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Social media erupts after LeBron James says Rockets GM was 'misinformed' about China

Posted at 10:48 PM, Oct 14, 2019

Los Angeles Laker star LeBron James is getting slammed on social media after saying he believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey was uneducated about China.

Earlier this month, Morey posted an image on Twitter that read "Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong."

After seeing that tweet, China decided they won't broadcast or stream any NBA preseason games held in the country.

The Los Angeles Lakers traveled to China last week and played a preseason game on Oct. 12 against the Brooklyn Nets.

On Monday, Washington Post reporter Ben Golliver tweeted video of James saying he believed Morey was misinformed about China after returning from his game there.

People on social media erupted and post James on blast after hearing his comments.

You mean, he needs to be re-educated?

This is an embarrassment.

— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) October 15, 2019

That quote should forever be an asterisk attached to the on-court legacy @KingJames leaves.

— Tim Alberta (@TimAlberta) October 15, 2019

All hail the king! Stay woke, folks!

— Cliff Sims (@Cliff_Sims) October 15, 2019

It’s sad to see him join the chorus kowtowing to Communist China & putting profits over human rights for #HongKong . I was there 2 weeks ago. They’re fighting for freedom & the autonomy they were promised.

— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) October 15, 2019

After the backlash, LeBron tweeted that he wanted to clear up the confusion.

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This article was written by Courtney Shaw for WEWS.