Lebron Says GM Morey’s Pro-Hong Kong Tweet ‘Uneducated’
In the event you were curious as to where NBA superstar Lebron James stands on yet another political issue, the verdict on the China/NBA drama is in. Lebron said he feels Houston Rockets’ General Manager Daryl Morey “wasn’t educated” when he posted a Tweet siding with Hong Kong.
“I don’t want to get into a [verbal] feud with Daryl Morey, but I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at hand, and he spoke,” James said before the Los Angeles Lakers played the Golden State Warriors in a preseason game at Staples Center. “And so many people could have been harmed not only financially, physically, emotionally, spiritually. So just be careful what we tweet and say and we do, even though, yes, we do have freedom of speech, but there can be a lot of negative that comes with that, too.”
And there is more.
“I believe he was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation, and if he was, then so be it,” James said. “I have no idea, but that is just my belief. Because when you say things or do things, if you are doing it and you know the people that can be affected by it and the families and individuals and everyone that can be affected by it, sometimes things can be changed as well. And also social media is not always the proper way to go about things as well, but that’s just my belief.”
Morey’s pro-Hong Kong tweet on Oct. 4 sent the NBA and nation into more tense relations with China. Lebron’s clarified position easy relatively easy math to solve. Lebron feels that Morey’s support of Hong Kong is “uneducated.” Lebron supports China and his pocketbook and his narcissism over freedom. He sponsors an oppressive nation that murders and pillages its own people. He’s so anti-Trump and pro-Lebron that he can’t condemn Muslim genocide and organ harvesting.
But what will the fallout really be?
What will The Coca-Cola Company and Nike do in the wake of Lebron’s support for Totalitarianism? Ask yourself this, had a white player supported Trump, would Nike keep them on?
But fear not, Lebron and the rest of the millionaire NBA players are the true victims in all of this, not the families of Chinese citizens who’s organs were harvested.
My team and this league just went through a difficult week. I think people need to understand what a tweet or statement can do to others. And I believe nobody stopped and considered what would happen. Could have waited a week to send it.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 15, 2019
Lebron’s clarified position starkly contrast a great many others who do still support freedom. He’s being torched on social media. But what will his fallout really be? Consequently, we can predict almost zero. No brand will be bold enough to challenge one of our nation’s most acclaimed social justice warriors.
— jacob aranda (@jaranda77) October 15, 2019
Author: Jim Satney
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