Hopefully, people won’t forget his craven behavior expressed during his Monday night press conference. James criticized Houston Rockets coach Daryl Morey for the trouble and inconvenience he has caused poor LeBron and the Fortune 500 aspiring NBA, Inc. You see, Morey’s Tweet in support of the Hong Kong protesters almost jeopardized NBA, Inc.’s bottom line, due to its lucrative expansion of its sports franchise in China. Dan Wolke, in USA Today, mercilessly mocks poor LeBron’s tender sensibilities,
“It must have been a real inconvenience to take that 13-hour chartered flight to China last week and hang around a luxury hotel in Shanghai for five days while promotional appearances got canceled. Surely it was awful to be in the middle of an international firestorm where the stakes were so high: Would preseason NBA games be played or not?”
The support for the Hong Kong residents, drew a sharp rebuke from Chinese Communist authorities, who threaten to cancel the exhibition games unless the American athletes perform the mandatory and ritual, “Sorry China,” apology always demanded by Beijing as a precondition for doing business in the country.
Just ask any American corporation to explain the price for doing business in China. In exchange for increasing their revenue, America businesses have been forced to transfer their technology and know-how, trade secrets and other intellectual property to their Chinese business partners. American companies have willingly helped give the technology keys of the kingdom to China, who copy the transferred or stolen technology and produce products that couldn’t have been made without American technical superiority.
LeBron has no problem criticizing the president of the United States, and telling all of us that he has a duty to speak out with moral clarity on social justice issues . Yet, James’ supposed moral compass