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NBA says Chinese wanted Morey's firing; China denies claim

Oct. 18, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

The rift between the NBA and China appeared to widen again Friday, as the fallout over Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong continued. A day after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Morey fired, a spokesman for China's...

Women impacting NBA in various roles, 11 assistant coaches

Oct. 18, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

Practice is over and Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson is still working. She stands under the basket rebounding, giving feedback to rookie guard Carsen Edwards as he shoots from different spots on the court. After swishing his final three attempts, he jogs over to her. "Thanks coach," Edwards says before...

Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

Oct. 17, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically dismissed the request. Silver also said that the league is already feeling "substantial" financial losses...

Married NBA refs working to make the right calls at home

Oct. 17, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lauren Holtkamp and Jonathan Sterling first met a few years ago at a meeting of college basketball referees in Virginia, and when the group when out for some socializing that night she asked him to dance. He declined. The refs now agree: That was a bad call. They eventually became the...

Back from China, Nets steer clear of controversy in remarks

Oct. 16, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets played well and ate great on their trip to China. That was the tenor of their comments Wednesday after their first practice back home, downplaying the impact the ongoing international tension between the NBA and China had on them. The Nets steered clear of any statements...

Column: Clumsy words tarnish the LeBron brand

Oct. 16, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

LeBron James had time, and plenty of it, to figure out how best to answer the questions he knew were coming. Long days in hotel rooms in China and a long flight home gave him every chance to carefully craft a response to a controversy he had no part in making but one that directly affects his bank account....

LeBron: Rockets' Morey 'wasn't educated' on China tweet

Oct. 15, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey "was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation" regarding the potential consequences of his actions when he tweeted in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests. In his first public comments since the...

Rockets focused on basketball after fallout from GM's tweet

Oct. 13, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Rockets are back home in Houston, looking to leave behind the distractions from their trip to Asia. Their two games in Japan were overshadowed by the aftermath of a tweet by general manager Daryl Morey in support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, angering fans and officials in...

The Lakers-Nets series in China ends _ quietly, again

Oct. 12, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are heading home from China, their roles as unwitting participants in a geopolitical drama that neither team had any role in starting or escalating now over. The Nets beat the Lakers 91-77 in Shenzhen, China on Saturday, capping a two-game preseason series in China that...

Nationalism over NBA fandom: Fans support 'motherland' China

Oct. 12, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — When Wu Xintong's favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, played the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai this Thursday, she broke a viewing streak of more than 10 years and deliberately missed the game. Until recently, the 20-year-old student in northern Hebei province had followed her idol, Kobe...