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Dan Wolken: On behalf of the 327 million American citizens who generally believe that freedom is good and authoritarian regimes are less good, let me apologize to LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers.

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This is an epic smack-down. I really loved this:


U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!

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You couldn't have waited a week to send that tweet, LeBron, because it's what you believed. And whatever backlash or consequences were going to come from sending that tweet for either you or the NBA, you were willing to deal with it because you presumably believed that expressing your opinion on the matter contributed to a greater good.

But when you go that hard at our own elected officials, LeBron, it is difficult to reconcile that with the idea that China of all countries should be above reproach for anyone who works in the NBA.

And make no mistake, LeBron, that's exactly what you were suggesting on Monday when you criticized Morey for not giving any consideration to "the consequences and ramifications of the tweet" while making it clear you didn't want to discuss the substance of what he was saying.


The hypocrisy is astounding and I'm glad he's being called out for it.

#1 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-10-15 11:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Shut up and dribble, privileged fat cat.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-10-15 11:17 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

LeBron James is precisely correct. He isn't saying to ignore Chinese repression and brutality, he was speaking to the possibility of actual harm that could have befallen himself and all the players who traveled to China and could have been held or criminally charged by the Chinese government due to the ill-timed tweet of someone who WASN'T traveling to China.

As usual, Jeff completely misconstrues what should have been obvious to blind folks: While it is completely American to stand up for people all over the globe to be free, the circumstances and timing of a single person's tweet not only compromised the business of the NBA, it might have caused irreparable harm to many individuals and teams while they were in China doing the business of their employer.

His last tweet says it all:

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.
Everyone inside the NBA knows and understands the difference between the USA and the Chinese regime with its leader for life. The players did not sign up to be freedom ambassadors, they're simply professional basketball players. They did not deserve to be thrown into a political crisis not of their making.

That too is an all American position: One citizen's rights should not compromise the safety and security of other citizen's wholly without their consent or assent.

LeBron hit the nail on its head: The comment (if indeed it was necessary by an NBA team executive) could have waited until the players had finished their business in China and returned to American soil, period.

#3 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-10-15 11:41 AM | Reply

James is a wealthy communist coddler, like many "progressive" fatcats, including much of corporate America--Nike, Apple, Google, etc.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-10-15 11:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hey Nulli, aren't you supposedly a wealthy, privileged fat cat, having changed the music industry?

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-15 12:25 PM | Reply

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.

This is a hilarious ... such a pathetic double standard.

Millions of Muslims being detained in China before they went over there .... did they care?..

Gay rights are worse than the US....becore they went over there ... did they care ?
en.wikipedia.org

And the NBA won't play on SouthCarolina ....
But China no problem, the NBA knew the issues before they went over there, spare me, and if not then they were horribly misinformed about China, Why? $$$$$$$$

Now they complain because some one tweeted something favorable for Hong Kong protesters. "Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong."

GTFO ....

#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-10-15 12:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Check your privilege, LeBron.

#7 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-10-15 12:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The players did not sign up to be freedom ambassadors

Yet, Lebron has taken it upon himself to enter into the political fray as it pertains to our POTUS.

He (and you) can't have it both ways.

And the NBA won't play on SouthCarolina ....
But China no problem, the NBA knew the issues before they went over there, spare me, and if not then they were horribly misinformed about China, Why? $$$$$$$$

EXACTLY - They boycott South Carolina but cozy up with China.

What say you about that, Tony?

#8 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-10-15 01:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sheltered athlete with a minimal high school education. His BB court IQ is high. Actuality? He has no clue.

#9 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-10-15 01:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

NBA Now Requiring All Players To Stand For Chinese National Anthem

NEW YORK, NY--In an effort to salvage its relationship with China, the NBA is now requiring all players to stand for the Chinese national anthem at the beginning of every game.

