NBA and Tsai ‘optimistic’ over return of CCTV coverage

Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets in action against the Milwaukee Bucks (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Nets owner Joseph Tsai has expressed his desire for Chinese state broadcaster CCTV to resume its coverage of the NBA basketball league amid the continued fallout caused by a tweet sent last year by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.

The swiftly-deleted tweet, sent in October, included an image that read “Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong” in reference to the protests in the city against the role of the Chinese state in local governance.

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