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Charles Payne on NBA-China controversy: Initial reaction from NBA was 'absolutely disgraceful'

Charles Payne on NBA-China controversy: Initial reaction from NBA was 'absolutely disgraceful'

close Video Charles Payne on NBA-China firestorm: League's initial reaction was 'disgraceful' The NBA's initial response after a team executive tweeted his support for Hong Kong protesters was "absolutely disgraceful," Fox Business Network host Charles Payne said Wednesday on " America’s Newsroom.” Amid growing backlash against NBA owners for siding

NBA games in China in doubt

NBA games in China in doubt

Stadium signage has been removed and players reportedly are growing uneasy with playing games amid growing tensions in China, where the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are scheduled to play Thursday. An event in Shanghai scheduled for Wednesday to benefit the Special Olympics featuring the Lakers was canceled hours before it was to begin. Another

NBA Cancels Community Events in China as Controversy Over Hong Kong Tweet Escalates

NBA Cancels Community Events in China as Controversy Over Hong Kong Tweet Escalates

The NBA canceled community events in Shanghai with both the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers in the lead up to the two teams facing off on Chinese soil this week. Chinese broadcasters have also refused to televise the games, as the list of Chinese companies cutting ties to the league keeps growing. For now, it seems the NBA will still press

Chinese organisers cancel NBA fan event amid free speech row

Chinese organisers cancel NBA fan event amid free speech row

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese organisers on Wednesday cancelled a fan event on the eve of a National Basketball Association (NBA) exhibition game in Shanghai, the latest fallout in a growing row over a tweet by a team official supporting the recent protests in Hong Kong. Chinese sponsors and partners have been cutting ties with the NBA after the tweet

Chinese fans fume at NBA as fallout from free speech row spreads

Chinese fans fume at NBA as fallout from free speech row spreads

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Basketball followers on mainland China expressed anger at the U.S. National Basketball Association on Wednesday after a fan event in Shanghai was cancel led, amid a row over free speech that has hurt the league’s reputation in a key overseas market. Chinese organizers scrapped the event on the eve of a planned exhibition game between

Pro-Hong Kong NBA fan booted from Philadelphia 76ers preseason game against Chinese team

Pro-Hong Kong NBA fan booted from Philadelphia 76ers preseason game against Chinese team

close Video NBA commissioner defends free speech after China halts NBA broadcasts China halts broadcasts over Hong Kong tweet; reaction from Mike Gunzleman, host of 'The Gunz Show.' A Philadelphia 76ers fan said Wells Fargo Center security ejected him and his wife from the stands Tuesday after they brought in pro-Hong Kong signage for a preseason game

Companies Face Choice Between Chinese Money and Their Values

Companies Face Choice Between Chinese Money and Their Values

Backlash against the NBA sparked by a tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters shows how tricky it is to do business in China. A case study with the basketball league shows the difficult line companies must tread. Photo: Crystal Tai