The official song of the People's Republic of China, "March of the Volunteers," will be played at the start of all professional basketball games, whether at home or abroad. All players, fans, coaches, and employees will be required to stand and solemnly sing lyrics including the following:

Millions of but one heart we run towards the Communist tomorrow!
Build our homeland, guard our homeland, and fight gallantly.
March on! March on! March on!
We, for tens of thousands of generations to come,
Hold high the Flag of Mao Zedong, march on!

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-10-15 01:57 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

LeBron calls some guy "uneducated," then says he "doesn't want to get into a sentence feud with" him.

Wtf

#11 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-10-15 01:57 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

What say you about that, Tony?

I said all that needs to be said. LeBron didn't cozy up to China. He was concerned that China might throw him and the other players in jail for something someone else said from the protection and comfort of the US while he was THERE, IN CHINA, where THEY MAKE THE LAWS regardless of how we feel about them.

I guess I should have realized long ago that it is impossible to get conservatives to understand multi-faceted issues inside their binary world visions.

LeBron's concern was the physical safety of the players in China and his comments of criticism directed toward the Houston executive expressed just that.

Only political tools want to imply that his stance had anything to do with being sympathetic with Chinese atrocities and dehumanizing conduct.

The best analogy is this: Why haven't the CEO's and boards of all the US-based companies that do business in China publicly expressed their disgust with China's heavy-handed oppression toward the Hong Kong freedom movement and threatened to stop doing business with China unless they change their own internal policies?

Answer THAT question please. The reason is obvious: in the case of closed societies with limited open market economic principles, business and politics are not usually mixed by foreign private companies for obvious reasons.

#12 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-10-15 02:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

CalPERS is Heavily Invested in Chinese Companies

As NBA frets over PRoC, Yu Ben Meng bets big with dollars from America's largest pension fund

californiaglobe.com

#13 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-10-15 02:15 PM | Reply

"I really loved this"

good grief

Get a Life Already!

#14 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-10-15 02:16 PM | Reply

LeBron's concern was the physical safety of the players in China and his comments of criticism directed toward the Houston executive expressed just that.

Which is a pretty dumb concern. There was NO way the Chinese government was going to do anything to high-profile US athletes over a somewhat innocuous tweet from the owner of a team these athletes didn't even play for.

Only political tools want to imply that his stance had anything to do with being sympathetic with Chinese atrocities and dehumanizing conduct.

They boycott Carolina over a bathroom bill and cozy up to China. They refuse to visit the WH because they don't like the current occupant and cozy up to China. There is no gaslighting the obvious with that, no matter how hard you try.

#15 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-10-15 02:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The best analogy is this: Why haven't the CEO's and boards of all the US-based companies that do business in China publicly expressed their disgust with China's heavy-handed oppression toward the Hong Kong freedom movement and threatened to stop doing business with China unless they change their own internal policies?

I call them out as well. Having said that, which of those CEO's and boards have refused to do business in Carolina over a bathroom policy?

Like I said, you can't have it both ways.

#16 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-10-15 02:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

---- China. ---- South Carolina. ---- all totalitarians.

#17 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-10-15 03:07 PM | Reply

Lebron James's tweet to Trump from 2017 seems to have really chapped Dan Wolken's hide.

Like all conservatives, he's been holding on to this grudge, letting it boil and fester.

Thankfully for Dan Wolken, God has provided this exact moment for his sweet sweet revenge.

Yes Lebron, what China is doing is wrong and your tweet was stupid, self serving, shortsighted, a bit gross.

I hope Dan Wolken, and everyone else who was angered by Lebron's tweet snubbing Trump, feels better now.

#18 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-10-15 03:10 PM | Reply

"When you see something that's unjust or you see something that's wrong... I feel like my voice can be heard and speak volumes, especially coming from a point of sports..."

--LeBeijing James

#19 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-10-15 03:25 PM | Reply

everyone else who was angered by Lebron's tweet snubbing Trump, feels better now.

#18 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

I know I do.

#20 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-10-15 03:36 PM | Reply

Gdammit! Fall in line with white selective racism group think.

