Rockets GM under fire for tweets on Hong Kong

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October 7, 2019 - 10:11 AM

James Harden on Feb. 4 2019 in Phoenix, Ariz. CHRISTIAN PEDERSON/GETTY IMAGES

BEIJING (AP) — The NBA statement originally made in English had a different twist when it came out in Chinese.

The NBA said today on its official Chinese social media account that it was “extremely disappointed” by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s “inappropriate” tweet about Hong Kong, which “severely hurt the feelings of Chinese fans.”

The Chinese-language post on the Twitter-like Weibo microblogging platform differed from the original statement in English by Chief Communications Officer Mike Bass.

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