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

U.S. 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 ...

NBA complicit in slave labor under Chinese Communist Party continues

U.S. 12/16/20, 16:46

Despite the strong evidence of slave labor under the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Xinjiang and other parts of China, the NBA prefers to remain silent and not speak out on the issue, despite its close ties to the CCP, both because of the promising Chinese audience and because of ...

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

U.S. 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

U.S. 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, ...

NBA prevents personalization of ‘FreeHongKong’ T-shirts in support of democracy

U.S. 07/14/20, 18:02

The National Basketball Association's (NBA) online store prohibited people from ordering customizable T-shirts with the phrase 'FreeHongKong' printed on the back to support the former British colony's democracy movements. As reported by the Daily Wire, sports commentator Clay Travis posted a video on Twitter showing that when he tried to name ...

2.6 million sign petition to make Kobe Bryant new NBA logo

U.S. 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

World 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

Asia & Pacific 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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