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Chinese Fans Miffed at NBA, But Not Enough to Skip a Game

Thousands of Chinese basketball fans cheered on the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets at an NBA exhibition game in the city of Shenzhen on Saturday night – but some warned the organization to stay out of politics.

Daryl Morey, general manager of another team, the Houston Rockets, voiced support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong in a tweet last week, prompting Chinese sponsors and partners to cut ties with the NBA.

China is estimated to be worth more than $4 billion for the NBA, so the stakes are high.

Outside the arena on Saturday, some protesters waved Chinese flags and others held read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com