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China’s State TV Network Cancels All NBA Broadcasts

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  1. AnthonyB
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    Well, this is a bummer. I was hoping this would blow over, but Silver's statements seem like the final nail in the coffin. I'm a bit surprised that nba.com hasn't been blocked (yet). Maybe that's...

    Well, this is a bummer. I was hoping this would blow over, but Silver's statements seem like the final nail in the coffin. I'm a bit surprised that nba.com hasn't been blocked (yet). Maybe that's a sign for hope. We'll see how that evolves over the next few days.

    ~24 hr edit: I've been checking China's NBA website, which is still up and running. Still no update on this story since Silver's second statement, and no information about televising games.

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  2. skybrian
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    This is looking like a messy breakup. Everyone will have to pick a side. It's tough for people caught in the middle.

    This is looking like a messy breakup. Everyone will have to pick a side. It's tough for people caught in the middle.

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    CrampedQuadrature
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    Gotta love how China overreacts to everything in the Xi-era.

    Gotta love how China overreacts to everything in the Xi-era.

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    1. JXM
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      I don't think it's a knee-jerk overreaction as much as it is China showing how much power they have over companies.

      I don't think it's a knee-jerk overreaction as much as it is China showing how much power they have over companies.