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The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America, composed of 30 teams. It is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.

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Michael Jordan opens health clinic in North Carolina

The NBA legend donated $7 million to build two medical clinics in Charlotte
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NBA's relationship with China frayed over Hong Kong protests

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says China asked the league to fire Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, following Morey's tweet supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The situation has..
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Videos for National Basketball Association

NBA Commissioner says China fallout caused large financial loss [Video]NBA Commissioner says China fallout caused large financial loss

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says fallout from China controversy has already caused large financial loss

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LeBron says Morey 'wasn't educated' when he sent Hong Kong tweet [Video]LeBron says Morey 'wasn't educated' when he sent Hong Kong tweet

LeBron James weighed in on the controversy between China and the NBA in a conflict that has seen Houston Rockets gear removed from Nike and NBA stores in major cities throughout China. Yahaira Jacquez..

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Chinese fans miffed at NBA, but not enough to skip game [Video]Chinese fans miffed at NBA, but not enough to skip game

Chinese fans in Shenzhen miffed at NBA, but not enough to miss exhibition game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets

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Pompeo: '1984' Coming To Life In China [Video]Pompeo: '1984' Coming To Life In China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday likened China’s treatment of more than one million Uighur Muslims to George Orwell’s “1984” novel, saying the Communist Party was detaining and abusing..

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Pompeo compares China's Xinjiang region to Orwell's '1984' [Video]Pompeo compares China's Xinjiang region to Orwell's '1984'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday likened China's treatment of more than one million Uighur Muslims to George Orwell's "1984" novel. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Chinese fallout continues amid NBA tweet controversy [Video]Chinese fallout continues amid NBA tweet controversy

Chinese organizers on Wednesday canceled a fan event on the eve of a NBA exhibition game in Shanghai, which is the latest fallout in a growing dispute over a tweet by a team official supporting the..

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"I am here for Adam Silver" - Rockets' Harden [Video]"I am here for Adam Silver" - Rockets' Harden

Rockets star James Harden throws his support behind beleaguered NBA commissioner Adam Silver

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China slams NBA in dispute over free speech [Video]China slams NBA in dispute over free speech

Chinese state media slammed the NBA on Wednesday saying it is peddling in a "secessionist pipe dream" escalating an ongoing dispute between Beijing and the U.S. league. Sareena Dayaram reports.

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NBA's China problem threatens billions in basketball investment [Video]NBA's China problem threatens billions in basketball investment

The US-based professional league faces backlash, with core business interests up against politics of support for Hong Kong.

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Chinese state TV drops NBA games amid twitter row [Video]Chinese state TV drops NBA games amid twitter row

CCTV's move to cancel showings of NBA exhibition games comes after the NBA commissioner refused to condemn a tweet by Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, supporting the Hong Kong protests.Gracie..

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China TV drops NBA exhibition games, escalating pressure amid tweet uproar [Video]China TV drops NBA exhibition games, escalating pressure amid tweet uproar

NBA commissioner Silver defends free speech

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Basketball coaches focused on teams not China amid Twitter storm [Video]Basketball coaches focused on teams not China amid Twitter storm

Coaches remain tightlipped over China Tweet storm

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NBA under fire in China over GM's Hong Kong tweet [Video]NBA under fire in China over GM's Hong Kong tweet

The National Basketball Association came under fire on Monday for its response to a tweet by a Houston Rockets official in support of Hong Kong protests for democracy, the latest overseas business to..

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Houston Rockets' Harden says "we love China" after GM Hong Kong tweet [Video]Houston Rockets' Harden says "we love China" after GM Hong Kong tweet

Harden says "we love China" after Houston Rockets' GM Hong Kong tweet

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Houston Rockets GM apologizes on social media after tweeting support for Hong Kong protests [Video]Houston Rockets GM apologizes on social media after tweeting support for Hong Kong protests

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey apologizes on social media for his recent tweet in support of Hong Kong protests

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Canadians tweet congratulations after Andreescu becomes first grand slam winner at U.S. Open [Video]Canadians tweet congratulations after Andreescu becomes first grand slam winner at U.S. Open

Canadians tweet congratulations to Bianca Andreescu after she becomes the country's first grand slam winner at the U.S. Open

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U.S. coach 'delighted' with team's build for basketball World Cup [Video]U.S. coach 'delighted' with team's build for basketball World Cup

The head coach of Team USA, Gregg Popovich, could not be happier with the camaraderie and work ethic shown by his players as they head into the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.

