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China Conflict Mutes N.B.A.’s New-Season Buzz

Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here.This embryonic N.B.A. season has already given us Trae Young dribbling...

N.B.A.-China Spat Shows Sports Isn’t (and Shouldn’t Be) Just About Games

The myth of sports sticking to sports died this week, from self-inflicted wounds and a global outbreak of compromised values.In the end, it never had...

Colliding With China, the N.B.A. Retreats With a Bruised Spine

I got off a plane Sunday afternoon and checked my phone and saw a statement from the N.B.A. apologizing to China for something that Houston...

Nets Owner Joe Tsai Didn’t Seem Political. Until Now.

The owners of major American sports franchises generally do not dive headlong into geopolitical firestorms. But not many owners have the background of Joe Tsai,...

China Blows Whistle on Nationalistic Protests Against the N.B.A.

BEIJING — After three days of fanning nationalistic outrage, the Chinese government abruptly moved on Thursday to tamp down public anger at the N.B.A. as...

For the N.B.A., a Sticky Situation in China Will Linger

Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here.This was supposed to be a time when the mere mention...

Asked About N.B.A., China Spat, Trump Instead Blasts Kerr and Popovich

President Trump declined to criticize China’s handling of a free speech dispute with the N.B.A. on Wednesday, instead opting to blast two basketball coaches who...

Adam Silver Offers Defense of Daryl Morey as Chinese Companies Cut...

The main state television broadcaster in China announced Tuesday that it would not broadcast two N.B.A. preseason games scheduled for this week in Shanghai and...

‘Stand With Hong Kong’? Not When N.B.A.’s Chinese Fortune Is on...

HONG KONG — The N.B.A. is widely seen as the most permissive of the major American sports leagues when it comes to freewheeling speech, allowing...

N.B.A. Executive’s Hong Kong Tweet Starts Firestorm in China

The general manager of the N.B.A.’s Houston Rockets has touched off a firestorm in China after expressing support on Twitter for pro-democracy protesters in Hong...
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