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October 16, 2019 2 min read 0 Comments

Media and the internet have put Lebron James on blast for making a glaring hypocrite out of himself by his comments regarding China.

Houston Rockets GM Dary Morey made a comment that kicked off this whole affair, a genuine show of support for the protesters in Hong Kong demanding democratic freedom. If you're not caught up on the whole Hong Kong affair, that's a whole other story in itself, but shortly after Morey made his stand for freedom China escalated the issue and threatened to end their relationship with the NBA in its entirety. 

After a flurry of official responses for the NBA indicating that Morey did not represent them, Lebron weighed in saying Morey didn't know what he was talking about. 


Apparently, the injustice, Chinese government approved beatings and police violence against unarmed civilians in Hong Kong does not qualify as "injustice." At least where Hong Kong is concerned. 

This tweet among others is what's so incensed his fans, especially after he doubled down on his previous comments concerning Morey's ignorance.


"Obviously, it's a tough situation we're all in right now. Us as an Association, us as athletes, owners, GMs, so on and so forth," LeBron said. "I think when an issue comes up, if you feel passionate about it or you feel like there's something you wanna talk about, then so be it. I also don't think that every issue should be everybody's problem as well. When things come up, there's multiple things that we haven't talked about that happen in our own country that we don't bring up."
 
Lebron's vested interest in his Space Jam 2 movie doing well in the China market and of course his Nike contract obviously call into question what's more important- his morality, or his wallet. 

It doesn't seem as though he'll be commenting any more on China, despite his very verbal stance on politics before.