The aftermath of Rockets GM Daryl Morey's tweet included torn-down banners, scrapped events and major fallout for the NBA, its stars and its commissioner.
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During a meeting with NBA commissioner Adam Silver, several players from the Nets and Lakers voiced frustration about being in the middle of the dispute between the league and China, sources told ESPN.
After a long week in China, where the NBA's burgeoning business was tested nearly to its breaking point, the Nets and Lakers are heading home after their preseason games ended without incident.
Kyrie Irving will not play in Saturday's preseason game between the Nets and Lakers after aggravating his facial injury.
The NBA will not be holding media availability for the rest of the Lakers' and Nets' trip to China, citing the "complicated and unprecedented situation" the teams are in.
Nets guard Kyrie Irving left the game against the Lakers after one minute because he aggravated a facial injury he suffered before training camp.
The NBA game in China between the Lakers and Nets was played Thursday, but there was no media availability of any kind for either team.
Brooklyn's Kevin Durant said younger players "don't remember the Knicks being good" and the franchise shouldn't rely on past glory anymore when it comes to getting big-name free agents.
The NBA's Western Conference may end up looking like one of those cartoon scenes where a bunch of characters get into a long, bruising skirmish,...
In a precautionary move, Nets point guard Kyrie Irving missed the first day of training camp and will wear a protective mask when he does return after suffering a facial fracture.