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N.B.A. Commissioner: China Asked Us to Fire Daryl Morey

Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here. The Chinese government asked the N.B.A. to fire a team executive who posted on social media in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, the league’s commissioner, Adam Silver, said on Thursday in his first public appearance in the United…

Nets Owner Joe Tsai Didn’t Seem Political. Until Now.

The owners of major American sports franchises generally do not dive headlong into geopolitical firestorms. But not many owners have the background of Joe Tsai, a Taiwanese-born billionaire who recently became the primary owner of the Brooklyn Nets. This weekend, Tsai surprised many when he weighed in after the N.B.A. responded to a Twitter post…

Joseph Tsai Nears Full Ownership of the Nets

Joseph Tsai, a co-founder of Alibaba, the Chinese internet giant, is closing in on a record-breaking deal to gain sole ownership of the Nets, continuing a momentous off-season for a franchise making its most significant steps toward emerging from the shadow of the neighboring Knicks. The Nets deal, valuing the team at $2.35 billion, will…