A Hong Kong protester waves a banner supporting NBA team executive Daryl Morey, whose tweet supporting the protest movement drew an immediate rebuke from China, imperiling the league's lucrative business in the country.
A groundbreaking game four decades ago in Beijing gave the NBA a toehold in basketball-crazy China. Over the intervening years, the league has tapped a gold mine in the country worth billions of dollars in TV rights and endorsements. The importance to the NBA of maintaining its Chinese operations became...
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