Protesters trample, burn LeBron James jerseys in Hong Kong

Protesters trample, burn LeBron James jerseys in Hong Kong
LeBron James wears Cleveland hat (Image via Twitter)

[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.

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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.”

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