Seen But Not Heard: Lakers, Nets, NBA are Silent in Shanghai

In response to the NBA defending Daryl Morey’s freedom of speech, Chinese officials took it away from the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets.

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LeBron James raised his arms in appreciation of the cheering crowd in Shanghai shortly after the final buzzer, then removed his headband and flipped it toward some ticketholders clamoring for a one-of-a-kind souvenir. He was seen. He wasn’t heard, though. Nor was any other player or coach in China, in an NBA game like none other. In response to the NBA defending Daryl Morey’s freedom of speech, Chinese officials took it away from the Los…

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