LeBron James has chimed in on the Daryl Morey China situation and has somehow made everything worse.
Over the past few weeks, the NBA has faced a firestorm from China after Daryl Morey posted a tweet supporting protestors in Hong Kong.
Morey deleted the tweet and released a statement showing regret that people in China were angered by his solidarity with Hong Kong while Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta distanced himself from his GM and Rockets star James Harden apologized for Morey’s comments.
China went on to vow to pull all Houston Rockets games from Chinese TV and began painting over the team’s logo at gyms.
LeBron, who just played two games in China, made his first public comments surrounding the controversy and was critical of Daryl Morey.
In his press conference with the media today, LeBron said Morey wasn’t educated on the China/Hong Kong situation and that Morey was being selfish when he tweeted out the “Freedom for Hong Kong”
“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 but are only thinking about yourself”…..
Update: LeBron tried to clarify his comment and said Morey should have waited a week to make his comment.
LeBron got immediately crushed on Twitter over his comments on Morey.