LeBron chose the wrong side, and now he’s crossed the American line.
Professional sports just can’t catch a break. Following the NFL’s leading, the NBA is driving a wedge between Americans and their sport.
The league made a huge mistake for apologizing to China for standing up for Hong Kong citizens’ freedoms. Now they’re paying for it with both China and American fans pulling support for not making any real stand.
Then there’s LeBron James, the face of the NBA. He came out in support of China and belittled the coach who stood up for freedom in Hong King.
And last night, he went even further in a shocking display.
The NBA was understandably excited to start its season and get away from the China controversy that had embroiled the league over the past couple weeks.
However, even more controversy ensued on Tuesday night and on into Wednesday as video surfaced showing LeBron James walking off the court and screaming while the national anthem played.
LeBron disrespecting the Anthem?!? Oh no pic.twitter.com/3Gev5Dh24x
— Mickstape (@MickstapeShow) October 23, 2019
You saw that right. “King James” disrespected our National Anthem by shouting over it.
Honestly, there are plenty of moments when a player can shout and rile up the crowd. But not when they are paying respects to the flag.
This is the same man who is ignoring the oppression of the Hong Kong people and defends China.
The same man who stands quietly for the Chinese anthem.
But he can’t stay quiet for two minutes to respect America?
Hey LeBron, you’re American! You got to be the most famous basketball player of your generation because you live in this wonderful, free country.
Do you think you could have done that in China? Umm…. Nope.
Why don’t you show a little bit of respect, before more fans leave the sport?
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