The NBA Learns the High Cost of Doing Business in China

A year after falling afoul of the Chinese Communist Party for a Hong Kong support tweet, the NBA is finally back in China. What have we learned?

Game 2 of 2019 NBA Finals. 2 June 2019. (photo: Chensiyuan)

A little over a year ago, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey, tweeted his support for democracy efforts in Hong Kong. NBA executives could scarcely have predicted the firestorm which would ensue.

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