Video: Basketball Star That Supported China Over Democracy Disrespects The USA National Anthem
The NBA has had a rough start to the season after being caught in a controversy between China and the NBA; however, it just got worse.
On Tuesday night and into Wednesday video has emerged of NBA star Lebron James walking off the court and screaming while the national anthem was still being played. Fans did not respond well to Lebron’s disrespect…
LeBron disrespecting the Anthem?!? Oh no pic.twitter.com/3Gev5Dh24x
— Mickstape (@MickstapeShow) October 23, 2019
If this was the Chinese anthem @KingJames would have showed the proper respect https://t.co/a5yUyXo1dm
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) October 23, 2019
LeBron may truly have zero respect for America. National anthem still going and he walks off and yells “LET’S GO” to the crowd. His behavior the past month is indefensible. pic.twitter.com/Ql0T8a2QC2
— T.J. Moe (@TJMoe28) October 23, 2019
What a classless disrespectful move to the country that gave you the opportunity to make billions of dollars @KingJames. You’re more than welcome to leave anytime you want and don’t come back. Put your hand over your heart and say thank you. https://t.co/72bihf44wu
— Turner Wintz (@19tmoney19) October 23, 2019
It’s game 1 of the regular season and Lebron is already disrespecting our National Anthem and our country smh https://t.co/JovkQcwsVs
— cole (@colem008) October 23, 2019
Lebron has been under fire after he said that Houston Rockets General manager Daryl Morey “wasn’t educated” on the China-Hong Kong issue when Morey sent a message that he supported the Hong Kong protesters.
In a desperate attempt to backpedal James said that he shouldn’t be blamed for his words because he’s not a politician and “not every issue should be everyone’s problem.”
After that quote, Lebron James has stated he will no longer talk about the NBA-China controversy. The NBA star did not make any comments about him disrespecting our flag and national anthem either.
The NBA has been crippled financially after China retaliated against them. The NBA intially supported China however after a public outcry the NBA finally supported Morey and pushed back against China. It’s also not a surprise Lebron wants to keep silent on the matter, the NBA forward has multiple financial interests inside China.