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NBA cancels all Lakers-Nets press events in China

The National Basketball Association (NBA) said Friday it had cancelled all remaining scheduled press events for its pre-season games in China, citing the "complicated and unprecedented" controversy over Hong Kong protests and free speech.

NBA chief Silver stands firm as China backlash mounts

The National Basketball Association won't gag its personnel or apologise over a team executive's tweet that ignited a firestorm in China, commissioner Adam Silver insisted Tuesday, standing firm despite a growing backlash that imperils the…