Houston, we have a problem: what’s at stake for the NBA in the Hong Kong-China stand-off?

On October 4, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted his support for protesters in Hong Kong, who have staged anti-government demonstrations for four months.The subsequent backlash, both in China and now in the United States, has jeopardised efforts by the National Basketball Association (NBA) to expand its business in China, its most lucrative and fastest growing market outside the US, while potentially threatening its popularity in its home market.Just how much is China worth to…

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