You either love LeBron James or you hate him. The NBA superstar has a habit of infuriating fans with his opinions on everything from politics to tacos.
The latest drama began last week when Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey took sides in the ongoing conflict between China and Hong Kong. In a now deleted tweet, Morey angered the Chinese by saying he stands with Hong Kong.
LeBron uncharacteristically remained silent despite the prodding by the news media to say something.
On Tuesday, the 34-year-old father of three broke his silence by saying Morey wasn't "educated" enough to speak on Hong Kong.
The backlash was swift. LeBron is the only active NBA player to have his jerseys burned on 2 continents.
Protesters in Hong Kong took to the streets wearing LeBron face masks and waving 100 Chinese yuan bills. Other protesters torched and walked all over LeBron's jerseys in a sign of disrespect.
Critics say LeBron sided with the Chinese to protect his financial interests over there.
According to the Daily Caller, LeBron pressured NBA commissioner Adam Silver to punish Morey.
The news media went on the attack, accusing LeBron of choosing money over basic human rights.
LeBron James Looks Like a Fraud The National Review.
LeBron James' only concern is LeBron James - The NY Daily News.
LeBron James's Big Miss on China - The Wall Street Journal.
Most Disgraceful Moment of Career - USA Today.
LeBron Bows to Communists - DrudgeReport.
The superstar also faced major backlash on social media platforms Twitter.com and Instagram.com.