LeBron's double-standard exposed, says activist

Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Hong Kong protest signA Los Angeles-based conservative black activist says Lakers star Lebron James is more interested in Chinese communist money than the free speech of Hong Kong's beleaguered freedom protestors.

James is one of the biggest stars in the National Basketball Association, which is quite popular in China. But his standing among NBA fans in Hong Kong took a hit when he suggested that free speech can have negative consequences:

James: "I don't want to get into a [verbal] feud with [Houston Rockets general manager] Daryl Morey, but I believe he wasn't educated on the situation at hand, and he spoke. And so many people could have been harmed not only financially, physically, emotionally, spiritually. So just be careful what we tweet and say and we do, even though, yes, we do have freedom of speech, but there can be a lot of negative that comes with that, too."

He was responding to a question about whether Morey should be punished for tweeting his support for the protestors – which infuriated the communist government. Fans gathered on courts amid Hong Kong's high-rise buildings Tuesday to vent their anger – an anger that Jesse Lee Peterson says is justified.

Peterson

"This is more about money than anything else," says the founder and president of The Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny. "LeBron James doesn't care about freedom; he doesn't care about what is right. I remember when he supported Colin Kaepernick when Kaepernick refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance; and LeBron James supported Black Lives Matter. This man is no good."

Peterson contends that James is just part of the bigger problem of the NBA's kowtowing to Beijing's demands for censorship in the wake of Morey's comment.

"… It's time that the American people stop supporting these folks. All they have to do is stop buying the tickets, stop buying the merchandise, stop watching the games on TV – [and] I guarantee you this will start to change," he tells OneNewsNow. "It's unfortunate that the business is selling out the people for communism just to get money for themselves."

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