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Lakers’ LeBron James branded as ‘Chinese puppet master’ by UFC star Colby Covington

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LeBron James has no shortage of haters. The Los Angeles Lakers star gets a ton of criticism for his actions, both on and off the court. One of his most unabashed haters has been UFC star Colby Covington.

The Lakers star was previously called out by Covington in 2020 for his outspoken political activism. After an impressive victory of Tyron Woodley, the former welterweight champ made sure to name-drop LeBron James himself and even claimed that he’d demolish the 6-foot-8 James in the octagon.

In a recent interview with Daily Wire’s Joe Morgan, Colby Covington once again put LeBron James on blast. Clearly he hasn’t had any love lost for the Lakers star. Covington brands James as a “hypocrite” and a “Chinese puppet master” in his lengthy tirade against the NBA and their biggest star.

“Just a big hypocrite,” Covington says of the Lakers star. “He talks about his two biggest things he loves to talk about equality and justice. Where’s the equality of employing women in Chinese sweatshops to make your merchandise for millions for millions of dollars while they’re making pennies? Where’s the equality in that?

“Where’s the justice in critiquing the greatest country on God’s green Earth America but not talking about Hong Kong, not talking about the Uyghurs in China? He stays silent on everything in China because he’s a Chinese puppet master.”

 

It remains to be seen if LeBron James has seen or heard Colby Covington’s latest slander. Or if he’ll even bother to care at all. King James and his Lakers are knee-deep in a massive offseason roster rebuild with an eye towards next season, so he might not have time for any outside noise. It’s probably a safe bet, however, that this won’t be the last time Covington speaks of LeBron James.