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Trump honors basketball great Bob Cousy [Video]Trump honors basketball great Bob Cousy

At the White House, U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 91-year-old Bob Cousy, a former Boston Celtics NBA player and coach. Rough Cut (no reporter..

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Michael Jordan opens clinic to serve underprivileged families

NBA legend and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan has opened a medical clinic for patients with little or no health insurance. WBTV's Kristi O'Connor reports.
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New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson expected to miss start of season

No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson is expected to be sidelined for the start of the NBA regular season.
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NBA's Silver says Hong Kong tweet furor already hit league's bottom line

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost the league substantial..
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NBA Commissioner says league hit by huge financial losses due to Hong Kong tweet

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost the league substantial..
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Adam Silver: China wanted Rockets GM Daryl Morey fired over tweet, NBA said 'no chance'

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday the Chinese government and partners asked the NBA to fire Daryl Morey fired, but Silver staunchly refused.
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Ex-NFL DE Chris Long explains skepticism of Jay-Z partnership, weighs in on NBA's China controversy

Chris Long is still focused on social activism as he remains a vocal critic of the NFL. He also weighed in on the NBA's ongoing issues with China.
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Hong Kong protesters are punishing brands that take China's side

Whether it's the NBA or American businesses like Starbucks, corporations are forced to walk a fine line between principles and profits
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Hong Kong protesters outraged over LeBron's China comments

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam was shouted down as she tried to deliver an important annual speech. That chaotic scene follows controversial comments by NBA star LeBron James, who appeared to..
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NBA-China rift could hit players where it hurts: Their wallets

As LeBron James suggests, some of the league's top stars have millions of reasons to hope the controversy dies down
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LeBron James no longer King James in Hong Kong

Basketball player Lebron James' standing among basketball fans in Hong Kong took a hit because of comments the NBA star made about free speech. (Oct. 15)
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'Freedom is not free': Celtics' Enes Kanter responds to LeBron James' China, Daryl Morey comments

LeBron James added another layer to the NBA's China situation by not supporting Daryl Morey's tweet. Boston's Enes Kanter said "freedom isn't free."
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LeBron James breaks his silence on NBA-China dispute

For the first time, LeBron James is taking on the standoff between the NBA and China. On Monday night, the basketball star said Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey was "misinformed" or "not..
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NBA shamefully proves that when it comes to profits, no foul can be too flagrant for China

The NBA may be 'woke' in America. But in China, NBA officials don't want to risk their bank accounts to support Uighurs or protesters in Hong Kong.
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Rockets' James Harden on NBA-China dispute: 'I'm staying out of it'

James Harden made it known he doesn't intend to address the controversy anymore, steering the conversation back to basketball and the upcoming season.
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Cruz says it was "really sad to see" NBA bend to pressure from China

"t was really sad to see an American company and indeed a global sports league like the NBA being dragooned into censoring the free speech of American citizens in the interest of big bucks," Cruz told..
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Cruz says Trump should release transcripts of Biden's talks with Ukraine

Senator Ted Cruz joins Margaret Brennan from Hong Kong to discuss China's retaliation against the NBA and the impeachment inquiry into the president.
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Breaking down the NBA's China controversy

The opening of the NBA season is just two weeks away. But right now, the focus isn't on the games. Last Friday, Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey posted a now-deleted tweet expressing his..
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President Trump: Steve Kerr looked 'weak and pathetic' answering questions about NBA and China

President Trump criticized Steve Kerr again, saying coach looked "weak and pathetic" for declining to comment at length on NBA-China situation.
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NBA cancels media events for teams in China

The NBA announced it was canceling all media availability between players and the press, for the remainder of the Brooklyn Nets' and Los Angeles Lakers' stay in China. The decision comes a week after..
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NBA and China conflict dominate sports headlines

Weekly Pulse: Get caught up on the latest sports news in this week's episode. Topics include the conflict currently facing the NBA and China, as well as a one-on-one interview with NFL legend Jerry..
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Rockets' Daryl Morey should resign to preserve the NBA’s revenue, investments and goodwill

Doing business in China is different. We aren’t in America, and the NBA knows this, writes Stanley Chao, managing director for All In Consulting.
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China's business bullying jumps to new heights over tweet by NBA Rockets GM

At least Daryl Morey got support from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver who, to his credit, said the league would adhere to American values: Our view
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Chinese companies cut ties with NBA over tweet supporting Hong Kong protests

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..
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Trump criticizes NBA's Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich over their responses to China controversy

