China’s State T.V., announcing it will halt all N.B.A. preseason game broadcasts, adding to the controversy sparked by a recent tweet.
N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver, standing behind Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, after growing backlash over the league’s handling of a tweet morey posted in support of Hong Kong protesters.
Silver, stressing this is not about money and that he is not willing to jeopardize the league’s values
China. slamming the N.B.A. over the tweet, which has since been deleted.
“We express our strong dissatisfaction and opposition to Silver’s stated support of Morey’s right to free speech. We believe any remarks that challenge national sovereignty and social stability do not belong to the category of free speech.”