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12:30  10 october  2019
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  Workers forced to re-sand floors for NBA game in China after sponsors pulled out The NBA decided to hold its ground and continue with its scheduled preseason game between the Lakers and Nets in Shanghai on Thursday, but some significant adjustments had to be made before the ball tipped off. © Photo by Liu Jianmin/VCG via Getty ImagesDespite the Chinese government canceling all media availability and refusing to show the game on national television, NBA commissioner Adam Silver chose to proceed with the Lakers-Nets game. That meant corporate sponsor logos had to be removed and covered up, and ESPN’s Rachel Nichols noted that the court itself had to be sanded down and repainted in spots prior to the game.

The NBA commissioner, Adam Silver , is scrambling to appease sponsors and broadcasters in China while still preserving the league’s progressive image.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday attempted to clarify the league’s stance toward China , saying in a statement the NBA will not censor players or team executives who have views on human-rights issues. The statement came one day after the league was criticized for its initial response to

The game will go on, but the players involved in it nor the commissioner of the league will be speaking before or after it happens. At least while the NBA is still in China.

Adam Silver, LeBron James standing in front of a crowd: Getty© Getty Getty

The Los Angeles Lakers will continue their preseason schedule in just a few hours, as they are set to take on the Brooklyn Nets at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. However, unlike your usual NBA basketball game, we will not be hearing from the participants in Thursday's preseason matchup. The NBA, according to multiple reports on the scene in Shanghai, will not speak to the media. The Chinese government cancelled both NBA Cares events scheduled for earlier this week.

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Chinese state media on Wednesday accused the U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference before the NBA preseason basketball The comment, which was quickly deleted, sparked anger in China , and broadcasters

“Given the fluidity of the situation, today’s media availability has been postponed,” the league said. By nightfall Wednesday in China , which is 12 hours The teams are also supposed to play Saturday in Shenzhen. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver met with players from both the Nets and Lakers on

So, unlike the NBA's two games in Japan which featured press conferences from commissioner Adam Silver, this one will have no media access at all. This is obviously to avoid potential questions to LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and others about the NBA's current situation in China that was sparked by Rockets GM Daryl Morey's tweet of support for protestors in Hong Kong.

While the game will not be televised nationally in China, the game is set to be carried in the United States on NBA TV at 4:30 a.m. PDT.

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Adam Silver said he is still going to China for preseason NBA games, but Chinese TV said it will not Vivo had been a sponsor for the Lakers-Nets games in China . Silver is going to Shanghai on But Silver said the league "will not put itself in a position of regulating what players , employees and

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