NBA star LeBron James weighed in on Major League Baseball pulling the All-Star Game from Atlanta this summer, tweeting “Proud to call myself part of the @mlb family today”:
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 2, 2021
James recently became a part-owner of the Boston Red Sox:
LeBron James, who is a new part-owner of the Red Sox https://t.co/iig5y4tht6
— Justin Felder (@Justin_FOX5) April 2, 2021
But multiple Georgia Dems, including Stace Abrams who we told you about earlier, have expressed disappointment at the MLB decision. Here’s the newly elected Sen. Raphael Warnock:
Sen. Raphael Warnock, Democrat of Georgia, on the MLB: "It is my hope that businesses, athletes, and entertainers can protest this law not by leaving Georgia but by coming here and fighting voter suppression head on" pic.twitter.com/GGeocG3iyr
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) April 2, 2021
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms warned of more “dominoes to fall”:
Just as elections have consequences, so do the actions of those who are elected. Unfortunately, the removal of the @MLB All Star game from GA is likely the 1st of many dominoes to fall, until the unnecessary barriers put in place to restrict access to the ballot box are removed.
— Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) April 2, 2021
And many conservatives are dragging James for weighing in on the Georgia law when he stayed silent on China back in 2019:
“When I speak about something, I speak about something I’m very knowledgeable about, something I’m very passionate about. I feel like with this particular situation, it was something not only I was not informed enough about, I just felt like it was something that not only myself or my teammates or my organization had enough information to even talk about it at that point in time and we still feel the same way.”
Welcome back, King James!
It's nice that China has given you permission to weigh in on social issues again. https://t.co/jZHdCNhPl9
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 2, 2021
At this rate, we expect the Boston Red Sox to play a game in Beijing:
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) April 2, 2021
The ongoing genocide and voter suppression in Hong Kong James is not of interest to James, however:
Things LeBron is okay with: the systematic rape of Uyghur women.
Things LeBron is not okay with: making Georgia voters request absentee ballots eleven days before an election so they have enough time to mail them back by Election Day. https://t.co/e57Op1zMcA
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) April 2, 2021
And multiple accounts are tweeting this photo at him right now:
— Gerry Callahan (@GerryCallahan) April 2, 2021
Eventually, he’ll get around to this, right?
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 2, 2021