The LeBron James/NBA/China story made its way to an episode of South Park, who summed it up in a tweet:

From Newsbusters:

A small group of protestors manages to convince the school to start serving healthy food, and when Eric Cartman discovers this he hyperventilates to the point of needing a defibrillator because he wants meat. After he is discharged from the hospital and sent back to school this issue comes up again and he states, “Their protesting is ruining my lunch!” The girls respond with, “We have a right to free speech!”

Eric: Yes, we do all have freedom of speech, but at times there are ramifications for the negative that can happen, when you’re not thinking about others and you’re only thinking for yourself!

Mr. Mackey: Woah, woah, woah- what’s going on, kids!

Butters: The protestors are trying to kill Eric again Mr. Mackey!

Mr. Mackey: M’kay, kids, we don’t want another incident here, m’kay?

Eric: When you try to change people’s lunch, they don’t realize it harms people financially, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

This is almost verbatim what LeBron James said about the current feud between the NBA and China which was started by Daryl Morey who made the decision to stand up for Hong Kong citizens protesting for their freedom from China.

There are no doubt some people in the NBA who won’t find this humorous:




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