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Hong Kong Protesters Burn LeBron James Jerseys After China Comments

Hong Kong Protesters Burn LeBron James Jerseys After China Feedback

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  1. I hope the “Qing James” nickname that was invented on r/nba last night sticks.

  2. Lebron: “Morey’s thinking about himself”

    WTF! HE’S DOING THE OPPOSITE, HE ALMOST GOT FIRED DEFENDING DEMOCRACY FOR HONK KONG. LEBRON’S THE ONE THINKING ONLY ABOUT HIS NBA FRIENDS AND THEIR OWN BILLIONS OF DOLLARS!

  3. “I’m so appreciative in our league of our commissioner (Adam Silver),” James continued. “He doesn’t mind us having … a real feeling and to be able to express that. It doesn’t even matter if Adam agrees with what we are saying, he at least wants to hear us out. As long as we are doing it in a very educational, non-violent way, then he’s absolutely okay with it.”

    I guess Morey wasn’t educational enough for LeBron.

  4. This is so close to self-aware:

    “We all talk about this freedom of speech. Yes, we all do have freedom of speech, but at times there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you’re not thinking about others and you’re only thinking about yourself.”

    Wonder who James was thinking about with those comments?

    Is he even aware of how it sounds to call someone uneducated and then when asked for specifics to respond with: “That’s just my belief. I don’t know. That’s my belief?”

  5. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  6. “If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values; they’re hobbies.”

  7. He legit said:

    “My team and this league just went through a difficult week.”

    Oh did you? Aww poor guy

  8. Well Lebron knows one thing is true, because he said it himself. Free speach has consequences, and it looks like he might have pissed off quite a few people with what he said.

  9. The hypocrisy of LeBron saying we have freedom of speech versus being “uneducated” about the situation in China is a dystopian nightmare.

  10. Damn it sucks seeing LBJ giving China that sloppy toppy.

  11. Funny. The man has millions upon millions, but still needs to stick up for his business interests rather than morality. Why does it always seem that those with “fuck you” money, are always so addicted to making more, rather than using it as a “fuck you”.

  12. You won’t go to the White House because of Donald Trump. But, you don’t mind going to communist China to peddle your junk to the billions in China that work for a communist dictator.

  13. China: “Just shut up and dribble…”

    LeBron: “Anything for you my Communist masters”

  14. I too am disappointed in Lebron. I had thought he was better than this.

    But money kills morals.

  15. It’s pretty funny that a high school graduate jock would make disparaging remarks about someone with an advanced degree from MIT. What a clown.

  16. He basically said that Morey didn’t think about the consequences of what he was saying and thus it’s selfish.

    That’s the whole fucking point here, if just expressing support or saying something is going to result in such a ridiculous backlash, you need to speak up now because someone is being a fascist shithead. China is swinging it’s big dick around a lot more lately and I’m glad to see so much push back. We need more people standing up for freedom, not people falling in line and shutting up for the good of the fucking team.

  17. Americans should be doing the same thing. And boycotting the NBA.

  18. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -Lebron James 2018

    “I love money above all” -Lebron James 2019

  19. Lebron: “We all talk about this freedom of speech. Yes, we all do have freedom of speech, but **at times there are ramifications for the negative** that can happen when you’re not thinking about others and you’re only thinking about yourself.”

    Hong Kong: “You know, he makes a good point!“

  20. Where I live, burning LeBron jerseys is not a new concept.

    Once a sellout always a sellout.

  21. Good. Fuck Qing James. He can go play in the CBA for Yao Ming for all I care.

  22. Strange times… watching rich Americans sell out their values to “commie” China.

  23. ove this thread – “Uneducated” in this case translates to “Daryl didn’t think about how it would affect my shoe contract;” it does not translate to “Daryl doesn’t understand geopolitics”

  24. The ironing is delicious.

  25. “That’s just my belief. I don’t know. That’s my belief. That’s all I can say. I believe he was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation”.>

    Clearly you have no education on the matter either.

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