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The fallout continues for NBA superstar LeBron James who sided with Communist China in the country's ongoing conflict with Hong Kong.

On Monday, LeBron commented about the tweet sent by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey who said he supported Hong Kong.

LeBron chastised Morey, saying he was "not educated" enough to speak on the situation in Hong Kong.

The backlash was swift.

Protesters in Hong Kong took to the streets wearing LeBron face masks and waving 100 Chinese yuan bills.

Protesters accused LeBron of being a capitalist who chooses money over basic human rights. China has been accused of executing Muslims and anyone who speaks out against the regime.

Among LeBron's critics is Khalilah Ali, a Muslim who was married to the late boxing champ Muhammad Ali from 1967-1976.

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In an interview with TMZ, Ali expressed her disappointment in LeBron, saying LeBron is no Muhammad Ali.

Khalilah Ali said her late husband would have handled the NBA-China situation differently. She also believes that LeBron should support people "who are standing up for their rights."

Muhammad Ali was stripped of his heavyweight title and sentenced to prison rather than be inducted into the U.S. Army to fight in Vietnam.

He famously said, "I ain't got no quarrel with them VietCong. No VietCong ever called me nigger."

Referring to Hong Kong protesters burning LeBron's jerseys in the streets, Khalilah Ali said of her ex-husband: "They would not take Muhammad Ali's shorts and burn them anywhere, it would never happen."
 

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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.

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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.
 

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A radical new California law will allow college student athletes the right to profit from their names and likeness while they are still in school.

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Fair Pay for Play Act into law at a Los Angeles barbershop associated with LeBron James's HBO show The Shop: Uninterrupted.

James, 34, celebrated the Fair Pay for Play Act on Twitter.com on Monday. "You the man Governor Gav! Appreciate you as so many many more as well!" he tweeted.

The new law, which takes effect on January 1, 2023, makes it illegal for California colleges to deny student athletes the opportunities to earn hard cash for the use of their names, images and likenesses in video games, advertising, apparel and sports gear.

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The new act will benefit student athletes like LaMelo Ball, left, and Liangelo Ball, center, brothers of former Lakers star Lonzo Ball, right.

Student athletes will be allowed to earn money for sponsoring youth camps, just like professional athletes. They can also sign lucrative endorsement contracts with shoe companies, apparel companies, car dealerships, etc.

The law does not require colleges and universities to pay student athletes, but it collides head on with the NCAA's rules.

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California is the only state that allows college student athletes the right to be paid for their own names and likeness.

According to Sports Illustrated, California colleges, the Pac-12 Conference, the Mountain West Conference and the NCAA will all challenge the legality of the new law.

A lot is riding on the line for California schools.

Once the Act goes into effect, California colleges will no longer be permitted to participate in national championships organized or sponsored by the NCAA. And California schools might be kicked out of the NCAA altogether.

But supporters of the law, including James, believe the pros of the new law outweighs the cons.

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No pro athlete is more dedicated to "Taco Tuesdays" than LeBron James. The NBA star has made Taco Tuesdays a family tradition in the James home. So it's only fitting that he apply to trademark the name. Right?

But one Mexican restaurant is protesting LeBron trademark filing because it might hurt their business.

According to documents obtained by The Blast, a company named Taco Tuesday, Inc. filed a letter of protest against James after he tried to trademark "Taco Tuesday."

Taco Tuesday Mexican Grill is located in Wood Dale, Illinois and has been serving up delicious Mexican food since April 2016.

In a letter filed with the trademark office, TTI claims the restaurant "specializes in taco sales," and has spent a significant amount of cash operating and marketing their business under the Taco Tuesday name.

The restaurant's marketing efforts paid off with featured appearances on the "Chicago's Best" TV show and social media shout outs.

TTI is worried that if LeBron trademarks the name they may lose their restaurant and their livelihood.

"Protestor's company would be crippled if precluded from using its own business name in Internet marketing channels," the letter stated.

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LeBron James and his pal Chris Paul took their wives on a romantic vacation in Portofino, Italy over the weekend.

NBA superstar LeBron and his wife Savannah were joined by the Oklahoma City Thunder star and his wife Jada Crawley for a trip to picturesque Portofino.

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The Italian fishing village is a favorite destination of well-heeled millionaires such as Magic Johnson and his wife Cookie Johnson.

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LeBron and his high school sweetheart strolled hand-in-hand in the harbour shoppes and chatted with the locals and other tourists as they snacked on ice cream cones.

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LeBron wore advertising on his t-shirt to pay his expenses for his romantic vacay.

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has amended its new rule that prohibited mega agents like Rich Paul from signing star athletes to exclusive management contracts. According to CBS, the "NCAA has amended its controversial agent certification requirements. A bachelor's degree is no longer required to represent players, as long as the agent is certified by the NBPA."

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LeBron James is speaking out about the NCAA's new rule, which LeBron believes unfairly targets him and his close friend and agent Rich Paul, pictured right. The new NCAA policy has been dubbed the "Rich Paul Rule", even though it doesn't mention him at all.

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Tuesdays is a family tradition in LeBron James' home. "Taco Tuesday" is the day the NBA superstar sits down with his children to share a hearty lunch of tacos and veggies. LeBron usually posts a video of the tradition on his social media. But yesterday's video was not well received.

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Crayola is considering naming a colour after slain West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle. The arts supply giant asked its social media followers to help name the cobalt blue Crayola crayon back in 2017. But now Nipsey's followers are asking the company to rename the crayon in honor of the rapper's favorite colour: Crips blue.

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NBA star Dwyane Wade played his final NBA game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on Wednesday, April 10.

At Wade's final home game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Miami's American Airlines Arena on Tuesday, he posed for a family portrait with his wife, Gabrielle Union, his nephew, Dahveon Morris, and children, Kaavia James Union Wade, Zion Wade, 11, Zaire Wade, 17, and Xavier Wade, 5, whom Wade fathered with a fan in California.

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Magic Johnson stunned reporters when he announced he was stepping down as the Los Angeles Lakers' President of Basketball Operations on Tuesday. Johnson laughed and joked with reporters, saying he had not yet informed team owner Jeannie Buss of his decision.

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Kanye West won Valentine's Day when he hired jazz musician Kenny G to serenade his wife Kim Kardashian on the saxophone in a room full of roses.

Kenny captioned an Instagram photo: "This was fun! Thanks for having me be a part of your Valentine's Day @KimKardashian & Kanye."

Kanye's Valentine's Day gifts to Kim set him back at least $5 million in one day.

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NBA superstar LeBron James opened his first elementary school for at-risk students in his hometown of Akron, Ohio on Monday, July 30. "If we get to them early enough, we can hopefully keep them on the right track to a bigger and brighter future for themselves and their families,” the father-of-3 said at a press conference in the school's temporary building on Monday, July 30.

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