16
Sep
2020

LeBron James: NBA vs China heats up, as James distances himself

first_img LIVE TV Last Updated: 17th October, 2019 12:31 IST LeBron James: NBA Vs China Heats Up, As James Distances Himself LeBron James distances himself from NBA-China rift as his first comment receives further backlash, insisting he wants to focus on the game before the season. FOLLOW US Also read | Column: Clumsy Words Tarnish The LeBron BrandCrux of the issueHouston Rockets’ Morey supported the protestors in Hong Kong on Twitter, which sparked a major controversy between the NBA and China. NBA did try to remedy the situation by stating Morey speaks only for him and not the league but it seemed to not have much effect as Chinese media and the authorities haven’t taken the news lightly. All 11 of the NBA’s official Chinese partners have suspended ties with the league since. Chinese state-run broadcast network CCTV also opted out broadcasting both the games between Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers this week.Also read | Dream11: Warriors Vs LA Lakers Preview And Predicted Line-upsJames, who was in China with the Lakers, told the reporters he believed Morey was “misinformed” and “not educated” on the topic. James’ statement came off as even more off-putting, even as he tried to clarify he was just referring to Morey not being aware of the ramifications of his tweet. It led to a further backlash in both the US and Hong Kong. Supporters in Hong Kong also burned his jersey to portray their displeasure. Protestors also accused the star of being guilty of double standards, stating ‘black people’s lives matter, so do the lives of Hong Kong’s people.’Also read | Dream11: HOU Vs SAS Team News, Line-ups And Game PredictionsJames later commented on the matter again insisting he’d like to speak on it for the last time as he would prefer to focus on the game and the upcoming season. He also added that he is hoping that the rift between the NBA and China will subside for good, thereby distancing himself from the issue.Also read | Dream11: Philadelphia 76ers Take On The Detroit Pistons In Pre-season WE RECOMMEND Written By The escalating rift between the NBA and China took another hit after Lakers’ forward LeBron James added his thoughts on the issue. James received massive heat for his comment stating Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey was misinformed when he tweeted in support for freedom of Hong Kong. He has since distanced himself from the issue stating he’d rather like to focus on the game and the upcoming season. 10 months ago NBA legend Larry Bird is the inspiration behind the Twitter logo COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 17th October, 2019 12:31 IST 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 10 months ago LeBron James reaction to Morey’s tweet draws extreme reactions Sujay Chakraborty 10 months ago LeBron James says Morey was ‘poorly informed’ on NBA-China dispute WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago NBA: Lakers romp to victory over Warriors in pre-season clash 10 months ago Dream11: HOU vs SAS team news, line-ups and game predictionslast_img

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *