As most NBA fans know by now, it all started with an image Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted on Oct. 4 to show support for protesters in Hong Kong.
The Rockets, who drafted former NBA and Chinese player Yao Ming, are the most popular U.S. team in China.
As the teams crossed 15 time zones and the Pacific date line, the reaction to Morey's tweet continued to escalate.
"We had zero knowledge of it before we took off," LeBron James said of the backlash.
"We started to kind of get a sense of what was kind of happening," James said Monday.
His question was related to Morey -- and the commissioner's handling of the Rockets' GM.
Morey is waiting to see if he truly weathered the storm or if his job could still be on the line. »