SHOWS: TOKYO, JAPAN (OCTOBER 8, 2019) (REUTERS - Broadcasters: NO USE AFTER 72 HOURS Digital: NO USE AFTER 72 HOURS) 1.
HOUSTON ROCKETS HEAD COACH MIKE D'ANTONI WALKS INTO PRESS CONFERENCE 2.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) MIKE D'ANTONI, HOUSTON ROCKETS HEAD COACH, SAYING: "Guys I know you have your job to do and ask questions, I here to play basketball and coach basketball.
That's what we did tonight and that's what I'm going to comment on, and if we don't have any more questions we're good." REPORTER: So you don't want to talk about it yourself... "But let's talk about it?
Not going to happen." REPORTER: Has it impacted the team?
"No, no, no." 3.
WHITE FLASH 4.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) NICK NURSE, TORONTO RAPTORS HEAD COACH, SAYING: "Well to be honest with you I haven't really followed much, I see a few things going across the ticker if I happen to have my TV on, but training camps are a pretty immersive time for us to get into game film and training etceteras.
"I have a lot of faith in the leadership of the NBA, taht they know what they're doing and will take care of these matters." STORY: Basketball coaches Mike D'Antoni and Nick Nurse refused on Tuesday (October 8) to be drawn into the uproar following a tweet from NBA Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey voicing support for anti-government protests in Hong Kong.
Rockets head coach D'Antoni said he was not going to talk about the issue when pressed by a reporter following a pre-season game against the Toronto Raptors, whose coach Nick Nurse said he had faith in the NBA leadership.
Chinese state television said it would not air NBA exhibition games played in the country this week, heaping pressure on the U.S. basketball league though Morey apologized on Monday for any hurt caused by the tweet, which he quickly deleted over the weekend.
However, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver spoke up for freedom of speech saying it was not up to the NBA to regulate what players, employees and team owners said, nor to adjudicate differences between people around the world.
CCTV state television said it strongly opposed Silver's support of Morey.
Any comments that challenged a country's sovereignty and social stability were "not within the scope of freedom of speech", CCTV said, adding it was reviewing its relationship with the NBA.
Months of anti-government protests in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong have angered Beijing, which has accused Western governments of stirring up anti-China sentiment.
China rejects outside intervention in Hong Kong as interference.
However, organisers abruptly cancelled a Tuesday media event without explanation.
(Production; Andy Ragg)
💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions
Charles Barkley, Draymond Green to be part of a new TNT show called 'The Arena'Charles Barkley and Draymond Green will be part of a new show called "The Arena," a one-hour long NBA show that TNT will launch on July 20.
NBA Superstar Russell Westbrook Reveals He Has COVID-19
Credit: Cover Video STUDIO Duration: 01:13Published
NBA says only 2 players tested positive for COVID-19 during Orlando bubble quarantine periodThe NBA said just two out of 322 players tested positive for COVID-19 during the quarantine period at the Disney bubble.
Inside the NBA bubble: What is life like for the media on the Disney World campus?USA TODAY Sports' Mark Medina chronicles his first days inside the NBA campus bubble in Orlando and how reporters are settling in at Disney World.
Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook confirms he tested positive for COVID-19Russell Westbrook tested positive for COVID-19, the Houston Rockets star announced on Twitter Monday afternoon.
NBA hoping to restart season July 31, according to report
Credit: Reuters - Sports Duration: 01:04Published
Japan opens drive-in haunted house
Credit: Reuters Studio Duration: 01:20Published
Uber Available In Tokyo As Taxi Service
Credit: Wochit News Duration: 00:27Published
Tokyo's Disneyland resort reopens to visitors
Credit: Reuters Studio Duration: 00:58Published
Human rights activists stage 'anti-China' protest in Tokyo
Credit: ANI Duration: 01:09Published
Tokyo may need to reimpose its quarantine
Credit: Reuters Studio Duration: 01:21Published
Man jailed for assault with crowbar at petrol station
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 00:41Published
Louise Smith: Murder probe into 16-year-old's death
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 00:38Published
Student charged after having a "night at the museum"
Credit: Reuters Studio Duration: 01:13Published
U.S. rejects Beijing's claims in South China Sea
Credit: Reuters Studio Duration: 02:03Published
US rejects China's claims in South China Sea drawing Beijing ire
Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO Duration: 02:11Published
Huawei kit to be stripped out of UK 5G network by 2027
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:15Published
Trump administration rejects nearly all Beijing's claims in South China Sea, a move likely to inflame tensionsThe shift in US policy is likely to further inflame US-China tensions and could provoke fresh retaliatory steps from Beijing.
Hong Kong opposition kicks off primary elections
Credit: Reuters - Politics Duration: 01:31Published
Trump signs order rebuking China over Hong KongIn Rose Garden remarks, President Donald Trump says he's signed an executive order that will hold China accountable for its oppressive actions against Hong Kong...
Trump swings at Biden at official event announcing he signed Hong Kong sanctions billTrump's decision on Hong Kong came as U.S.-China relations falter over trade, the coronavirus and a crackdown on pro-Democracy efforts in the city.
Editing history: HK publishers self-censor
Credit: Reuters Studio Duration: 02:32Published
EU foreign ministers weigh up response to China and Turkey
Credit: euronews (in English) Duration: 02:15Published
Hong Kong Disneyland reopens after five months
Credit: Reuters Studio Duration: 00:55Published
Beijing residents fear Wuhan-style lockdown if cases continue to rise
Credit: Reuters Studio Duration: 01:05Published
Hong Kong's Disneyland set to reopen this week
Credit: Reuters Studio Duration: 01:12Published
Alli handed one-match suspension by FA over coronavirus prank
Credit: Reuters - Sports Duration: 01:49Published
Coronavirus aid corridor from China to Spain closing down
Credit: euronews (in English) Duration: 02:22Published
You Might Like
Tweets about this
Related videos from verified sources