#21 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-10-15 03:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Meanwhile, as the usual "honest discussion" know-it-alls play Safe Space Thread, Russian mercenaries now occupy an American base hastily deserted by US forces, and are using video of the retreat for their own propaganda

but hey

jeffyj and the rest of the asshat crew now "feels better"

#22 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-10-15 04:16 PM | Reply

---- South Carolina. ---- all totalitarians.

#17 | Posted by moder8

---- you, then, M8.

#23 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-10-15 04:20 PM | Reply

"jeffyj and the rest of the asshat crew now "feels better"

#22 | POSTED BY CHIEFTUTMOSES "

Enlist and help. Or STFU. That's the advice your proggie ilk gave the right who supported Bush's war.

I wish the DR was a double standard free zone.

I agree with anyone who wants to pull our troops out of that hellhole. Let them blow each other up. Let Russia be the big cop and get bogged down in that mire. Who cares?

#24 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-15 04:21 PM | Reply

^ wrong thread. Sorry.

#25 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-15 04:21 PM | Reply

remember when you couldn't turn around without some "conservative" asshat waiving a purple finger and declaring "Democracy Brings Peace" repeatedly as if chanting it would make it true

yup,
well now it's a "Hell Hole" to these same people apparently. A "hell hole" built with 2 trillion American dollars and "conservative" policy

convenient

#26 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-10-15 04:29 PM | Reply

There was NO way the Chinese government was going to do anything to high-profile US athletes over a somewhat innocuous tweet from the owner of a team these athletes didn't even play for.

That isn't the issue. Perhaps you and stupid Andrea should shack up together. I truly can't believe how ignorantly oblivious you people really are.

First, it wasn't just the tweet that put the players in danger. The Chinese government cancelled planned activities of the NBA players and placed them all in the position of being asked questions about the tweet. The Chinese government through proxy was the sole entity that protected the players while they were in China.

THAT is what placed them in danger because it is against the law in China to offer support to what they see as a seditious movement!

The Chinese government often uses the "subversion of state power" and "protection of state secrets" clauses in their law system to imprison those who criticize the government.
WTF is so difficult to understand about that reality? If the players had defended the sentiment behind the tweet they would have violated Chinese law and possibly subjected themselves to arrest.

So you think pro players have nothing to worry about while in China? Have you already forgotten what just happened a year ago? The point being that US basketball players broke Chinese law and where jailed for doing so. You really think that China wouldn't love to flex its muscles and show the world that they will not allow hi-profile foreigners to break their laws by impugning their government?

While in China, LeBron James and the players were there as employees of the NBA, not as American citizens just traveling for pleasure. As with any global corporation, controversial issues are the purview of ownership, not the hired help, which is why Adam Silver was the only NBA representative who spoke on the topic while the players were in China.

The fact is that Houston's Morey, who made the tweet in question, has since backtracked incessantly, trying unsuccessfully to distance his personal views from his professional employers. No corporation would allow an employee's freedom of speech to jeopardize a billion plus dollars of business no matter how right from a human rights perspective the employee inarguably was.

China is a repressive, closed society that does not allow their citizens the rights we often take for granted. Freedom isn't always free and neither are all types of critical speech. Morey has found that out the hard way. The timing of his tweet put the players and league into a jeopardy that wouldn't have existed had the tweet been posted AFTER the players returned. This is what LeBron criticized, not the fact that Morey supported the freedom movement.

#27 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-10-15 04:38 PM | Reply

"On behalf of the 327 million American citizens who generally believe that freedom is good and authoritarian regimes are less good"

In point of fact, the Deplorables should not be counted among that 327 million.

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-15 05:12 PM | Reply

"Brutally called out?"

By a bunch of false equivalence?

Please. The right is so desperate to "own" someone that they consider anything a "brutal takedown." Like how they take anything Ben Shapiro says and write an article claiming that he "OWNS -------- with FACTS and LOGIC." Truly pathetic.

#29 | Posted by JOE at 2019-10-15 05:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"They boycott Carolina over a bathroom bill and cozy up to China. They refuse to visit the WH because they don't like the current occupant and cozy up to China."

