Adam Silver Reacts To LeBron James' Controversial Stance On China

LeBron James has been receiving a ton of flack over the last week or so thanks to his stance on the NBA’s debacle with China. Despite not being particularly well versed in the affairs of the country, LeBron had been asked to comment on what was happening, particularly in relation to the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. After giving Daryl Morey a tongue-lashing and evading most of the questions sent his way, LeBron was put into the proverbial dog house as fans were disappointed with him.

During an appearance on Get Up! today, NBA commissioner Adam Silver spoke about the backlash towards LeBron and admitted that it was fairly harsh and undeserved. 

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Per Silver:

“I think that these players, I mean, take LeBron who has an incredible track record of doing things that have changed people’s lives in the United States to be asked to comment on a difficult foreign issue is, I think, again there’s free expression and he should say how he feels. But, freedom of speech also means the freedom not to speak. And I’ve often said to players about…

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