Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts said Tuesday that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has done a good job of walking a "tightrope" as the league has dealt with backlash stemming from a tweet from a Houston Rockets executive that expressed support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
The NBA's reputation as the world's woke sports organisation has taken a beating over the past 10 days in the wake of a tweet from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey that said "Fight for Freedom".
But what if Morey was thinking about the people of Hong Kong, who want to stay a free, autonomous state outside the control of communist China? Per the Associated Press, other protesters burned a Lakers jersey with the number 23 on the back, which is a replica of the uniform that James now wears on the court, while chanting an expletive-filled chant slamming the league's biggest star.
Thus far, LeBron has been accused of being against the Hong Kong protestors for the sake of "money", although, it's unclear whether LeBron needs any more at this stage in his career.
James said Monday - after the Lakers returned from a tour in China - he believed Morey was "either misinformed or not really educated on the situation" and didn't consider the consequences before posting his tweet. "And so many people could have been harmed not only financially, physically, emotionally, spiritually".
"We all talk about this freedom of speech".
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"We all talk about this freedom of speech", James said. "But we are leaders and we can step up at times but there's times where - I'm not saying in this particular instance - but if you don't feel like you should speak upon things, you shouldn't have to". "I also don't think every issue should be everybody's problem". "Others can talk About that".
James' comments reportedly did not go down well in Hong Kong, with the four-time MVP's jersey burned and trampled in demonstrations.
He received massive criticism and followed up with a tweet: "My team and this league just went through a hard week".
"I believe no one person is capable of turning the tide, but we all have an obligation, because somewhere along the way somebody picked us up". "I tweeted out a couple responses to people not understanding my knowledge, and where it came from, and me learning from the situation".
James posted a message on Twitter in attempt to "clear of the confusion". "Could have waited a week to send it".