James also said he s always been welcomed with open arms by china where the lakers played two preseason games against the nets last week. Lebron s reference was to rockets general manager daryl morey triggering this mess earlier this month with a now deleted tweet that supported hong kong anti government protesters against china.
James remained just as silent when former cleveland cavaliers teammate ira newbie drafted a letter in 2007 to condemn china for condemning the sudanese government during a genocide in darfur.
Lebron james china what happened. But that may be about to change. Michael jordan had his infamous republicans buy sneakers too moment and now lebron james has been accused of letting his wallet do the talking on the nba s china issue. The biggest scandal in the league s history has just dropped and it s directly connected to human rights abuses in china.
Lebron james anthony davis dwight howard and the rest of the lakers have taken the floor at the mercedes benz arena in shanghai to play an nba game despite protesters at the venue. I ve been to china probably 15 to 20 times to have. Lebron james reacts during a preseason game at the.
James was immediately criticized for his remarks which seemed to echo the notion that what was happening between china and hong kong was complicated as opposed to a very basic resistance of. Lebron james spoke monday night for the first time about the situation between the nba and china that escalated really quickly after rockets gm daryl morey tweeted his support for the people of. The lakers star has taken uncommon heat for reflecting a common position in the league.
James has just returned from the nba s tense trip to china where teams played exhibition games but many player appearances were canceled owing to the controversy over morey s statement which was. It s a situation many including james saw as inevitable. Lebron james for example has been allowed to continually not answer questions about china s abuses even as he proclaims himself a leader in the anti racist movement.