LeBron James no longer King James for Hong Kong protesters
The AP writes,
When the ball smashed into a photo of LeBron James’ face stuck above the hoop and dropped into the basket, the Hong Kong protesters cheered.
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 because of comments the NBA star made about free speech. Fans gathered on courts amid Hong Kong’s high-rise buildings Tuesday to vent their anger.
Nike and the NBA are reportedly shooting a new advertising promotion. The soon to be released series will be titled, “The NBA Stands With China”, and will star LeBron James and Coach Steve Kerr.
Sadly, it’s almost believable. It seems there is no level of low that the craven hypocrites in the NBA won’t stoop, kneel, bow, or kowtow to. Always remember, you have a choice of what to watch on TV and especially, what to put on your feet. And also remember, if the NBA ‘stands’ with China, you can ‘sit’ out the season.
Gag on this morsel from Channel NewsAsia, “China’s dog meat festival opens despite ban rumours“.
A notorious Chinese dog meat festival opened on Wednesday (Jun 21) with sellers torching the hair off carcasses, butchers chopping slabs of canines and cooks frying up dishes, dispelling rumours that authorities would ban sales this year.
After earlier reports of a sales ban at the summer solstice event in the southern city of Yulin, animal rights groups said vendors and officials reached a compromise and set a limit of two dogs on display per stall.
But multiple carcasses rested on several stalls at two markets, with stiff pointy tails, leathery yellow skin, eyes shut and bared teeth as if in a final growl.
Here’s the real deal puppy chow, not that gross and disgusting chow made from, well, chow chows.