The tension between the NBA and China has continued to mount since Rockets general manager Daryl Morey weighed in on protests taking place in Hong Kong via Twitter, and league commissioner Adam Silver appears to have stirred the pot even more.

Silver said there was "no chance" the NBA would discipline Morey for his since-deleted tweet Friday after China reportedly requested his firing. But Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Friday that no such demand was made.