Chinese companies cut ties with NBA over tweet supporting Hong Kong protests
Thursday, 10 October 2019 The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers are facing off in China against a backdrop of controversy. Chinese businesses have threatened to cut ties with the league after a Houston Rockets executive tweeted support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. CBS News foreign correspondent Ramy Inocencio reports from the game in Shanghai.
HONG KONG — The Houston Rockets have gone into kowtow mode after general manager Daryl Morey sent out a pro-Hong Kong tweet which angered annoying Beijing.
ESPN reports that on Friday, Morey tweeted an image that read: "Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong." in reference to the ongoing...
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