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China: LeBron's Lakers train in Shanghai amid NBA HK furore

China, Shanghai
October 10, 2019 at 14:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

The LA Lakers and Brooklyn Nets held a train session in Shanghai on Friday ahead of their exhibition game despite the ongoing uproar over comments related to Hong Kong.

LeBron James dribbled around the court and hit threes ahead of his side's game tonight.

Several media events were cancelled and Chinese outlets pulled the plug after a tweet regarding Hong Kong was posted by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey.

Morey tweeted over the weekend in support of Hong Kong protesters' "fight for freedom."

Though he later apologised, NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended Morey's "ability to exercise his freedom of expression" on Tuesday, prompting Chinese companies and networks including state-run television network CCTV, streaming service Tencent and online shopping giant Alibaba to suspend NBA broadcasts and product listings on Tuesday.

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The LA Lakers and Brooklyn Nets held a train session in Shanghai on Friday ahead of their exhibition game despite the ongoing uproar over comments related to Hong Kong.

LeBron James dribbled around the court and hit threes ahead of his side's game tonight.

Several media events were cancelled and Chinese outlets pulled the plug after a tweet regarding Hong Kong was posted by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey.

Morey tweeted over the weekend in support of Hong Kong protesters' "fight for freedom."

Though he later apologised, NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended Morey's "ability to exercise his freedom of expression" on Tuesday, prompting Chinese companies and networks including state-run television network CCTV, streaming service Tencent and online shopping giant Alibaba to suspend NBA broadcasts and product listings on Tuesday.

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