Drudge said it best: "LeBron bows to communists."
NBA superstar LeBron James just put his financial empire ahead of the pro-democracy freedom fighters in Hong Kong who are bravely standing up to China's communist thugs. The Los Angeles Lakers all-star also threw Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, who started controversy, under the bus on Monday, saying:
"I believe [Daryl Morey] wasn’t educated on the situation at hand and he spoke. ... So many people could have been harmed, not only physically or financially, but emotionally and spiritually. Just be careful what we tweet, what we say and what we do. We do have freedom of speech, but there can be a lot of negative things that come with that too."
Morey, a graduate of Northwestern University with an MBA from MIT, certainly was "educated" on the situation in Hong Kong. It's James who has compromised principle for the sake of his burgeoning financial kingdom. (Among other things, he's a principle investor in "Blaze Pizza," which Forbes says is the fastest-growing restaurant chain ever.)
Is James worried that his burgeoning empire could be "harmed" if we dare to stand up to communist China, whose leaders are determined to crush freedom in Hong Kong? Later, LeBron even doubled down and implied that there would and should be recourse against any NBA player who spoke up against China.
(Yet, LeBron wasn't very "careful what we tweet" when he tweeted "U Bum" at President Trump!)
While LeBron James is turning his back on freedom, Hong Kong protestors are proudly waving OUR FLAG in the streets and singing OUR ANTHEM!
+ + WILL YOU STAND WITH HONG KONG TODAY?
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For liberty and limited government,
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"As an independent, liberty-loving, patriotic American, I stand with the Hong Kong freedom fighters. They have honored us by singing our national anthem and waving our flag during their protests for autonomy from China. I choose to honor their bravery and resolve by signing the national "Stand With Hong Kong" petition. I urge you, a duly elected member of Congress, to take immediate action to use the power and influence of the U.S. government to urge leaders in Beijing to loosen restrictions, relinquish control and increase freedom in Hong Kong."