116 words [NBC Sports]Chinese state media says Adam Silver will face retribution for ‘defaming’ China 404 words Free Talk Thread 122 words [Stein] Basketball development of a different sort from China: The Li-Ning brand Way of Wade has been pushing to close a lucrative deal with new Warriors guard D'Angelo Russell to make Russell a brand ambassador, according to industry sources 123 words The China-criticism of LeBron is a thinly veiled excuse for people who were looking for an excuse to hate on athlete-activists 113 words LeBron James no longer King James for Hong Kong protesters - AP News 146 words Free Talk Thread 333 words Kerr on is he’s ever been asked about HK: “No. Nor has (America's) record of human rights abuses come up either... People in China didn't ask me about, you know, people owning AR-15s and mowing each other down in a mall." 157 words [Translation] A more moderate analysis from a Chinese NBA fan 307 words It is absurd to me that the NBA removed the All Star game for Charlotte for the bathroom issue (which is a real issue) but plays multiple games in China which imprisons millions while stealing their organs 159 words Tilman Fertitta, in response to Daryl Morey tweeting in support of Hong Kong: "[email protected] does NOT speak for the @HoustonRockets. Our presence in Tokyo is all about the promotion of the @NBA internationally and we are NOT a political organization." 167 words [McMenamin] Anthony Davis on Coach Frank Vogel after first Laker practice: "He's a defensive coach and wants to have a defensive mindset. We're going to be a defensive team. We made sure we covered a lot of defensive schemes today." 157 words [The Jump] Zach Lowe: "Giannis did his job. Eric Bledsoe did not do his job and the second best player on their team in that series was Malcolm Brogdon. Ownership did not do their job retaining him and he's on another team now..." 117 words [serious] people that were fortunate enough to be around then: what was the bulls dynasty like? 136 words Scottie Pippen says Harden needs to pass the torch to Russ, allow Russ as a PG to lead the Rockets. Says Harden will still get his opportunities, lead the league in PPG and will be effective in different ways now. 184 words How many MVPs do you think Harden should have? 144 words [Youngmisuk] Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer took one step closer to building a new arena for the team by investing $100 million in the city of Inglewood. Previous highest community benefits investment is $18 million by the Golden State Warriors to San Francisco. 135 words Which NBA fans bug people the most? NBA Teams and the percentage of sports fans that find them most annoying. 138 words John Ireland on Kobe's work ethic 160 words Larry Bird's response to a rookie Reggie Miller trying to get in his head while Bird was at the FT line: "Rook, I am the best f*cking shooter in the league. In the league, understand? And you're up here trying to f*cking tell me something?" Bird stared down Miller after nailing both free throws. 103 words Add Dwight Howard to this current Rockets team; Are they now favorites to win the championship?