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NBA finds feet in Japan and India just as it stumbles in China

Highflying rookie Hachimura helps offset Hong Kong tweet controversy

TOKYO -- The National Basketball Association is winning and losing in Asia at the same time.

The U.S. pro league has spent decades cultivating the Chinese market, attracting hundreds of millions of fans with some help from a towering native son -- the 2.25-meter tall former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming. The future of the game in China, however, has been thrown into doubt after the general manager of those same Rockets tweeted in support of the protesters in Hong Kong.

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