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Is LeBron James a hypocrite?

LeBron James waded into the turbulent waters of the China situation involving the NBA. He made waves by seemingly giving a lukewarm response saying Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey tweeted without being educated on situation between the communist country and Hong Kong, one of it's most important cities. Many feel James is a hypocrite for apparently choosing his business interests over speaking out against an authoritarian regime. Others think he has done plenty of speaking out in the United States and shouldn't be condemned for protecting himself. What do you think? 🏀

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LeBron James has no trouble talking about the issues that people face in the United States, but now he wants to stay silent when Chinese money is on the line? It seems the only thing LeBron James is concerned about is his bottom line and it shows.

China is a basketball-crazy country and it represents a huge opportunity for the NBA and its players to make a lot of money. However, there are some things that are more important than money. James hasn't been shy about speaking out about issues Americans face, but with huge amounts of money on the line, he is suddenly silent about people fighting for democracy.

James is a hypocrite and now everyone knows it.

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People act like they would act any differently if millions of dollars and their safety were on the line. NBA players were already in China when Morey dropped his tweet supporting protestors in Hong Kong and they could've been in trouble if the Chinese government decided to detain them. That is the situation he was talking about.

James has done plenty of activism stateside to get a little slack from the public. He created his own school to educate underprivileged kids, he constantly speaks out against the targeting of black people and uses his platform to talk about the social issues plaguing the country.

He might have spoken strongly against China, but that doesn't make him a hypocrite.

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