There is a very simple explanation which I don't think you'll like:

Boycotting NC is good for the NBA.
Snubbing Trump is good for the NBA.
Playing in China is good for the NBA.

The NBA doesn't care about NC, Trump, China, or LeBron. That's not their concern. The NBA does what is good for the NBA.

#30 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-15 05:27 PM | Reply

James is a wealthy communist coddler, like many "progressive" fatcats, including much of corporate America--Nike, Apple, Google, etc.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian

Tell us more putin lover.

#31 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-10-15 05:27 PM | Reply

Capitalism Coddles Communism

Might as well be tattooed on Nullifidian's forehead.
The best part is that he thinks it's not Capitalism that's the problem.
It's individual Capitalists, in search of maximizing profits. That's the problem. Playing by the rules of Capitalism is the problem.

#32 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-15 05:34 PM | Reply

"I wish the DR was a double standard free zone."

#Metoo!

We wouldn't have to suffer thru ~75% of your posts.

#33 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-10-15 05:47 PM | Reply

I like how the "conservative" defenders of capitalism are apocalyptic over an organization being good capitalists

You know, cause money.

It's almost as if these people have no "convictions" other than what serves political expediency

#34 | Posted by Chieftutmoses at 2019-10-15 06:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

China was not about to throw any NBA players into prison.
Morey was right and had right to criticize how China was handling HK protesters.
James is in over his head.

#35 | Posted by Docman at 2019-10-15 07:49 PM | Reply

China was not about to throw any NBA players into prison.

LiAngelo Ball, UCLA Teammates Could Face Chinese Jail Time
Would you bet your freedom on it and openly violate Chinese law while in China?

#36 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-10-15 08:23 PM | Reply

#36 Tonyroma.
Ball got busted shoplifting.
NBA players never jeopardized as Morey commented about protesters.

#37 | Posted by Docman at 2019-10-15 08:31 PM | Reply

#37

China jails people who support separatists. This is what communist regimes do.

It's impossible to claim that China ignores human rights and then say that they won't jail foreigners who criticize them for violating human rights.

The point is that China jailed US basketball players who broke their laws. See #27, The Chinese government often uses the "subversion of state power" and "protection of state secrets" clauses in their law system to imprison those who criticize the government..

I'm showing you that China WILL imprison US lawbreakers and you cannot deny that they do because it's right there in front of your eyes.

Again, would YOU (if you had a huge international media presence covering your statements) place your own freedom in jeopardy by criticizing China while staying in China? If not, why should NBA players?

#38 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-10-15 08:44 PM | Reply

Just a sec... so why do the righties feel that for some reason boycotting targeting transgender people in South Caroline (in the United States) somehow means that they have to also boycott suppression of democracy in Hong Kong???

How are those even related?

Appeal to Hypocrisy much? The logical fallacies are strong in this one (this thread).

#39 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-10-15 09:04 PM | Reply

Following his initial comments on Morey's tweet on Monday evening, James took to Twitter to clarify his comments and "clear up the confusion." He tweeted, "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," before adding how tough a situation the Lakers found themselves in during their visit to China and saying that people need to understand "what a tweet or statement can do to others."

James reiterated Tuesday that he will address issues he is passionate and knowledgeable about.

www.espn.com

Which is exactly what I've said in each post.

James was not criticizing the substance of the tweet, he was critical of "the consequences and ramifications of the tweet" and "what a tweet or statement can do to others" as it related to the players having to answer to the controversy while they stayed in China, subject to however China would react to their presence and statements in the tweet's aftermath.

#40 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-10-15 09:08 PM | Reply

And BTW... unlike apparently most of you (except for maybe Tony) I HAVE been to China. As an American, I felt VERY claustrophobic (I guess that is the best term for it) because you can feel the government oppression around you. I found myself censoring what I was saying out in public and found that very disturbing.

So, yes... I can relate to how he must have felt, and can only imagine the concern that he might have felt in that situation. Whether or not he was "justified" in feeling that... it is unlikely that China would actually do anything to pro athletes. But, you never know. And your perspective is probably a little different when you are there, under the control of a foreign authoritarian regime, as opposed to monday morning quarterbacking sitting behind your computer screen.

