LeBron James all NBA defense returns to defend China against Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey. LA Lakers! Your King is a hypocrite!
Future basketball hall of famer LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey “wasn’t educated” before he sent the tweet in support of anti government protesters in Hong Kong that damaged relations between China and the NBA. This the same NBA player that got mad at being told to “shut up and dribble.”
Speaking to the NBA media for the first time since Morey’s tweet on Oct. 4 set off a firestorm, LeBron James declined to comment about the politically tense situation between China and the NBA but did talk about Morey’s tweet and how it has jeopardized the relationship between China and the NBA, commissioner Adam Silver, owners, teams and players.
“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.”
When asked why he thinks Morey wasn’t properly informed about the unrest in Hong Kong before he tweeted support for protesters, James said it is “just my belief.”
“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.”
Is LeBron James a hypocrite? I see a lot of LeBron James hypocrisy here. What do you think NBA fans?