NBA season gets underway without CCTV coverage in China

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to pass to Anthony Davis #3 after a screen, as Patrick Patterson #54 and Maurice Harkless #8 of the LA Clippers defend (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

State broadcaster CCTV did not show the opening games of the 2019-20 NBA season amid the ongoing strained relationship between China and the North American basketball league