Lebron James says he believes Daryl Morey's Hong Kong tweet was "misinformed"
Lebron James issued a clarification Monday night after ESPN’s Mark Spears reported that the NBA legend said he believes Daryl Morey’s pro-Hong-Kong tweet that sparked outrage in China was “misinformed” and that the Houston Rockets GM was “not educated on the situation.”
Let me clear up the confusion. I do not believe there was any consideration for the consequences and ramifications of the tweet. I’m not discussing the substance. Others can talk About that.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 15, 2019
- Morey posted his remarks during the ongoing protests, raising the ire of authorities in China — a major market for the NBA — and leaving him scrambling to explain that his views are his own and not related to the Rockets or the NBA as a whole.
- James called a players-only meeting with the Nets and Lakers last week to discuss concerns over handling questions about China, The Athletic reports.
- Having gained such notoriety in the league, James is often seen as a leader for the sport both on the court and in the game’s culture.
- James did say he believes the tweet was dangerous and that he’s unsure of how it will continue to affect the Association and players.