LeBron James was asked about the criticism he’s receiving following his statement on Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s now-deleted tweet on the Hong Kong protests and addressed it by stating the following:
“I try to do things that make my family proud, make my fans proud every time I step out of the house.”
“Obviously, it’s a tough situation we’re all in right now. Us as an Association, us as athletes, owners, GMs, so on and so forth.”
“I think when an issue comes up, if you feel passionate about it or you feel like there’s something you wanna talk about, then so be it. I also don’t think that every issue should be everybody’s problem as well. When things come up, there’s multiple things that we haven’t talked about that happen in our own country that we don’t bring up.”
“There’s issues all over the world. The best thing we can do is, if you feel passionate about it, talk about it. If you’re not … if you don’t have a lot of knowledge about it or you don’t quite understand it, I don’t think you should talk about it because it just puts you in a tough position.”
I asked LeBron James on his response to the criticism on not speaking out on a freedom of speech/human rights issue. His response pic.twitter.com/3ub5hYsa22
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) October 15, 2019
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