LeBron James and Lakers Canceled Appearances and Lost Endorsements in China
LeBron James and Lakers Canceled Appearances and Lost Endorsements in China .
James and the Los Angeles Lakers played two preseason games against the Brooklyn Nets in China last week.
Following a tweet by Rockets general manager Daryl Morey in support of protesters in the Hong Kong riots, .
The Chinese government canceled NBA media events and refused to broadcast NBA preseason games.
The trip to China also had business consequences for James.
A lot of individual appearances got canceled ... obviously, yes, a lot of people had some business to take care of while they were over there.
, LeBron James, via statement.
James skipped his annual China appearance earlier this summer to work on ‘Space Jam 2.’ .
Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma and Rajon Rondo all faced canceled events on the trip, according to ESPN.
Another unnamed Lakers teammate lost a $1 million endorsement as a result of the NBA's China conflict.