BY HENRY ABBOTT
Daryl Morey’s tweet about Hong Kong was a magic wand. He waved it for an instant—it’s already gone—and conjured a bunny rabbit.
Only in this case “bunny rabbit” = “an outlandish series of events that resulted in South Park’s having a monopoly on moral clarity, and protestors in Hong Kong burning LeBron James jerseys.”
It all happened so fast it can be hard to know what that bunny rabbit is really trying to tell us.
LeBron visited the issue in public only enough to learn he hates it. As a Laker, he was on the preseason trip to China as the tweet drama unfolded. The players said almost nothing publicly on the trip, but reportedly had emotionally charged conversations with the commissioner behind the scenes. Once home, he made brief, disparaging comments about Morey’s tweet, spent some time onTwitter trying to clarify them, and then gave up.
I sympathize with LeBron when he says that it’s complicated, and he’ll now keep mum on the subject. But my best guess is that this issue…
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