LeBron James’ Hong Kong Drama | BONUS Clip | DESUS & MERO


[MUSIC PLAYING] Yo people– people all over
the world are tight at LeBron James this week after he
weighed in on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. JONATHAN VIGLIOTTI: Lakers
star LeBron James criticized the decision by Houston
Rockets GM Daryl Morey to support Hong Kong
protesters, support that jilted profitable
relationship between the NBA and China. LEBRON JAMES: I believe
he wasn’t educated on the situation at hand. So many people could have been
harmed, not only financially, but physically, emotionally. Whatever happened
to him just saying cute shit like Taco Tuesday? [LAUGHTER] Like, when did this
switch to channel 13, bro? He’s like, “What China is
doing is very egregious, but ‘Space Jam 2′ is
opening in March, so–” “So you know, fuck them kids.” LEBRON JAMES: Yes, we do
have freedom of speech. But there can be a lot of
negative because of that too. He just came out and was like,
“Niggas in China love my shit.” I would’ve been like–
– I would have been like, hey– – –you’ve got it LeBron.
– I respect it. JONATHAN VIGLIOTTI: The NBA’s
damage control began last week after Morey tweeted an image
saying, “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” The Chinese government
was furious– They’re like, yo, fuck y’all. Damn. That’s like when you take
your shorty’s chain back. Like, I’m keeping this shit. JONATHAN VIGLIOTTI:
–cancelling the players media appearances and team events. James tried to
clarify his comments last night on Twitter writing,
“I do not believe there was any consideration for the
consequences and ramifications of the tweet.” And to put this into
context, more people in China watch the NBA Finals than
here in the United States. Uh, yeah, because
there’s like 85 billion more people over there. I mean, if the Knicks
went to the Finals, more people would watch, right? Right? Yeah, yeah. Also, you don’t see
any Knicks players say anything about Hong Kong– That’s right. –or anything. We’re just– They’re just happy to play. They’re like, yo, honestly, I’m
just glad to play basketball, you know? Minding our business,
taking our L’s. They’re like, yo, the arena
is right by the 34th Street station.
It’s wonderful. Do this show come on in China? Do we have to watch what we say? No? Nah, this shit– they don’t
have this shit in China. What do you want to say? China, stop it, I don’t know? Yo, China. Yo, China, you wylin’. Yo, yo, yo– They’re going to be like
Showtime is cancelled. I don’t know what
y’all do, but like chill? The guy from “Billions” is
going to be like “Desus did not take into consideration
the ramifications of saying these things.” [LAUGHTER] [MUSIC PLAYING]

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