LeBron James and Anthony Davis combined for 36 points. Kyrie Irving took another blow to his already fractured face. Those stories hardly mattered Thursday in Shanghai.
The developing controversy between the NBA and China didn’t prohibit the Lakers and Nets from playing Thursday’s preseason game at Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena (which the Nets won, 114-11, for what it’s worth), but by no means is the league’s sticky situation dying down.
Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s since-deleted tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong from last Friday raised the ire of China, and the fallout has been nonstop since.
Here’s a rundown of the latest updates:
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