The NBA has released an official statement regarding the controversy that surrounds Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey.

This is of course, in relation to Morey's now-deleted tweet about his support for the ongoing Hong Kong protests, which didn't sit well with a lot of Chinese NBA fans. Morey decided to delete his post after Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta responded, saying that the Rockets GM doesn't speak for the franchise in general.

Still, China has decided to cut its NBA-related ties with the Rockets because of the issue.

Last week, the Rockets faced one of the best teams in the Chinese Basketball Association, the Shanghai Sharks. Houston won convincingly behind James Harden's triple-double, and things were going really well until Morey decided to post the controversial tweet.

Although it is unclear at this point if the Rockets will fire Morey, Fertitta recently liked some fans' comments on Instagram, saying that he should fire their general manager.

Morey has done a great job in turning the Rockets into a championship contender. He was successful in trading for Russell Westbrook in the offseason, a move that has given Houston another All-Star guard in his prime to play alongside former NBA MVP James Harden. The team will once again attempt to win the NBA championship this season.

This is a developing story and updates are expected to be released within the next couple hours. Follow ClutchPoints to be updated on the latest news about this incident.