NBA commissioner addresses China controversy

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Published on October 8, 2019 - Duration: 00:49s

NBA commissioner addresses China controversy

The NBA commissioner is responding to the league's controversy with China.

Tilman Fertitta, who also owns the Golden Nuggest in Las Vegas and the Rockets, is also responding.

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NBA commissioner addresses China controversy

THE N-B-A COMMISSIONER ISRESPONDING TO THE LEAGUE'SCONTROVERSY WITH CHINA.WHILE SPEAKING TO REPORTERSAHEAD OF A GAME IN JAPAN, ADAMSILVER SAID THE LEAGUE DOES NOTAPOLOGIZE FOR HOUSTON ROCKETGENEARL MANAGER DARYL MOREY'STWEET.BUT SILVER DOES UNDERSTAND THATFREEDOM OF SPEECH HASCONSEQUENCES.THE CONTROVERSY STARTED OVERTHE WEEKEND WHEN MOREY VOICEDHIS SUPPORT FOR ANTI-GOVERNMENTPROTESTORS IN HONG KONGTWEETING OUT "FIGHT FORFREEDOM...STAND WITH HONG KONG." THISUPSET CHINA-- LEADING THEIRBASKETBALL ASSOCIATION TO CUTTIES WITH THE TEAM.THE STATE TELEVISION STATIONALSO SAYS IT WILL STOP AIRINGTHE ROCKETS' GAMES.ROCKETS' OWNER TILMAN FERTITTA-- WHO ALSO OWNS THE GOLDENNUGGET IN LAS VEGAS - HAS ALSOWEIGHED IN.HE TWEETED THAT MOREY DOESNOT SPEAK FOR THE HOUSTONROCKETS.AS HOUSE DEMOCRATS FIRE OFFMORE SUBPOENAS-- THE WHITEHOUSE IS FINALIZING

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