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Rockets red glare: How Hong Kong protests became a political football for the Houston NBA team, its general manager and the league

Withering criticism over perceived cowing to China following tweet in support of pro-democracy protesters......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 9th, 2019

Houston Rockets Nike merchandise disappears from China stores

Houston Rockets sneakers and other merchandise were pulled from several Nike stores in major Chinese cities amid the furor surrounding a tweet from the team's general manager in support of anti-government protests in Hong Kong......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 10th, 2019

China Secretly Ordered NBA Commissioner To Fire Rockets" GM Over Hong Kong Tweet

China Secretly Ordered NBA Commissioner To Fire Rockets' GM Over Hong Kong Tweet NBA Commissioner Adam Silver revealed on Thursday that the Chinese government insisted the league fire Houston Rockets general manager .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 17th, 2019

Technical foul: Chinese traders in online sneaker market punish NBA after HK controversy

On Oct. 4, a Chinese trader noticed a sharp drop in the price of crypto tokens backed by Nike's Air Jordan sneakers on a U.S.-based exchange after the general manager of the NBA's Houston Rockets tweeted support for the protests in Hong Kong......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 16th, 2019

NBA’s China furor may make Brooklyn Nets that country’s most popular team

One man’s tweet could be another man’s treasure. As the tempest over Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey’s quickly deleted tweet backing the Hong Kong protesters engulfs the team and the... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 12th, 2019

China says it will stop broadcasting NBA games after Commissioner Adam Silver defended Daryl Morey"s freedom to support Hong Kong protests

Reuters; Tony Dejak/AP Daryl Morey, the general manager of the NBA's Houston Rockets, tweeted a graphic in support of the H.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 8th, 2019

Houston Rockets, NBA Face Backlash In China After GM Tweets About Hong Kong Protests

A now-deleted tweet sent Sunday by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey that voiced support for Hong Kong protesters has highlighted the delicate nature of the NBA's business ties to mainland China.  read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaOct 7th, 2019

An NBA executive is facing major backlash in China after he tweeted support for Hong Kong protests

Pat Sullivan/AP Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, sparked backlash in China after he tweeted his suppo.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 7th, 2019

What Are The Long-Term Implications Of The NBA"s China Dilemma?

The fallout in China from Houston Rockets General Manager's Daryl Morey’s now-deleted tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters is ongoing.  read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaOct 9th, 2019

U.S. companies walk a fine line when doing business with China

The furor over a tweet by the Houston Rockets general manager in support of Hong Kong protesters is highlighting the fine line that U.S.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesOct 8th, 2019

Alibaba sites appear to have de-listed Houston Rockets products in China

Searches for "Houston Rockets" and "Rockets" in Chinese on Alibaba-owned Taobao and Tmall and rival JD.com, yielded no results, as fallout continues from general manager Daryl Morey tweet in support of the Hong Kong anti-government protestors......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 8th, 2019

Lawmakers slammed the NBA after it failed to defend Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey from Chinese outrage when he backed the Hong Kong protests

Mike Stone/Reuters Several prominent US lawmakers have moved to criticize the NBA for distancing itself from Houston Rockets General manag.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 7th, 2019

Lakers-Nets game tips off; CCTV, Tencent don’t air

Thousands of Chinese fans cheered and clapped through an NBA exhibition game in Shanghai on Thursday after days of controversy and online vitriol over a now-deleted tweet by a team manager backing anti-China protests in Hong Kong. Yahaira Jacquez reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersOct 11th, 2019

The NBA is in hot water after Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey supported the Hong Kong protests. Here are other times Western brands caved to China after offending the Communist Party.

The NBA is in hot water after Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey supported the Hong Kong protests. Here are other times Western brands caved to China after offending the Communist Party......»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 8th, 2019

Could a tweet sink the NBA"s business relationships in China? It"s complicated

A tweet from an NBA general manager supporting Hong Kong protests could.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesOct 7th, 2019

NBA chief defends freedom of expression in face-off with China

As China’s outrage against the National Basketball Association intensified in the wake of a tweet over the Hong Kong protests, the U.S. league dug its heels in to defend freedom of expression. Hours... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 12th, 2019

Why Nike is caught in the middle of the NBA"s dispute with China

Feng Li/Getty Images China's dispute with the NBA over a team manager's tweets in support of the Hong Kong pr.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 10th, 2019

On eve of trade talks, Trump declines to criticize China for pressuring NBA in dispute over Hong Kong protests

The president accused two league coaches of “pandering to China” while declining to take sides in a matter that has threatened the NBA’s standing in the country......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 9th, 2019

Some Blizzard employees reportedly walked out to protest the punishment of a "Hearthstone" competitor who spoke up in support of the Hong Kong protests (ATVI)

Reuters About 30 Activision Blizzard employees staged a walkout to protest the company's punishment of a Hong Kong-based esports competitor who made a political statement during a Blizzard event in Taiwan, according to a report .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 9th, 2019

These businesses are severing ties with the Houston Rockets over Hong Kong tweet

Politicians critique the NBA over money comment.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 7th, 2019

AB InBev Asia unit"s strong Hong Kong debut to boost IPO outlook amid political unrest

AB InBev's Asia-Pacific unit , which raised about $5 billion after relaunching its IPO this month, rose more than 6% on its market debut in Hong Kong, easing concerns of the impact of ongoing anti-government protests on new share offerings......»»

Category: topSource: reutersSep 30th, 2019