Many people have criticized LeBron James for his recent comments regarding the NBA situation in China. The NBA was criticized last week when Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey showed support to Hong Kong’s pro-Democracy protesters.
China was not happy with the tweets and decided to break off their partnership with the Rockets. Since the incident happened, the NBA’s been looking to repair the situation and LeBron has added what he thinks about the situation.
James said people should be careful of what they tweet because “a lot of negative” can come with free speech. Considering James is a prominent activist, many are saying he’s putting money over morals. His words have also reached Hong Kong protesters who’ve decided to burn James’ jerseys in the street.
Some NBA fans in Hong Kong are burning LeBron James jerseys, after he commented on the Houston Rockets GM’s tweet that supported protesters.
James said people should be careful what they tweet because “a lot of negative” can come with free speech. pic.twitter.com/PXHd2mIpvF
— AJ+ (@ajplus) October 15, 2019
Protesters in Hong Kong burn LeBron jerseys https://t.co/mvv0eOVDCT pic.twitter.com/on77e9ORgK
— ESPN Los Angeles (@ESPNLosAngeles) October 15, 2019