Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal expressed his support for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey. Morey wrote a tweet supporting protesters in Hong Kong. According to Business Insider, this created tension between the NBA and China. O’Neal said: “One of our best values here in America is free speech.” “If people don’t understand that, that’s something they have to deal with.” He then defended Morey’s right to “speak up about injustices.”
Steve Kerr Says Klay Thompson Will Likely Miss Entire Season . The Warriors coach broke the disappointing news during a recent interview with NBC Sports Bay Area. . It's unlikely that he's going to play this year. So we have to understand that. , Steve Kerr, via NBC Sports. Thompson tore his left ACL during Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in June. . The Golden State guard had surgery to repair the torn ACL on July 1. . It was previously reported that Thompson would be out at least through the All-Star break in February. . You have to look at it realistically. I had an ACL [tear] in college, and I missed a whole season. Generally, an ACL for a basketball player is a full-year recovery. , Steve Kerr, via NBC Sports. Thompson signed a five-year, $190 million contract this offseason to remain with the Warriors.
Kawhi Leonard began a new chapter with the Los Angeles Clippers, scoring 30 points to go with a strong bench effort in a 112-102 victory over LeBron James and the Lakers in the teams' season opener
Zion Williamson Out 6-8 Weeks After Knee Surgery . Williamson had surgery for a torn meniscus in his right knee on Monday. . Williamson will miss at least the first 20 games of the regular season. . New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry thought Williamson injured his knee on Oct. 13 against the San Antonio Spurs. . Williamson did not travel with the team for the Pelicans' final preseason game against the New York Knicks. . Williamson averaged 23.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and shot 71.4% in four preseason games. . The former Duke forward was drafted by the Pelicans with the No. 1 overall pick in June's NBA Draft. . We have a deep team. We'll hold it down as best we can without him. Obviously we need him back and hopefully he takes his time and recovers fully. , JJ Redick, Pelicans guard, via statement
California prosecutors say they won't charge Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri for shoving a sheriff's deputy after the NBA championship-winning game in Oakland last June
Chinese state media says NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will face 'retribution' after saying Beijing wanted him to fire Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey. Fansided host Mark Carman explains why he thinks China is bluffing.
NBA Passes Zero-Tolerance Policy for Abusive Fan Behavior . The NBA is changing its code of conduct for the 2019-2020 season. . We've added any sexist language or LGBTQ language, any denigrating language in that way, anything that is non-basketball-related. , Jerome Pickett, NBA executive vice president, via statement. So 'your mother' comments, talking about your family ... anything non-basketball-related ... we will go and pull a fan out of the seat and investigate what happened. , Jerome Pickett, via statement. The new policy is in reaction to a number of high-profile altercations between players and fans last season. . Russell Westbrook and DeMarcus Cousins were the subjects of racial taunts in Salt Lake City and Boston. . Kyle Lowry was shoved by Mark Stevens, a minority partner of the Golden State Warriors' ownership group. . Stevens was banned from conducting any team business for one year by the NBA
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