that Chinese officials demanded Morey be fired.

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Obviously, we made clear that we were being asked to fire him by the Chinese government, by the parties we dealt with, government and business.

, Adam Silver, via 'Time' 100 Health Summit.

We said, 'There's no chance that's happening.

There's no chance we'll even discipline him.'

, Adam Silver, via 'Time' 100 Health Summit.

The Chinese government canceled NBA media events and refused to broadcast NBA preseason games .

In response to a tweet by Morey in support of protesters in the Hong Kong riots on Oct.

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Fight for Freedom.

Stand with Hong Kong.

, Daryl Morey, via Twitter.

Morey has since apologized for his tweet.

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