#41 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-10-15 09:18 PM | Reply

Tony -- does your union know you carry Mao's water? I'm sure it's not part of your job description.

#42 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-10-15 09:27 PM | Reply

#38.Tobyroma.
Lets not waver from James condemning Morey comments. James was never in any danger.
Never. None of the players were in jeopardy.
I'm 63 retired engineer. Just a nobody.
To your point. No way I criticize China policies while traveling in China.

#43 | Posted by Docman at 2019-10-15 09:33 PM | Reply

Lets not waver from James condemning Morey comments. James was never in any danger.
Never. None of the players were in jeopardy.

Read posts 40 and 41. You couldn't be more wrong. The players were indeed in danger if they'd done or said anything else the Chinese government felt violated their laws.

You're missing the point. Of course NBA players (without direct evidence of doing something blatantly criminal) are not going to be jailed in China for political dissent. But they could be arrested and have to spend some time in Chinese custody where human rights are a joke. You know that they'd play with the players psychologically, probably not physically, but they'd mess with them just because they could.

James didn't condemn Morey's tweet, Morey's team's owner condemned Morey's tweet trying to save millions of dollars and the special reputation Houston had in China because of Yao Ming.

None of this happens in a vacuum. The most important Chinese athlete in history broke off ties with his old team because of Morey's tweet. The dominos still haven't stopped falling from ongoing repercussions of Morey's tweet.

LeBron was speaking to having been caught up in the tsunami waves of Morey's earthquake-causing tweet, something LeBron had nothing to do with. Morey should have thought that his tweet might set off a chain of events that reverberated to the other side of the globe. Morey obviously didn't and said so in later tweets.

#44 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-10-15 09:47 PM | Reply

Docman,

Was the tobyroma on purpose?

I'm hoping not. I've given you no reason to disrespect me for having a different viewpoint than you.

I'd appreciate an answer only because I want to be sure it was an innocent mistake.

#45 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-10-15 09:49 PM | Reply

Wow. Lets agree on this.
James is most interested in saving the golden goose that is the NBA, now moving into China.
I think James is wrong here and you dont.

#46 | Posted by Docman at 2019-10-15 09:52 PM | Reply

Tony,

I'm guessing it was a mistake. He called you Tony a few comments up.

#47 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-10-15 09:52 PM | Reply

#45. Typo. No disrespect.

#48 | Posted by Docman at 2019-10-15 09:53 PM | Reply

NP

Agreed.

#49 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-10-15 09:56 PM | Reply

I've never seen tobyroma in over 15 years.

But I also didn't notice that the b and n key are right next to each other on the keyboard.

I'm the king of fat fingering even though my fingers aren't fat, lol.

#50 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-10-15 09:59 PM | Reply

As an aside to all this.
I most probably have bit more James provenance than all here. Lived in Cleveland suburb and saw james play high school ball. Attended 50+ Cavs games in last 12 years. We lived in Brecksville and my sons and friends would hang out on James street to see him after games,,until the Bath, Ohio cops scared them off.
Loved him while in Cleveland and hated him when he left for south beach. Welcomed him back and had tears in my eyes when Cavs won title. Joined 1.5 million fans for championship parade downtown Cleveland.
Very cool experience.

#51 | Posted by Docman at 2019-10-15 10:10 PM | Reply

#51

Then you'll appreciate this: Inside LeBron James' and Adam Silver's make-or-break moments in China

#52 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-10-15 10:26 PM | Reply

I did read that.
Silver and the boys see 1 billion fan market.
NBA will have to walk skinny tightrope and play by Chinese rules in they want to succee in China.

#53 | Posted by Docman at 2019-10-15 10:44 PM | Reply

I was in China last year. I was warned to never talk about the three T's.
Tiananmen , Taiwan and Tibet.

China is a totalitarian state. I talked a number of expats and they all said you did not want to upset the party and the party is always listening.

