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LeBron’s jersey burns as rival returns fire

The King no longer reigns supreme in Hong Kong. Lakers superstar LeBron James took a hit in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, where basketball fans trampled on jerseys bearing his name after the four-time MVP waded into the NBA controversy involving the country. James touched a nerve among protesters in the former British colony for suggesting […]

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LeBron James: NBA star insists Daryl Morey ‘wasn’t educated’ over Hong Kong tweet

LeBron James has condemned Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey for his tweet supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar has finally joined the discussion on the fallout after playing a pre-season game in China. The NBA‘s highly lucrative relationship with China is now at threat after Morey supported anti-government protests in Hong Kong […]

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US freaks over LeBron’s China stance

Michael Jordan had his infamous “republicans buy sneakers too” moment — and now LeBron James has been accused of letting his wallet do the talking on the NBA’s China issue. The biggest star in American basketball has finally weighed in on a tweet from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey where he supported Hong Kong’s […]

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John Oliver ruins ESPN star on China

Any Aussie that follows American sport will be familiar with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith — but if you’ve never heard of him John Oliver is here for you. Oliver tackled the NBA’s conflict with China on a recent episode of his show Last Week Tonight. If you’re not up to speed on the issue, it’s […]

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Tacko Fall heads to G-League after inking Boston Celtics two-way deal

The Boston Celtics on Sunday switched their deal with center Tacko Fall to a two-way contract, which means the 7ft 6in rookie will spend most of the 2019-20 season in the G League. Sync NBA fixtures to your phone Sync your team's 2019-20 NBA schedule, plus NBA Saturdays and NBA Sundays, to your phone's calendar 2019-20 NBA […]

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Zion ‘a force’ in Pelicans’ preseason home opener

NEW ORLEANS — Zion Williamson had just finished another layup at the rim while dealing with contact from the Utah Jazz’s Ed Davis. The announced sold-out Smoothie King Center crowd sprang to its feet, reveling in what the New Orleans Pelicans rookie was doing in his preseason home debut. The foul was called, and Williamson […]