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James Woods Calls Out LeBron James For Changing His Tune On NBA Boycott: ‘His China Handlers Didn’t Like The Optics?’

Hollywood star James Woods just called out LeBron James for changing his tune about plans for an NBA boycott.

James Changes Tune About NBA Boycott

On Wednesday, reports stated that James was leading the charge in calling for a boycott of the rest of the NBA playoff games in a protest against racial inequality and police brutality. However, by Thursday, James had completely changed his mind and decided that he wanted his team the Los Angeles Lakers to keep playing after all.

Yahoo Sports journalist Chris Haynes reported on Thursday night:

Ever since the league suspended play on March 11 due to the coronavirus, James had been an advocate for resuming play if proper health and safety protocols allowed for it. But in Wednesday’s meeting, players began seeing a shift in his position when he agreed to go with whatever the majority decided, sources said.

With emotions all over the place, Haslem pressed James and asked the star what he planned to do, reminding him that he’s the face of the league and it goes as he goes, sources said. James then said, “We’re out,” and walked out with almost all of his teammates following behind, sources said, with Howard being the only Laker who remained.

Haynes added that when the players met again on Thursday, James had completely changed his mind and wanted to continue the season.

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Woods Calls Out James

Woods, one of the few openly conservative actors in Hollywood, took to Twitter to call James out for this.

“His China handlers didn’t like the optics?” he wrote alongside a link to an article about James changing his mind.

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Woods was referring to the initial comments that James made against Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey for supporting the pro-democracy protests in China, according to Daily Wire.

“We all talk about this freedom of speech — yes, we all do have freedom of speech, but at times there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you’re not thinking about others and only thinking about yourself,” said James. “I don’t want to get into a word or sentence feud with Daryl Morey, but I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at hand.”

Not stopping there, James added, “So many people could have been harmed not only financially, but physically, emotionally, spiritually.”

James’ Ties To China

Fox Business exposed James’ ties to China, reporting, “He holds a lifetime deal valued at $1 billion with sports retail giant Nike, which saw its sales in China surge 27 percent to nearly $1.7 billion in its most recent fiscal quarter alone. James’ signature sneaker line is one of Nike’s most prominent offerings.”

Once again, it seems that Woods has hit the nail on the head here.

This piece was written by PopZette Staff on August 28, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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  • I agree fully. I am a huge sports lover, but haven't watched anything since the Jacob Blake faux news was hoisted on us by the left. All those high-and-mighty athletes talk all that smack, but, when push comes to shove, they still want their darn money. I would love to see the TV ratings tank for all sports. Hypocritical jerks, one and all. I was hoping they all would cancel their seasons and go home.

  • I know others who have done the same thing! awesome half court tickets 3 / 4 rows back. Live directly across the street from a former many year well respected NBA coach! No more, they are done!!!

  • UFC still has MEN who love America and the countries they come from!!! They have more class than any of these losers! kaepernick and lebron! remember athletes, you are the entertainment! We can get entertainment from so many outlets, we don't need you! you need viewers!!! BYE!!!

  • Agreed. I want to watch sports to be entertained and for the love of the game--not for listening to SJW's . . . !

  • Interesting to say the least how financial connections makes people like L. James change their minds. The NBA might just as well shut it down for the season as few could give a care after all the political B/S.

  • I am a huge Lakers fan, but LBJ and these other athletes in all ports are hypocritical as all heck. When push comes to shove, money and their wallots win out over politics and their social justice ideology. Pretty disgusting--abd I may not watch anymore sports for a while.

    What good does cancelling a game(s) do if you merely play it at a later date anyway? What is really being accomplished anyway? I wish someone would explain this to me.

    Thank you, Mr. Woods.

  • These pro-sports players are thinking they are somehow enlightened to lecture all of us on life, just because they are good with a ball, while making TONS of money. Funny, but in the old days, it was actually the poor, the disenfranchised, those truly left out from society, and the REAL victims, that put EVERYTHING on the line to bring about a "social justice", not these rich, pampered, athletes and stars who haven't really experienced what they're virtue-signaling about..."Oh, Jives, bring around the limousine at 11 this morning, after washing and waxing it, of course. I have a protest to attend, where I am the main speaker on capitalist oppression, white racism of minorities, like me, and the beauty of the Marxist BLM movement... well, as long as they stay out of MY neighborhood. Then, afterwards, take me to my stockbroker at 2pm. They tell me my investment portfolio's going through the roof, thanks to that evil racist Trump.... Trump2020

  • They're nothing but a bunch of
    traitors. What gets me is that they discourage kids who need the most encouragement by telling them they will never succeed because of racism and yet they're making millions.

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