Lots of Chinese are very nationalistic and may want to punish those supporting treason. Getting into a fight with the child of a party member will get you thrown in jail and then deported.

I feel sad for HKers, they are doomed, but I wouldn't say that while people I know are in China.

#54 | Posted by bored at 2019-10-15 11:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Nationalism is mind poison

#55 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-10-16 04:56 AM | Reply

This is a hilarious ... such a pathetic double standard.
Millions of Muslims being detained in China before they went over there .... did they care?..
Gay rights are worse than the US....becore they went over there ... did they care ?
en.wikipedia.org
And the NBA won't play on SouthCarolina ....
But China no problem, the NBA knew the issues before they went over there, spare me, and if not then they were horribly misinformed about China, Why? $$$$$$$$
Now they complain because some one tweeted something favorable for Hong Kong protesters. "Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong."
GTFO ....
#6 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Lebron is wrong, but your argument is deeply flawed. Its ludicrous to compare issues in the US with any other country. Americans can dictate policy and change in their country, not onto others. This is probably what the NBA is thinking. China policy belongs to them. We have enough to concentrate in our nation.

No, Lebron is wrong, firstly for calling a GM misinformed or uneducated, or whatever he said. Really? Morey doesn't know what's going on in China? Bad choice of words to say least. More importantly, Lebron fails to support peaceful demonstrators in Hong Kong that only want to help their lives. We all must support Hong Kong against the totalitarian regime in Beijing, just don't compare it with Charlotte.

He needs to retract.

#56 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2019-10-16 05:07 AM | Reply

Tough times in entertainment land. Can't film in Georgia because of abortion laws. Have to pander to brutal dictatorship because the American box office doesn't want anything except Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy.

#57 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-10-16 08:35 AM | Reply

"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."
I call --------! They are supposed to go over and make millions in a fascist country and we need to just shut up while they are doing so?
Naw, Stay out fascist countries and you would have no problems.

#58 | Posted by tknees at 2019-10-16 02:39 PM | Reply

"They are supposed to go over and make millions in a fascist country and we need to just shut up while they are doing so?"

If McDonald's sent an American McDonald's crew to China for a demonstration of how a McDonald's works, would you be mad a the fry cook for making $7.25 in a fascist country?

LeBron does what he's told. Just like a fry cook.

You're angry at the wrong person.

#59 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-16 02:42 PM | Reply

Furthermore, this BS excuse you NBA bootlickers are giving him about, "how that tweet put them in danger, so we have to not do those tweets while they are in this country" does not fly. They(NBA and the players) damn well knew what China was like with their own people. Tough luck when they get caught up in their greed. Next stop for the NBA North Korea where they can expect the rest of us to just shut up while they safely(if we shut up) travel around that country?

#60 | Posted by tknees at 2019-10-16 02:50 PM | Reply

LeBron does what he's told. Just like a fry cook.

#59 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2019-10-16 02:42 PM | FLAG:

Maybe he should try taking a knee. I hear that's popular lol.

#61 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-10-17 08:13 AM | Reply

Oh wait, I had forgotten, Jay-Z told us the time for taking knees has ended, it's time for action!

#62 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-10-17 09:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hey Hey Hey don't be down on my man LeBron... He's tired of working in the fields and is trying to move up to the big house...

Ass is Ass... makes no difference if it's white or yellow... you gots to kiss it... smile and show them that your their boy...

#63 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-10-17 01:54 PM | Reply

The reason is obvious: in the case of closed societies with limited open market economic principles, business and politics are not usually mixed by foreign private companies for obvious reasons.
#12 | Posted by tonyroma

Avarice.

Cowardice.

Hypocrisy.

#64 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-10-17 03:37 PM | Reply

"LeBron does what he's told. Just like a fry cook.
#59 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Maybe he should try taking a knee. I hear that's popular lol.
#61 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG"

What's your point, Sitz?

#65 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-17 03:55 PM | Reply

"Avarice.
Cowardice.
Hypocrisy."

Or, as economists call it, Capitalism.

#66 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-17 03:56 PM | Reply

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