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Westbrook warms up

Jae C. Hong, AP

Posted at Oct 08 2019 09:58 PM

Westbrook warms up

Russell Westbrook warms up a few moments before his new team, the Houston Rockets, face the Toronto Raptors in a preseason game in Saitama, Japan on Tuesday. Several Houston Rockets sponsors and partners in China said they would stop broadcasting its games after the team’s general manager Daryl Morey posted a since-deleted tweet supporting Hong Kong protesters. China Central Television, the state broadcaster, has gone a step further and said it would stop broadcasting all NBA preseason games after NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended Morey’s freedom of expression.