NBA signs million-dollar deal with Chinese Communist Party, senator demands contract details

Basketball 03/06/21, 13:03

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), is questioning the National Basketball Association's (NBA) controversial new reported deal with Chinese Communist Party-controlled Chinese state television (CCTV). Blackburn is the latest official to raise formal concerns about the league's relationship with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In a two-page letter sent to NBA Commissioner Adam ...

African American pastors target NBA and Nike for supporting Black Lives Matter

China 09/04/20, 19:41

A well-known African American pastor in Detroit, the Rev. Marlin Reid, is partnering with different churches to jointly condemn Nike, the NBA, and other multinational corporations for supporting the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement while benefiting economically from slave labor under the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The accusation is based on ...

Human rights violations denounced at NBA youth training schools in China

Basketball 07/30/20, 18:12

The NBA's youth training schools in China are reportedly a hotbed of students' physical abuse and mistreatment. Youth who enroll in NBA academies in China are physically beaten by their instructors and not provided with proper education; an ESPN report released Wednesday said. According to Fox News, the report said the academies, ...

2.6 million sign petition to make Kobe Bryant new NBA logo

Basketball 01/29/20, 13:31

A petition to make Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash, the official NBA logo has become the first change.org petition to reach 1 million signatures by 2020. Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, and Usher have all backed the move, which had earned 2.6 million signatures, well ...

NBA says Chinese wanted Morey’s firing; China denies claim

China 10/18/19, 08:34

The rift between the NBA and China appeared to widen again Friday, as the fallout over Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong continued. A day after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Morey fired, a spokesman for China's foreign ministry ...

LeBron James no longer King James for Hong Kong protesters

World 10/15/19, 13:39

When the ball smashed into a photo of LeBron James' face stuck above the hoop and dropped into the basket, the Hong Kong protesters cheered. They also trampled on jerseys bearing his name and gathered in a semicircle to watch one burn. James' standing among basketball fans in Hong Kong took a ...

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