Angry protesters in Hong Kong burn LeBron James jerseys for criticizing Daryl Morey. Daryl Morey is the general manager for the Houston Rockets, who is currently in hot water for throwing support behind Hong Kong, referencing their civil fight for independence and self-governance.
Morey posted a tweeted which read: “Fight for freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.”
James said, Morey was uneducated about the on-going issues happening in China.
That quote not only angered China but put a strain on the financial relationship between the country and the NBA. As a result, the Chinese government has been canceling NBA players’ events and media appearances in retaliation.