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LeBron James and Lakers Canceled Appearances and Lost Endorsements in China

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LeBron James and Lakers Canceled Appearances and Lost Endorsements in China

LeBron James and Lakers Canceled Appearances and Lost Endorsements in China

LeBron James and Lakers Canceled Appearances and Lost Endorsements in China .

James and the Los Angeles Lakers played two preseason games against the Brooklyn Nets in China last week.

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Following a tweet by Rockets general manager Daryl Morey in support of protesters in the Hong Kong riots, .

The Chinese government canceled NBA media events and refused to broadcast NBA preseason games.

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The trip to China also had business consequences for James.

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A lot of individual appearances got canceled ... obviously, yes, a lot of people had some business to take care of while they were over there.

, LeBron James, via statement.

James skipped his annual China appearance earlier this summer to work on ‘Space Jam 2.’ .

Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma and Rajon Rondo all faced canceled events on the trip, according to ESPN.

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Another unnamed Lakers teammate lost a $1 million endorsement as a result of the NBA's China conflict.


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