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Fans of NBA could feel impact of China trade wars

Sep 16, 2019 - Associated Press Financial Wire
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NEW YORK (AP) - That LeBron James jersey could get a little more expensive.

Companies that make clothing and shoes for the National Basketball Association players are in the crosshairs of President Donald Trump's escalating China trade wars.

So, the question is, will American fans of sports stars like Los Angeles Lakers' James be willing to pay higher prices for the gear?

The stakes are high as U.S. sales from sports licensed merchandise including NBA items rang up $21 billion ...