Lebron James has long been a star of the left, but is he falling from grace? He has campaigned for Hillary Clinton in 2016 appearing at events with her. He’s also been an outspoken critic of President Trump on many occasions. He has spoken out on Trump’s election victory, immigration and others.
Now, I will be the first to admit that I do not follow the NBA. I feel it has lost its relevance as a sport in the US for years. I do find this James situation interesting however. James, speaking about a managers tweet regarding Hong Kong, stated that the tweet was a result of the person being “misinformed.”
I don’t believe this is a case of the person was misinformed, but rather James being uneducated. First, the events in Hong Kong are troubling. China is starting to take a tough stance on the matter. The Chinese President threatened protestors with crushed bodies and shattered bones recently.
Did James understand the threats that the protesters were facing? Probably not. James lives his cushy lifestyle without having to worry about facing threats such as these from his government. It is no doubt tough making nearly $40 million to play a game while others are just fighting for freedoms.
Yet, James talks about how tough the week was for him and his teammates. The league struggled this week, according to James.
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
Again, James does not understand the meaning of the situation or the words struggle. None of us understand the struggle of living in communist China. Everyone should be supporting these protestors fighting for freedom. Everyone should be calling for China to back off. If James thinks his week was tough, he should live a week in their shoes.
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