Lakers’ LeBron James on NBA’s China controversy: “I don’t want to get into a … feud with Daryl Morey but I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at hand and he spoke.” pic.twitter.com/KKrMNU0dKR— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) October 15, 2019
Last night, under cover of darkness, Lebron did the most self-unaware, idiotic, money hungry and downright pathetic interviews of all time.
The interview is of course in response to the financial backlash the NBA has received from China due to Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s tweeting out “Fight for freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.”
Lebron tries to walk back his comments just minutes after with tweets where he essentially says the comments he made about Morey were misunderstood and this is what he really meant by it:
Let me clear up the confusion. I do not believe there was any consideration for the consequences and ramifications of the tweet. I’m not discussing the substance. Others can talk About that.— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 15, 2019
My team and this league just went through a difficult week. I think people need to understand what a tweet or statement can do to others. And I believe nobody stopped and considered what would happen. Could have waited a week to send it.— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 15, 2019
Lebron, you can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube, bro. Do you think people just forgot about or won’t see the video interview you literally just did. Or that there wouldn’t be a transcript of it? You said what you said and here it is in writing:
So, lets address it.
First, Lebron, please tell the class how educated you would like for someone to be before they give their opinion that a country should not take away its citizen’s freedoms, put millions of people, including children in labor camps, or ban people from using something as common as the internet?
For real, how educated do you have to be to support democracy in your fucked up world, Lebron? Is being a genius from MIT not enough for you? It seemed like 2018 you was smart enough to discuss the topic:
Next, lets discuss how fucking self-unaware you have to be to even talk about your team or the League having a difficult week. NBA players, especially you, are making MILLIONS of dollars playing a game for a living. You get to travel to the best places on earth, eat the best food, meet the most interesting people, live in luxury homes, etc. and you honestly have the audacity to talk about yourself and other millionaires’ difficult week in the context of people whose freedom is being taken away? Yikes.
Lastly, we can talk about how you just killed Taco Tuesday. Because there is no fucking way we can be doing Taco Tuesday now. It would just be way too awkward for you to continue to appropriate an entire culture after these comments.
Who would have thought months ago, the dude who was trying to trademark the phrase “Taco Tuesday” has now just cancelled it entirely because he didn’t like the fact that someone would support democracy? Will it be sesame chicken, fried rice and egg drop soup at Lebron’s house on Tuesdays going forward? Seems like it.