LeBron James has landed himself in a lot of controversies after speaking on the NBA China issue. While James is just trying to save his money and other players from losing endorsement deals, it has raised questions on his morale. LeBron James said that Daryl Morey was not educated enough while speaking on the Hong Kong protests issue, which is something no one expected from him.
The animated TV show South Park has made fun of James as they were already opposing the unnecessary bullying from China. Everyone in the US is criticizing LeBron James now and there is too much pressure on the Los Angeles Lakers. If the issue is not sorted out very soon, the Lakers may have to fire King James from the next NBA season.
LeBron James NBA-China Comments
South Park has escalated the issue and they already made an episode in which the Chinese censorship and their effect on US movies and entertainment shows were mocked. LeBron James trying to cover the China issue and being diplomatic about it, gave them content for another such storyline. In the latest episode of South Park Season 23, titled “Let Them Eat Goo”, they used quotes from LeBron James and used it for their main plotline.
I just want to commend NBA commissioner Adam Silver for not kowtowing to LeBron James the way LeBron James kowtowed to the Chinese Communist Party. pic.twitter.com/hFhiGEW7A1
— Melissa Chen (@MsMelChen) October 18, 2019
— Elizabeth Thorp (@ElizabethEThorp) October 19, 2019
It shows the characters arguing for new lunch menu when one of the veterans says that “Yes, we do have freedom of speech, but at times there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you are not thinking about others and only thinking about yourself” which is what James commented on the NBA China issue.
JaVale McGee and LeBron James Embarrassing Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers are having problems both off the court and on the court which was evident by their last NBA preseason game against the Warriors. JaVale McGee started limping against his former team and then played a normal game.
They need to run this play for JaVale McGee in the regular season 😅 pic.twitter.com/v8haT2COd3
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 17, 2019
Although everyone just laughed at it, the same can have huge ramifications in the future. The Lakers are already in trouble due to LeBron James and such mockery from McGee could make them the laughing stock in the NBA 2019-20 season.