LeBron James and Lakers Canceled Appearances and Lost Endorsements in China

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Published on October 17, 2019 - Duration: 01:09s

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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