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NBA Issues Apology After Reporter’s Mic Was Taken Away When Asking Players About Hong Kong

Written by Nate

This week, sports outlets sent out a memo saying that everyone, including reporters, should refrain from talking about politics and the recent protests in China, and ‘focus on basketball.’ 

However during a press conference with Houston Rockets All-Star players Russell Westbrook and James Harden, CNN reporter Christina Macfarlane asked a question regarding the situation—only to have her microphone taken away by a team rep. 

The NBA would eventually issue an apology to MacFarlane and CNN in a tweet/email form. 

I may not be a political person and don’t like to get involved in any form, but this seems awful rich coming from a league that supports players who speak out politically. 

Not a great look, NBA. 

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