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NBA's row with China pitches freedom of speech against finance

Other sports may take advantage of basketball league controversy

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When Daryl Morey, general manager of the Houston Rockets basketball team, tweeted just over a week ago in support of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, little could he have expected that his seven-word message might become the most expensive tweet in the history of the business of sport.

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