LeBron James on China: Daryl Morey 'wasn't educated'
LeBron James weighed in on Daryl Morey's controversial tweet, and took what could be considered a controversial stance of his own.The conversation quickly turned to James being asked about the recent drama surrounding the NBA and China.
A Lakers fan offered a cash reward for the defacement of a LeBron mural in L.A., and it didn't take long for someone to follow through.
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LeBron Jameswhen his first public remarks on the Daryl Morey-China-NBA saga were made to criticize the Rockets general manager for his pro-Hong Kong tweet.
The weak response, which LeBron attempted to clarify, was seen by many as James refusing to stand up to China - valuing profit over human rights. LeBron was subsequently the target of protests in Hong Kong and. And now, LeBron's China remarks has been memorialized on a wall in Melbourne, Australia.
Prominent Australian muralist, known as Lushsux, responded to LeBron's comments by painting a spoofed portrait of the Lakers star alongside a Winnie-the-Pooh version of Chinese president Xi Jinping.
Hong Kong Protesters Are Burning LeBron James Jerseys
Protesters are burning LeBron James jerseys in Hong Kong. This is an expected part of the fallout from LeBron's semi-no-comment about the Daryl Morey / China situation.
After a repainting, then came another graffiti mark that prompted one of the artists to remove it altogether. A week later, there' s already a separate LeBron James mural drawing eyes on Melrose Avenue in L.A. But something says this one won't rub as many Lakers fans the wrong way.
Laura Ingraham responds to LeBron James' out-of-touch China comments. NBA superstar LeBron James has many lucrative reasons to play ball with Well, that was what James had told reporters word-for-word on Monday when asked about the ongoing conflict between China and the NBA, which
Lushsux wrote during:
Should I paint a Lebron Mural glorifying this hero of the glorious Chinese communist party?
LeBron, who has lucrative ties to China with Nike, would later defend his remarks at a Lakers practice. He said:
"I also don't think every issue should be everybody's problem."
LeBron will get political when it comes to the U.S., but hey, when it comes to Communist China:
"I won't talk about it again-we're not politicians, it's a huge political thing."
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He added that he would stop talking about the issue going forward.
Report: Daryl Morey tweeted about Hong Kong when he did because of face-mask ban
The most charitable interpretation of LeBron James' comments about Daryl Morey: LeBron feared for the safety of the Lakers and Nets, who were playing in China in the aftermath of Morey tweeting support for Hong Kong Protesters. © Lampson Yip - Clicks Images/Getty ImagesThat’d require explaining why LeBron brought up people being harmed “financially,” but perhaps he misspoke. There’s room to give LeBron benefit of the doubt.The line that most supports that reading of LeBron’s comments: “Could have waited a week to send it.
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Solomons vetoes Chinese 'lease' on Pacific island .
A Chinese company's attempt to lease an entire island in the Pacific archipelago was unlawful and will not be allowed to go ahead, the Solomon Islands said Friday. Tulagi, an island about two square kilometres (0.8 square miles) with a population of 1,200, is the site of a former Japanese naval base and was the scene of fierce fighting in World War II. The deal between the Solomons' Central Province and the state-owned China Sam Group was "unlawful, unenforceable and must be terminated with immediate effect", Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare's office said in a statement.