Sport: 'I don't think every issue is everyone's problem': LeBron James speaks out AGAIN after sparking backlash for saying Houston Rockets GM 'wasn't educated' when he sent tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters - - PressFrom - United Kingdom
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Sport 'I don't think every issue is everyone's problem': LeBron James speaks out AGAIN after sparking backlash for saying Houston Rockets GM 'wasn't educated' when he sent tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters

05:25  16 october  2019
05:25  16 october  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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LeBron James has spoken out again after sparking anger for suggesting Houston Rockets Daryl Morey ' wasn ' t ' I don ' t think every issue is everyone ' s problem ': LeBron James LA Laker star said he didn' t think ' every issue should be everybody' s problem '. Morey sent out a since-deleted on

LeBron James weighed in on the controversy between China and the NBA on Monday, saying that Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey " wasn ' t educated " when he sent a tweet in support of protesters in Hong Kong this month.

LeBron James in a match: LeBron James has spoken out again after sparking anger for suggesting Houston Rockets Daryl Morey 'wasn't educated' when he sent a tweet in support of protesters in Hong Kong earlier this month © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited LeBron James has spoken out again after sparking anger for suggesting Houston Rockets Daryl Morey 'wasn't educated' when he sent a tweet in support of protesters in Hong Kong earlier this month

LeBron James has spoken out again after sparking anger for suggesting Houston Rockets Daryl Morey 'wasn't educated' when he sent a tweet in support of protesters in Hong Kong earlier this month. 

The Los Angeles Laker star stepped into the spotlight of the now-strained relationship between the NBA and China with his comments on Monday about Morey who started the ongoing fallout with what James derided as a 'misinformed' tweet. 

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- LeBron James is facing backlash for criticizing Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey’ s tweet supporting Hong Kong protesters that led But I believe he wasn ’ t educated on the situation at hand and he spoke . So many people could have been harmed, not only financially, but

Politicians, human rights groups and ordinary fans slammed James on social media and questioned the motivation of the outspoken superstar's comments. 

James acknowledged the criticism on Tuesday and said he expected that it would be coming. 

A basketball fan wearing Miami Heat jersey with a Lebron James mask on licking a 100 Chinese yuan bill on October 15, 2019 in Southorn Playground, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China. © Getty Images A basketball fan wearing Miami Heat jersey with a Lebron James mask on licking a 100 Chinese yuan bill on October 15, 2019 in Southorn Playground, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China.

'Obviously, it's a tough situation that we're all in right now... I think when an issue comes up, if you feel passionate about it or you feel like it's something you want to talk about, then so be it,' James said. 

'I also don't think that every issue should be everybody's problem as well.' 

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James said he believed Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey " wasn ' t educated on the situation at hand" when he expressed support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong . Back From China, LeBron James Speaks Out On NBA Controversy.

LeBron James weighed in on the controversy between China and the NBA on Monday, saying that Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey “ wasn ’ t educated ” when he sent a tweet in support of protesters in Hong Kong this month.

In his comments on Monday, James said Morey was 'not really educated on the situation' when he sent out that since-deleted October 4 tweet showing support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.

Morey's tweet of support for the protests prompted Chinese sponsors and partners to cut ties with the league and forced the NBA to answer difficult questions about free speech. 

James weighed in on the issue by telling reporters: 'We all talk about this freedom of speech. Yes, we all do have freedom of speech. But at times there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you're not thinking about others.

A poster of LeBron James portrait is pasted on a basketball backboard during an assembly in Wan Chai Southorn Playground on October 15, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. © Getty Images A poster of LeBron James portrait is pasted on a basketball backboard during an assembly in Wan Chai Southorn Playground on October 15, 2019 in Hong Kong, China.

'I don't want to get into a word or sentence feud with Daryl... But I believe he wasn't educated on the situation at hand and he spoke.'

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LeBron James weighed in on the controversy between China and the NBA on Monday, saying that Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey " wasn ' t educated " when he sent a tweet in support of protesters in Hong Morey’ s tweet of support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on Oct.

LeBron James said Houston Rockets ' general manager had no "consideration for the consequences and ramifications of the tweet " in support of the Hong Kong LeBron James says Houston Rockets ' GM was not ' educated ' on Hong Kong situation when he tweeted . Published 27 min ago.

It unleashed an immediate backlash against James, who has often spoken out on social and political matters, with some expressing dismay that this time he seemed to be more concerned about protecting his own brand and financial interests in China, where he enjoys enormous popularity.

'I've always been welcomed with open arms,' James said. 

'I've been to China probably 15 to 20 times... to have this beautiful game that we all love to be able to bring people together in the most positive way.' 

#23 LeBron James of Los Angeles Lakers in action during NBA China Games 2019 between Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets at Shenzhen Universiade Center on October 12, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. © Getty Images #23 LeBron James of Los Angeles Lakers in action during NBA China Games 2019 between Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets at Shenzhen Universiade Center on October 12, 2019 in Shenzhen, China.

