While Chang was in charge the league opened the largest NBA Store outside of North America in Beijing
The NBA and USA Basketball are still considering playing in China later this year, though the complexities of both the political rift caused by a tweet last fall and the ongoing health concerns in the world’s most populous country are making those plans seem decidedly uncertain.
NBA: Shaquille O'Neal backs Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey over Hong Kong pro-democracy tweet
NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal gave his support to Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey on Tuesday, saying the executive "was right" in his comments that ignited a furore between the NBA and China.
NBA 2019-20: Brooklyn Nets' clash with Toronto Raptors draws Hong Kong protest backers as NBA-China row simmers
Several hundred people clad in T-shirts that read "Stand with Hong Kong" chanted slogans in support of the protesters from the Barclays Center stands during the Nets' pre-season showdown against the Toronto Raptors, the reigning champions.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday the league has suffered substantial losses following its dispute with China.
NBA 2019-20: LeBron James blames Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey's 'misinformed' tweet for league's standoff with China
LeBron James' remarks are the most direct so far by a high-profile NBA figure in a controversy that has raised questions about the league's future in China and sparked US accusations that Beijing was trying to regulate speech in other countries.
The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 91-77 on Saturday to conclude a pre-season China tour that leaves behind big questions over the future of a key market worth billions of dollars to the NBA.
Despite the controversy surrounding the NBA, the teams have been embraced by Chinese fans at the first game on Thursday in Shanghai, also won by Brooklyn, and game two Saturday in the southern city of Shenzhen near Hong Kong
NBA 2019-20: Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr shrugs off criticism from US President Donald Trump
"Wow, has the office sunken low," Steve Kerr said of his reaction to Trump's remarks, saying he would like to see a "mature unifier from either party to sit in that chair and try to restore some dignity to the Oval Office again."
NBA: Stephen Curry cautious, Charles Barkley blasts 'idiots, fools' in ongoing row in China amid more protests
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is taking a wait-and-see attitude about the NBA's future with China.
What led to the standoff between China and the NBA? What has the fallout been? Why have stars like James Harden apologised? Why does China matter so much to the NBA? Why hasn't NBA apologised to China or forced Houston Rockets to fire Morey? Firstpost Explains:
Despite ongoing backlash from Chinese fans, NBA likely to retain status as most popular basketball league in China
NBA commissioner Adam Silver admitted this week the league had already suffered 'fairly dramatic consequences' from the tweet by Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.
'Hong Kong riots are like 9/11': Chinese State media accuses NBA of endorsing violence, lacking respect for China
Chinese state media on Wednesday accused the U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) of endorsing violence and peddling a 'secessionist pipe dream' in an escalating row over comments by a team official in support of protests in Hong Kong.
NBA: Pascal Siakam powers reigning champions Toronto Raptors to pre-season victory against under-fire Houston Rockets
Pascal Siakam, the 2019 Most Improved Player, scored 24 points for the Raptors as Serge Ibaka added 18 and guard Fred VanVleet contributed 16
NBA won't apologise for Houston Rockets official's pro-Hong Kong tweet, says league commissioner Adam Silver
The tweet posted Friday has provoked an international firestorm, with China suspending broadcasts of NBA exhibition matches on its state broadcaster and sponsors cutting ties with the Rockets
CCTV to suspend broadcast of NBA China Games over Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey's pro-democracy tweet
CCTV it would "immediately suspend" plans to broadcast a pair of NBA pre-season exhibition games being staged in China this week as the fallout grew over an NBA's executive's tweet in support of protesters in Hong Kong.
NBA, Brooklyn Nets abruptly cancel Shanghai media event as furore over pro-democracy tweet from Rockets GM rages
The NBA and Brooklyn Nets abruptly cancelled a media event in Shanghai on Tuesday as the American basketball league struggles with a public relations crisis sparked by a tweet from a Houston Rockets executive backing Hong Kong democracy protesters.
NBA backs free speech after furore over Hong Kong pro-democracy tweet by Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey
The NBA initially put out statements that senior US politicians slammed as bowing to China for financial reasons. But NBA Commissioner Adam Silver insisted his organisation supported the right of Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to express his opinions.
NBA: Chief Communications Officer Mike Bass's statement on Houston Rockets saga slightly altered in Chinese translation
The divergent language in the NBA's Chinese Weibo statement appears to be an effort to assuage people in China who have expressed outrage over Morey's initial tweet
Brooklyn Nets' owner Joseph Tsai condemns Rockets manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of Hong Kong 'pro-democracy' protests
Tsai, whose Nets play exhibition games against the Los Angeles Lakers in Shanghai on Thursday and in Shenzhen two days later, said 'the Chinese psyche has heavy baggage' when it comes to territorial threats