Published: Sat, October 19, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Hong Kong protesters wear LeBron James masks

Hong Kong protesters wear LeBron James masks

LeBron played a warmup basketball game Wednesday, his first since blasting the Rockets general manager for a tweet supporting protests in Hong Kong that put the NBA, its players, and their financial interests at odds with China and then being criticized for that himself.

Shaung says the "Chinese government never posed this requirement", according to The Associated Press.

"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", Silver said Thursday during an appearance at the Time 100 Health Summit in NY.

"We're not politicians", said James, perhaps the league's most recognizable player. "There's no chance we'll even discipline him".

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Castaneda said gunmen blocked streets with burning vehicles, a common tactic to make it hard for security forces to manoeuver. The Sinaloa public security secretary, Cristobal Castaneda, said there was a mass jailbreak involving 20 and 30 inmates.


Rodman - who has a close relationship with the North Korean regime - added that National Basketball Association players may be "misinformed" about "what is really taking place right now" in Hong Kong.

"Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we'll see what happens next", he told Time magazine's Time 100 Health Summit in NY. As a result, the NBA's relationship with China is as tense as its ever been. "I think that you just got to understand that we don't know too much about politics and I don't want to know too much about politics".

Speaking at the "Time 100 Health Summit" in NY on October 17, Silver said that the league was "willing" to endure further losses in revenues from its biggest global market. "And one of those values is free expression".

Morey tweeted his apologies two days later, saying, in part, "I did not intend my tweet to cause any offense to Rockets fans and friends of mine in China..."

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