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Chinese Basketball Association, Tencent, Weibo To Stop Working With Rockets Over Tweet

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The Chinese Basketball Association, headed by Yao Ming, has announced that the league will stop working with the Houston Rockets over a tweet sent by Daryl Morey voicing support for protestors in Hong Kong.

Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter, announced that they were suspending ties with the Rockets.

Tencent Sport is suspending all broadcasts of Rockets games in China. Tencent signed a $1.5 billion streaming deal over the summer with the league.

Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta distanced the team from any political speech.



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