[Ed. – But he’s ‘educated’!]
Protestors in Hong Kong cheered when a ball dropped into the basket after smashing into a photo of LeBron James‘ face that was placed above the hoop.
They also trampled on jerseys bearing his name and gathered in a semicircle to watch one burn.
James’ standing among basketball fans in Hong Kong took a hit after his comments about the ongoing protests and free speech. Fans gathered on courts amid Hong Kong’s high-rise buildings Tuesday to vent their anger.
The Los Angeles Lakers star touched a nerve among protesters for suggesting that free speech can have negative consequences. Anti-government protesters have gathered for months in Hong Kong, partly in defense of free speech, which James said can carry “a lot of negative.”