As divisive remarks by lebron james inflame the nba s already strained relations with its business partners in china the league is likely concerned that its most marketable player has for. 12 in shenzhen guangdong china.
Fox business examined lebron s financial dealings and interests with china and found that the nba superstar has both merchandising and entertainment ventures that could suffer serious consequences from a prolonged rift with the communist nation.
Lebron james relationship with china. 20 2019 2 13 pm utc. Lakers star lebron james is blaming houston rockets general manager daryl morey for hurting the nba s lucrative relationship with china. The designers of a set of giant billboards accusing lebron james of failing to speak out on chinese human rights abuses have been thwarted by a sign company hitting back at the snub by claiming his sneakers involve slave labor.
The los angeles laker star stepped into the spotlight of the now strained relationship between the nba and china with his comments on monday about morey who started the ongoing fallout with what. Lebron james has deep lucrative ties to china because of his partnership with nike which does considerable business there both as a manufacturer and apparel seller. Lebron james reacts during a preseason game at the 2019 nba global games china on oct.
Zhong zhi getty images oct. However james may not have been just been concerned about the nba losing money he may have been thinking about himself.