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The statement from Parker and Stone also mocked the NBA's apology to China after the Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted on Friday (and then deleted) an image with the slogan "Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong" in solidarity with the Hong Kong protesters.

"We're strongly dissatisfied and oppose Adam Silver's claim to support Morey's right to freedom of expression", CCTV said.

But now China Central Television says it will "immediately suspend" plans to show the LA Lakers-Brooklyn Nets games.

Basketball is wildly popular in China and those two teams - largely because of LeBron James starring for the Lakers and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's (nearly里巴巴) Taiwanse-American cofounder Joe Tsai (蔡崇信) now owning the Nets - would have nearly certainly been a huge television draw.

Silver said the League will protect its employees' right to free speech, to which the Chinese government and business community voiced their "strong dissatisfaction".

"We believe that any comments that challenge national sovereignty and social stability are not within the scope of freedom of speech", the station said on its social media account. The Chinese Basketball Association also canceled a preseason event involving the Rockets' G-League affiliate, according to The Athletic.

"As a league, we're not willing to compromise those values", Silver said. We love our fans there, their passion and intensity they have for our sport, and I think most importantly the game of basketball possesses an incredible power to bring people together. In a lengthy Facebook post, Tsai criticized Morey's tweet as damaging to the China.

At present, there is a massive swell of pro-democracy protests in China, which has led to political unrest.

The NBA's decades-long push to develop China into its biggest overseas market appeared increasingly in jeopardy on Tuesday (Oct 8) as the league's commissioner stood firm in the face of criticism from Beijing and the Chinese threatened financial repercussions.

The NBA has built a lucrative Chinese fanbase in recent years thanks in part to the popularity of former Rockets centre Yao Ming. The league ended its relationship with Houston last week.

Videoland Inc (緯來電視), the NBA's official broadcast partner in Taiwan, yesterday said that its programming would not be affected, adding that it would arrange more live basketball broadcasts for fans' enjoyment. I'm thrilled with what he said. Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni refused to answer questions on the topic after his team's game in Tokyo on Tuesday, Golden State coach Steve Kerr said he wanted to educate himself on the situation before speaking out, and Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers didn't go too deeply into specifics when asked his opinion.

"We're not apologizing for Daryl exercising his freedom of expression". "I think Yao is extremely unsettled". But I'm a realist as well, and I recognize that this issue may not die down so quickly. "And I felt great again, just like I did with the Clipper deal".

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