President Trump blasted two of his frequent critics, NBA coaches Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich, for their responses to the ongoing fallout between the league and China.
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Trump calls NBA coach "little boy" over response to China standoff

"I watch this guy Steve Kerr. And he was like a little boy, he was so scared to be even answering the question," Trump said
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President Trump criticizes NBA, Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich; says league 'pandering' to China

Donald Trump said it was ''pretty sad'' to see coaches Gregg Popovich, Steve Kerr and others "pandering to China'' while being critical of U.S.
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76ers fan kicked out of game after showing support for Hong Kong

The ejection comes as the NBA deals with the fallout with China over a pro-democracy Hong Kong tweet
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NBA-China standoff intensifies over controversial tweet

The fallout between the NBA and China has intensified after Chinese organizers canceled a fan event in Shanghai just one day before an exhibition game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles..
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Gregg Popovich offers support for NBA commissioner Adam Silver on NBA-China showdown

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gave his unwavering support to NBA commissioner Adam Silver amid the escalating rift between the NBA and China.
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NBA working on relationship with China after controversial tweet

The National Basketball Association is working to mend its relationship with China after the Rockets' general manager posted a tweet supporting the Hong Kong protests. China has since suspended all NBA..
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NBA says free speech remains vital amid China rift

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league wasn't apologizing for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's since-deleted tweet showing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong. (Oct...
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"South Park" reportedly scrubbed from Chinese internet

"Like the NBA, we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts," the creators tweeted
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China row threatens to upstage league's return to Japan

The NBA returned to Japan for the first time in 16 years on Tuesday, with preseason action between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors - but it was the league's growing crisis in neighboring..
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Warriors sign Scottie Pippen's 6-foot-10 nephew to bulk up frontcourt

The Warriors signed the nephew of Scottie Pippen, Kavion, to provide help in their frontcourt. He is 6-foot-10 and has never played in the NBA.
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NBA commissioner Adam Silver issues new statement on China: 'Sports can be a unifying force'

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, in a clarifying statement on China, said it is not the league's role to "adjudicate the differences" among people.
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Eye Opener at 8: China blacks out NBA preseason games

A look back at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning."
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China's ANTA sports says it will immediately halt contract renewal negotiations NBA

China's ANTA Sports Products Ltd said on Tuesday it will halt contract renewal negotiations with the National Basketball Association (NBA), adding to the list of Chinese firms cutting ties with the..
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China TV drops NBA exhibition games; league defends free speech

Chinese state television said on Tuesday it would not air NBA exhibition games played in the country this week, heaping pressure on the U.S. basketball league after a tweet by a Houston Rockets..
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China suspends broadcast of NBA preseason games

NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended Tuesday morning a team executive's comments supporting Hong Kong protesters. Silver says he accepts the consequences in China for Houston Rockets General Manager..
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China smartphone maker Vivo says to suspend all cooperation with NBA

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo said on Tuesday it will suspend all cooperation with the National Basketball Association (NBA), joining a series of Chinese firms cutting ties with the league following a..
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Your Tuesday Briefing

Kurds, N.B.A., New York Yankees: Here's what you need to know.
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NBA's Silver says won't regulate what players, employees say on issues

National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver said on Tuesday it is not up to the NBA to regulate what players, employees and team owners say amid anger from China over a tweet from Houston..
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NBA's Silver says won't compromise values, to discuss situation in China visit

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Tuesday the league was not willing to compromise and backed members' right to express their opinions, in the face of anger from China following an executive's tweet..
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NBA head laments "economic impact" of China controversy

Commissioner Adam Silver backs Houston Rockets general manager's right to free speech, but admits the damage caused by a single tweet about Hong Kong "will take some time to heal"
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China TV drops NBA exhibition games, escalating pressure amid tweet uproar

Chinese state television said on Tuesday it wouldn't air NBA exhibition games played in the country this week, heaping further pressure on the U.S. basketball league after a tweet by a Houston Rockets..
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NBA head Adam Silver defends response over tweet uproar

NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended the league's response to the Houston Rockets general manager's tweet backing Hong Kong democracy protests, telling Japan's Kyodo News that his organization..
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NBA under fire over pro-democracy tweet

The NBA is facing heat for backing down to China over a pro-democracy tweet. The league is accused of putting its multibillion-dollar brand ahead of civil rights and the quickly-deleted tweet has..
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NBA's crisis in China threatens multibillion-dollar ties

Stress is arising from a series of issues, including a pro-Hong Kong tweet from Houston Rockets' Daryl Morey
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