And another player bites the dust. Seems like the season for injuries and everyone will have to wait a few more weeks before NBa rookie Zion Williamson’s regular-season debut as he goes down with a knee injury just before seasons tip-off
China Denies Asking NBA for Daryl Morey to Be Fired . A spokesman for China's foreign ministry released a statement regarding the Rockets general manager. . NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that Chinese officials demanded Morey be fired. . Obviously, we made clear that we were being asked to fire him by the Chinese government, by the parties we dealt with, government and business. , Adam Silver, via 'Time' 100 Health Summit. We said, 'There's no chance that's happening. There's no chance we'll even discipline him.' , Adam Silver, via 'Time' 100 Health Summit. The Chinese government canceled NBA media events and refused to broadcast NBA preseason games . in response to a tweet by Morey in support of protesters in the Hong Kong riots on Oct. 4. . Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong. , Daryl Morey, via Twitter. Morey has since apologized for his tweet.
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. . 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. . The trip to China also had business consequences for James. . 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. . Another unnamed Lakers teammate lost a $1 million endorsement as a result of the NBA's China conflict.