Game five of the NBA Finals will be the first NBA game to broadcast on Chinese state TV since October 2019.
According to Sham Charania, China’s ban on the broadcasting of games on state TV has been lifted for game five of the Finals between the Heat and Lakers at 9:00 EST Friday night. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
After a one-year suspension that began last October, China’s CCTV says it will resume showing the NBA with Game 5 of the Finals tonight.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 9, 2020
Following Morey’s pro-freedom stance, China refused to broadcast games in the country. Morey’s pro-Hong Kong stance set off a firestorm in the NBA, and several players in the league seemingly chose to side with the communist dictatorship over human rights for the people oppressed by the Chinese government.
I’m glad to see the Chinese dictatorship and the NBA are finally working together again! It’s a match made