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LeBron James under attack for not commenting on China abuses

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has been on the wrong end of some harsh criticism for his silence with regards to the latest controversy between the NBA and China.

It was recently revealed through an ESPN investigation that several American coaches have raised concerns about how their Chinese counterparts have been abusing participants of several NBA-affiliated youth basketball camps across China. LeBron has always been known to speak out when it comes to social issues such as this, which is why he has been under attack for his rather unusual non-participation in this particular conversation.

A number of known personalities have taken to the mean streets of Twitter to call out James for what they believe to be an utter showing of hypocrisy from his end.

The fact that the league’s relationship with China has been extremely beneficial for both parties from a financial standpoint — at least prior to the whole Daryl Morey Hong Kong tweet controversy — have led some to believe that the league has been willing to turn a blind eye when it comes to the Chinese and their rather unusual methods. Being the poster boy for the NBA, LeBron James has naturally been dragged into the conversation, with some critics alleging that he too might be protecting not only that of the NBA, but his personal relationship with the billion-dollar market that is China as well.

James is not the only NBA personality that has been called out by some media personalities, with critics also pointing a accusatory finger towards the likes of league commissioner Adam Silver and Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.

For his part, Steve Kerr has been very active of late when it comes to social justice issues in the United States, which is perhaps why some overly zealous critics expect the Golden State Warriors head coach — who also happens to be one of the most popular teams in China — to also speak out bluntly on this matter.