NBA Says Chinese Wanted Morey’s Firing; China Denies Claim

The rift between the NBA and China appeared to widen again, as the fallout over Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong continued.

  • Published 18 October 2019

The rift between the NBA and China appeared to widen again, 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 foreign ministry told reporters that no such demand was made by the government there. That becomes the latest chapter in the now 2-week-old saga over Morey's tweet… Read at AP News