Protesters in Hong Kong on Tuesday trampled on James' jerseys, burning one, and threw basketballs at a photo of the four-time NBA MVP - a global sports icon whose image has taken a clear hit.

Among James' comments Monday night, his first publicly shared thoughts on the matter: 'So many people could have been harmed, not only financially but emotionally, physically and spiritually' by Morey's tweet.

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(Reuters) – LeBron James weighed in on the controversy between China and the NBA on Monday, saying that Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey “ wasn ’ t educated ” when he sent a tweet in But at times there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you’re not thinking

(Reuters) - LeBron James weighed in on the controversy between China and the NBA on Monday, saying that Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey " wasn ' t educated " when he sent a tweet in support of Morey' s tweet of support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on Oct.

That fanned the fallout fire, including from U.S. lawmakers who said they believed the NBA's primary goal had been to protect the league's massive financial interest when it comes to its relationship with China instead of more vigorously defending Morey's right to free speech.

Daryl Morey wearing a suit and tie: Houston Rockets' general manager, Daryl Morey, apologized for the now-deleted tweet in support of the Hong Kong protests © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Houston Rockets' general manager, Daryl Morey, apologized for the now-deleted tweet in support of the Hong Kong protests

Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, a frequent critic of James, tweeted both Monday night and again Tuesday morning about the NBA star's comments, accusing him of 'kowtowing to Communist China.' The office of Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska also tweeted at James, saying 'you're parroting communist propaganda.'

Morey has not apologized, and has not said anything publicly since two tweets on October 6 attempting to clarify his thinking.

At a media availability on Tuesday, several Rockets players and coach Mike D'Antoni declined to say much of anything about James' comments.

'I haven't seen it,' Rockets star guard James Harden told reporters.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Houston Rockets' general manager, Daryl Morey, apologized on Monday for the tweet he swiftly deleted over the weekend that included an image of the activists' rally cry: 'Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Houston Rockets' general manager, Daryl Morey, apologized on Monday for the tweet he swiftly deleted over the weekend that included an image of the activists' rally cry: 'Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong'

Rockets center Tyson Chandler, who was James' teammate on the Lakers last season, also passed on expressing an opinion.

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LeBron James is FINALLY talking about the Daryl Morey tweet that sparked an international Chinese officials essentially blackballed the Houston Rockets immediately -- taking down signage But now LeBron is back in the U. S . and he ' s calling out Morey for what LeBron is describing as a

NEW YORK, Oct 15 — LeBron James weighed in on the controversy between China and the NBA yesterday, saying that Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey “ wasn ’ t educated ” when he sent a tweet in support of protesters in Hong Kong this month.

'I think again everybody's thoughts are their own,' Chandler told reporters. 'I think LeBron's (are) his, Daryl's (are) his and I like to stay out of people's thoughts.'

Teammate forward Thabo Sefolosha, who was born in Switzerland and is in his first year with the Rockets, did touch briefly on the free-speech issue. 'Everybody is entitled to their opinion, entitled to what they want to say. That's the beauty about this country.'

China is considered the fastest-growing market for Nike, with whom James has a lifetime endorsement deal. In the most recent fiscal year, its revenue from China jumped 21% from the previous year, while overall, sales in China made up 16% of Nike's total revenue.

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers plays in a preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets as part of 2019 NBA Global Games China at Mercedes-Benz Arena on October 10, 2019 in Shanghai, China. © Getty Images LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers plays in a preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets as part of 2019 NBA Global Games China at Mercedes-Benz Arena on October 10, 2019 in Shanghai, China.

James has often spoken out on issues he feels passionate about. When he played in Miami, he and other Heat players wore hoodies in reaction to the death of Trayvon Martin - an unarmed black teen who was wearing a hoodie when he was shot dead by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida in 2012.

He also has supported Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who began kneeling during the national anthem in an effort to raise awareness of racial oppression and police brutality. 

He is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, campaigned for 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and most recently sat with California Gov. Gavin Newsom as the Democrat signed into law a bill that will allow college athletes in that state to hire agents and make money from endorsement deals.

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LeBron James weighed in on the controversy between China and the NBA on Monday, saying that Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey " wasn ' t educated " when he sent a tweet in support of protesters in Hong Morey’ s tweet of support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on Oct.

(Reuters) - LeBron James weighed in on the controversy between China and the NBA on Monday, saying that Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey " wasn ' t educated " when he sent a tweet in support of Morey' s tweet of support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on Oct.

Newsom signed that bill while appearing on a special episode of HBO's 'The Shop: Uninterrupted' - part of James' off-court business empire. James is also the founder of a school for inner-city kids in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

James said his reaction to Morey's tweet, which read 'Fight For Freedom: Stand With Hong Kong' before it was deleted within hours as the Chinese backlash grew, was not about its substance. Rather, he wrote, it was his belief that the Rockets' executive did not consider the ramifications - or the timing, while he and his teammates were in China.

'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,' he wrote on Twitter. 

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