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Social media erupts after LeBron James says Rockets GM was 'misinformed' about China

Posted: 10:21 PM, Oct 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-15 10:16:06-04
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CLEVELAND — Former Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James is getting slammed on social media after saying he believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey was uneducated about China.

Earlier this month, Morey posted an image on Twitter that read "Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong."

After seeing that tweet, China decided they won't broadcast or stream any NBA preseason games held in the country.

The Los Angeles Lakers traveled to China last week and played a preseason game on Oct. 12 against the Brooklyn Nets.

On Monday, Washington Post reporter Ben Golliver tweeted video of James saying he believed Morey was misinformed about China after returning from his game there.

People on social media erupted and put James on blast after hearing his comments.

After the backlash, LeBron tweeted that he wanted to clear up the confusion.

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