Where does the relationship between the NBA and the Chinese government stand now? Adam Silver: We don’t have a direct relationship with the government. Our games continue to be distributed on what is a private streaming service there called Tencent. But I think that taking our games [temporarily] off China Central Television has sent a very clear signal to Chinese citizens from the Chinese government that we are being disfavored at this time. And we are continuing to do what we do. And certainly, for Chinese citizens who watch our games, whatever messages are on our floor, whatever messages are on our jerseys, are seen by them. And certainly our players who choose to speak out on the issues important to them, whatever those issues are, will be heard around the world.
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Michael Singer: Michael Malone on if coaching Jokic adds pressure: “I look at it as a blessing. How many guys have the opp. to coach a great player, a high character person, on & off the court, a guy that every day when he comes to the facility, is in a good mood. There’s not many superstars.”