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There may be a bit of a truce forming between the NBA and some aspects of the China controversy.
Chinese technology company Tencent, the NBA’s exclusive digital partner in the country, quietly returned a pair of preseason games to streaming status. They did, however, leave most other games — including those of the Houston Rockets — blocked off.
Tencent quietly puts two pre-season games from play-by-play back to video-streaming status.
Houston Rockets still "behind the bars".
— Yu Fu (@YuFuTroy)
It doesn’t look like a total thaw in relations, but it’s something after suspending broadcasting earlier in the preseason. There may still be high demand for NBA content in China despite the controversy, and that could factor into the decision.
'We love China': Rockets' Harden 'sorry' over GM's Hong Kong tweet
Houston Rockets star James Harden on Monday apologised to China over a tweet by the team's general manager backing Hong Kong's democracy protests that cost the franchise TV exposure and sponsorship in the lucrative Chinese market. The team and the NBA were forced into defensive mode as China's state broadcaster said it was yanking Rockets games from the air and sponsors abandoned them. The controversy quickly spread across the Pacific, as commentators and even a presidential candidate rounded on the league for kowtowing to authoritarian Beijing.
It doesn’t completely solve the NBA’s issues with the Chinese government. It also wouldn’t do anything to fix the controversy they face at home and.
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