Clay Travis: "When Muhammad Ali stood up against the Vietnam War, that was an incredibly controversial opinion to have, and he faced real consequences. Whenever LeBron faces real stakes, he doesn't take a stand... Everyone wants to praise LeBron James for being woke but he's only outspoken when it benefits his brand. Joshua Wong, one of the leaders of the Hong Kong protestors, called him out for only caring about money and for being a hypocrite. That's pretty well delivered... When LeBron James says Daryl Moray was uneducated, and when Steve Kerr says, 'Oh, that's a complex question,' when he's asked about whether or not he supports democracy in China, these guys are choosing their pocketbooks over the right side of history." (Full Audio Above)
Listen to Clay Travis discuss a viral tweet that a pro-democracy activist in Hong Kong made at NBA superstar LeBron James, as the individual named Joshua Wong said of LeBron ‘All he cares about is money, not human rights.’
James memorably called out Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey for publicly supporting the pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong on Twitter, which triggered one of the most costly PR firestorms in sports history. James was heavily criticized by even his most loyal supporter who felt like LBJ threw Morey to the wolves to protect his own business ventures in China.
Check out the audio above as Clay details why he believes LeBron only speaks out on social issues that directly affect his bottom line, and explains why he thinks LeBron is not even in the same stratosphere as Muhammad Ali when it comes to activism, since LeBron only intervenes with zero-risk political movements that are already overwhelming supported and defended.