A banner promoting the Lakers-Nets preseason game in China — featuring LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis — was torn down Wednesday … in the wake of the international crap storm sparked by the Rockets GM’s support of protesters in Hong Kong.
The teams were scheduled to play a preseason game Thursday in Shanghai … but that was before general manager Daryl Morey tweeted, “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong” … igniting an international incident that led to China basically cutting ties with the Rockets and the NBA.
The Lakers-Nets game hasn’t officially been canned … but for those Chinese fans hoping to peep Bron, AD and Kyrie on the court … the gigantic banner being ripped down ain’t a good sign.
China already canceled multiple NBA functions that were supposed to go down in Shanghai … including 2 NBA Cares events, and a game between 2 G-League squads.
NBA commish Adam Silver flew to China on Tuesday in an effort to smooth over the international incident.
Can Silver save the Lakers-Nets basketball game … stay tuned.