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Why The NBA Is Apologizing For Tweet Supporting Hong Kong Protesters | NBC News Now

The NBA apologized to Chinese fans after the Houston Rockets’ general manager tweeted support for protesters in Hong Kong. NBC News’ Stephanie Ruhle explains the consequences the NBA is facing and why they are trying to make amends.
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  1. Adam silver is scared of his shadow

  2. Nba is a joke. Pulling my league pass

  3. China can have NBA if NBA loves China so much.

  4. "F" the NBA , FREE HONG KONG !

  5. Check out South Parks apology, its great.

  6. Ok so on the American end he apologized.
    On the Chinese end he didn't.
    The media is lying to us.

  7. “The Americans are great missionaries. They have an irrepressible urge to convert others.”, 1992, The Wit & Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew

  8. It’s not about freedom of speech. It’s about whether you respect the core value of Chinese people. If no respect, no business.

  9. And Hong Kong is asking US for help.. looks like Americans can't even save themselves

  10. Happy Taiwan National Day! The NBA should play their games in this democratic country.

  11. You can’t put any value amount on freedom of speech..

  12. Most CNNuts don't seem to accept that accepting FULL liberty mean accepting the ensuing reactions gracefully. Why be a whimping teddy? What it works ONE side, and NOT the other? Is that how free speech works?

  13. Well done NBA for making your country a laughing stock to the world – your media does a great job already in making fools of themselves in front of the whole world. So sorry for Americans who have a moral spine still.

  14. Give me liberty, or give me death…

  15. These rich spoiled brats who constantly grip about our president and take up for human rights violators because they are spineless cowards. I'm done with the nba. Silence means your o k with it.

  16. perhaps China threatened to so what King Henry VIII did to the Pope; they just might lower the net height, change the rules and create a game strictly for their own culture.

  17. yao ming has already condemned the separatists so hong kong lost.

  18. The Houston Rocket's and the NBA should be apologizing to the American public for bowing down to China.

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