NBA superstar LeBron James and other popular basketball players often claim to be educated on the issues in society, and aren’t afraid to be strong social justice advocates. But the same social justice warriors who claim to speak truth to power, are silent when the money talks. On Monday, LeBron James denounced Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey for criticizing China’s censorship on free speech.
Daryl Morey sent a since-deleted tweet on October 4th that expressed support for Hong Kong, where protests have been going on, critical of communist China’s stifling of freedom. The timing was particularly bad financially for the NBA, who had international preseason games in China that upcoming week, which included the Los Angeles Lakers, Lebron’s team.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver got on his knees begging for China’s mercy after the tweet, as the Chinese regime cut business ties with the Houston Rockets and turned its anger toward the NBA. Silver didn’t defend Morey and said his words were “regrettable.” The NBA didn’t want to lose precious money.
LeBron James spoke Monday on the debacle, claiming that Morey, “wasn’t educated” criticizing China. “So many people could have been harmed, not only financially, but physically, emotionally, spiritually, so, just be careful what we tweet, what we say, what we do,” said LeBron.
Lebron has been a strong supporter of disgraced former NFL player Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick is a vocal critic of the United States and was made famous for starting the anthem kneeling movement. Between defending China and supporting the blatant disrespect of Old Glory, one can only question his respect for America.
LeBron wishes critics of China would just shut up and dribble. All this free speech is giving him and the NBA a hassle, because it means less dollars in their pocket from communist China. In 2018, James tweeted that “Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere.”Apparently this isn’t the case when money talks.
The same athletes who, when they win a championship refuse to visit the White House because Trump is president, are the same ones who bend to China when their wallets are threatened. The left is full of America hating, social justice warriors who are obvious hypocrites. Americans United for Values stands for the flag and all it embodies. If you stand for free speech, sign up for Americans United for Values updates today!