The NBA preseason talk continues to be about China.  

Following a Brooklyn Nets preseason game Friday that saw two groups of protesters wearing T-shirts that read “Stand with Hong Kong,” guard Kyrie Irving met with reporters and talked for the first time about his thoughts on last week’s tense trip to China.

Barclays Center security removed some of the signs, one protester told ESPN, but the protesters were not asked to leave the arena.

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Irving specifically addressed what transpired in a closed-door meeting between players and NBA commissioner Adam Silver on Oct. 9 in Shanghai, saying he intended to keep private what he said in the meeting.

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