1. NBA postpones media sessions in Shanghai amid China rift  INQUIRER.net
  2. Kyrie Irving, playing with face fracture, leaves Nets-Lakers early  ESPN Philippines
  3. Chinese companies cut ties with NBA over tweet supporting Hong Kong protests  Yahoo News
  4. Lakers-Nets will go on in China 'as of now': report  ABS-CBN News
  5. NBA game in China played with some restrictions  ESPN Philippines
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the rift between the league and Chinese officials continued in ways that clearly suggested the two planned games in Shanghai and Shenzhen were anything but guaranteed.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the rift between the league and Chinese officials continued in ways that clearly suggested the two planned games in Shanghai and Shenzhen were anything but guaranteed.

NBA postpones media sessions in Shanghai amid China rift | Inquirer Sports

LeBron James scored 20 points - including 16 in the first half - but the Los Angeles Lakers fell to a 114-111 loss to the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai on Thursday.LeBron James scored 20 points - including 16 in the first half - but the Los Angeles Lakers fell to a 114-111 loss to the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai on Thursday.

LeBron James scores 20 points in Los Angeles Lakers' narrow loss to Brooklyn Nets in China | Basketball News | Sky Sports

The Nets and Lakers finally got to play basketball on Thursday night in Shanghai. Brooklyn came away with the win, but lost two starters early In the end, it was David Nwaba, the former Laker, who...The Nets and Lakers finally got to play basketball on Thursday night in Shanghai. Brooklyn came away with the win, but lost two starters early In the end, it was David Nwaba, the former Laker, who...

Nets win the game ... but lose two starters ... in Shanghai - NetsDaily

“The latest from Shanghai - players are getting frustrated, and no one knows if Thursday's Lakers-Nets game is really going to happen. https://t.co/qsH7lCG97x”

Rachel Nichols on Twitter: "The latest from Shanghai - players are getting frustrated, and no one knows if Thursday's Lakers-Nets game is really going to happen.… https://t.co/R55wCgkQI5"

“As of now, all indications are that the Lakers/Nets game in China on Thursday will go on as scheduled, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.”

Shams Charania on Twitter: "As of now, all indications are that the Lakers/Nets game in China on Thursday will go on as scheduled, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium."

“No corporate logos on the floor tonight - I’m told that after several sponsors pulled out, workers had to re-sand the floors because the original logos had been painted on.”

Rachel Nichols on Twitter: "No corporate logos on the floor tonight - I’m told that after several sponsors pulled out, workers had to re-sand the floors because the original logos had been painted on.… https://t.co/vJUVZlrGJH"

“The Lakers & Nets will address the media in Shanghai 4 hours from now. Since the NBA touched down in China, 2 NBA Cares events have been canceled by the Chinese government, several Chinese celebrities have backed out of appearances around the games as have corp. sponsors.”

Dave McMenamin on Twitter: "The Lakers & Nets will address the media in Shanghai 4 hours from now. Since the NBA touched down in China, 2 NBA Cares events have been canceled by the Chinese government, several Chinese celebrities have backed out of appearances around the games as have corp. sponsors."

The NBA will play in China, but they will not be speaking.

Media availability for players and Adam Silver in China cancelled

Kevin Durant, discussing his free agent decision, said he could have helped any team.Kevin Durant, discussing his free agent decision, said he could have helped any team.

Kevin Durant on choosing the Nets: Warriors 'an older group'

The game will, apparently, still go on. It will be interesting to see how many people show up.

Shanghai cancels NBA fan events, tears down advertisements for Thursday’s game – Shanghaiist

The game will, apparently, still go on. It will be interesting to see how many people show up.

Shanghai cancels NBA fan events, tears down advertisements for Thursday’s game – Shanghaiist

In response to the NBA defending Daryl Morey’s freedom of speech, Chinese officials took it away from the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets.In response to the NBA defending Daryl Morey’s freedom of speech, Chinese officials took it away from the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets.

All media events before, after Lakers-Nets in Shanghai cancelled | ABS-CBN Sports

In response to the NBA defending Daryl Morey's freedom of speech, Chinese officials took it away from the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets.In response to the NBA defending Daryl Morey's freedom of speech, Chinese officials took it away from the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets.

NBA game in China played with some restrictions

A Houston Rockets fan was arrested in China for posting a photo of himself ready to burn his country’s flag.

Chinese Houston Rockets supporter arrested | Eurohoops

Fans swarm stadium despite online calls to boycott event over a tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.Fans swarm stadium despite online calls to boycott event over a tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.

While Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was showered with applause during Thursday's preseason game in Shanghai, Rockets GM Daryl Morey became the target of angry fans.While Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was showered with applause during Thursday's preseason game in Shanghai, Rockets GM Daryl Morey became the target of angry fans.

LeBron James is showered with applause in Shanghai ahead of Lakers-Nets exhibition | Daily Mail Online

The Nets and Lakers took to the floor Thursday night in Shanghai, bringing the NBA to life with all the trappings of a U.S. game for a capacity crowd of some 18,000 at Mercedes-Benz Arena.The Nets and Lakers took to the floor Thursday night in Shanghai, bringing the NBA to life with all the trappings of a U.S. game for a capacity crowd of some 18,000 at Mercedes-Benz Arena.

Nets hold off Lakers as NBA gets finally gets its game on in China

In an unprecedented move, the Chinese government reportedly mandated that neither players nor NBA Commissioner Adam Silver could address the media.In an unprecedented move, the Chinese government reportedly mandated that neither players nor NBA Commissioner Adam Silver could address the media.

The Game Goes On (Under Constrained Conditions): Nets Beat Lakers In China; Kyrie Irving Re-Injures Face

We have that and more in Thursday’s NBA newsletter.We have that and more in Thursday’s NBA newsletter.

There’s an NBA game happening in China, but why? - SBNation.com

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving worked out with Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant at Mamba Sports Academy heading into 2019-20 NBA season.Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving worked out with Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant at Mamba Sports Academy heading into 2019-20 NBA season.

Lakers Video: Kyrie Irving Working Out With Kobe Bryant At Mamba Sports Academy

Uncertainty looms over Thursday's NBA preseason game between the Nets and Lakers. Multiple events to be held in China have already been cancelled.Uncertainty looms over Thursday's NBA preseason game between the Nets and Lakers. Multiple events to be held in China have already been cancelled.

Uncertainty Over NBA Preseason Games In China | SLAM