Below, Dov Fischer explains the outrageous reaction by the NBA and some players to the brave tweet by Daryl Morey in support of the people of Hong Kong. Is it any wonder I don’t watch the NBA? Fischer writes (abridged):
It now goes to President Trump, and he is expected to sign it promptly.
The Human Rights and Democracy Act would require the secretary of state to certify annually that Hong Kong continues to preserve enough autonomy from China’s communist tyranny so as to justify its continuing to benefit from special trade status with America.
After Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey bravely tweeted his support for the pro-democracy rights movement in Hong Kong, the NBA’s big money sponsor, Nike, rushed to crush basketball voices for freedom in China center stage — or center court — this was LeBron James’s statement to reporters, commenting on Morey’s heroic tweet:
I just think that when you’re misinformed or you’re not educated about something — and I’m just talking about the tweet itself — you never know the ramifications that can happen. We all see what that did — not only for our league but for all of us in America, for people in China as well.
The gutless coward chickened out and silenced the pro-freedom movement. As reported on CNN,
Speaking to reporters before a game in Los Angeles Monday, James called it “a very delicate situation, a very sensitive situation.”
I always will despise LeBron James as a gutless coward, a worm, because, for all his posturing over domestic political matters, he had one opportunity in his lifetime to make a difference for the freedom for millions — and he made the cowardly choice to wallow in his Nike millions instead of speaking for the human millions.
For those who can tell the difference between a great man and a worm, LeBron James always will stand out as a dribbling gutless coward.
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