LeBron James continues to generate controversy by supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, after ignoring the repeated and serious human rights violations perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The situation came to light in October when James attacked Daryl Morey, general manager of the Houston Rockets, by a tweet supporting the protests of Hong Kong citizens demanding respect for their rights by the CCP.
James’s attack was in response to Morey’s comments upsetting CCP officials.
“China’s grave anti-liberty, anti-human rights, and literally racist abuses are not to be questioned or acknowledged, given the NBA’s enormous financial interests in China. The league, and LeBron personally, stand to make gobs of money from the Chinese market, so the totalitarian regime’s sensibilities mustn’t be ruffled, no matter how egregious its conduct may be,” Guy Benson, Townhall’s political editor, said in an outraged July 15 article, referring to these facts.
“There’s big money to be made, after all. Signaling virtue about issues here at home is a safe business bet, but making even a peep about Beijing’s cartoonishly monstrous evils, which make our domestic ills look like child’s play, by comparison, is verboten,” Benson added.
The NBA will allow its players to change the name on the back of their jerseys to draw attention to the Black Lives Matter movement, in a gesture of appeasement for the anti-racist protests following the death of African-American George Floyd on May 25.
President Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., also criticized James for the double standards applied by the left that is outraged with his father’s policies but excuses the human rights violations perpetrated by the CCP.
“The atrocities of the Chinese regime are fairly well documented, by both Republicans and Democrats,” Trump Jr. said while exposing the large amounts of money LeBron James was making.
“Ever since my father entered the [presidential] race, [Lebron] has been talking about how horrible America is while making $100 million a year,” said Trump Jr. exposing the success of an extremely rich black athlete in a white-supremacist capitalist society.