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Houston Rockets GM ignites scandal with tweet backing Hong Kong protesters

CBS News Monday, 7 October 2019
The NBA faces major backlash after a team executive waded into an international controversy. Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey apologized after posting this image in support of protesters in Hong Kong. The protesters have been fighting for weeks against interference from China's central government. In response to Morey's tweet, multiple Chinese businesses immediately suspended relations with the team.
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