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Friday October 18th, 2019 morning edition

image for Adam Silver says Chinese government asked NBA to fire Daryl Morey

As the fallout from the controversy between the NBA and China continues, commissioner Adam Silver addressed how the Chinese government responded to Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet.

"We were being asked to fire him, by the Chinese government, by the parties we dealt with in government and business.

There's no chance we'll even discipline him," Silver said at the TIME 100 Health Summit on Thursday.

He added: "We wanted to make an absolutely clear statement that the values of the NBA, these American values—we are an American business—travel with us wherever we go.

The Chinese basketball federation also canceled upcoming G League exhibition games between teams affiliated with the Rockets and Mavericks.

However, many people interpreted the statement as the NBA saying it found the content in Morey's tweet "regrettable."

When asked if the NBA was willing to accept the possible financial losses that come with supporting Morey, Silver said it's already started. »

Chicago teachers picket across the city on first day of strike

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In Chicago and elsewhere, teachers have emphasized the need to help underfunded schools, framing their demands as a call for social justice.

Teachers protest during a rally on the first day of a teacher strike in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., October 17, 2019.

The strike comes seven years after 29,000 Chicago teachers walked out for seven days over teacher evaluations and hiring practices. »

'The Batman' Casts Paul Dano as The Riddler

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Filmmaker Matt Reeves has found his Riddler for The Batman.

Paul Dano has signed on as the classic villain, Warner Bros. announced Thursday.

Jonah Hill was at one point eyeing a role as either The Riddler or The Penguin, but the deal did not come to fruition. »

Bleacher Report auf Twitter: "Adam Silver on Daryl Morey: "We were being asked to fire him by the Chinese government. … We said there’s no chance that’s happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipl

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