Fox News takes its latest shot at LeBron James and the NBA community. Greg Gutfield is leading the charge against the Lakers star this time around.
LeBron led a relatively controversy-free career off the court through his first 16 seasons in the league. This changed, however, when he publicly accused Daryl Morey of putting NBA athletes’ safety in China in danger with his Free Hong Kong tweet.
James’s act was viewed as one of extreme hypocrisy given how its a social and cultural issue of the Chinese. Many conservative political commentators have used that instance as their calling card every time they wish to undermine him.
In fairness, LeBron did expose himself to huge critique for calling Morey uneducated on the Hong Kong matter. It arose from the simple fact that James himself was uneducated on the matter. It also led to people calling his activism relating to Black Lives Matter as public posturing.
Even though he’s out of the playoffs, he’s still on America’s mind as the Space Jam 2 release approaches. Fox News is using this as an opportunity to further undermine his public image.
“LeBron James looks like a hypocrite when he can’t address BLM in China”: Greg Gutfield
The lab leak theory relating to the origin of Covid-19 has generated a ton of censure for the CCP regime in China. People have now also woken up to their human rights violations and the neo-imperialistic tendencies that the Xi regime continues to display.
Fox News host Greg Gutfield took shots at LeBron for enabling all of this with his actions on a Monday segment:
“LeBron James can have a discussion about certain things that are happening in America. But because of this cost and this investment, he can’t have that discussion in China which makes him look like a filthy hypocrite.”
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“Money is it. That’s all we care about and we continue to push back in the South China Sea. But it’s got to be money and if it’s got to be money it’s got to be money it’s got to be these private corporations.”
“So we’re looking at Nike, Apple, at the athletes that represent them , et cetera. I think that is probably where we’re going to end up after we get through this latest round of the WHO report. ”