HomeNews WireWATCH: NBA Star LeBron James Disrespect National Anthem, Screams and Walks Off Court Editor February 1, 2020 NBA superstar LeBron James seems like he is turning into the Colin Kaepernick of the NBA world. But in reality, he's just acting like a ignorant buffoon. Before the start of the Los Angeles Lakers' first regular season game, James showed his disrespect for our country and the national anthem and by walking off the court while yelling at the crowd. As he walked off the court he yelled "Let's goooo!" while the rest of his team remained standing for the anthem. According to Breitbart, The disrespectful outburst comes a week after James called supporters of democracy in Hong Kong “uneducated” for their opposition to China’s tightening grip on the semi-autonomous region. James was chastised by many for his support for China, one of the world’s most significant human rights abusers. For one, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) took a shot at James for his remarks regarding the league’s ongoing free speech scandal with China. And fellow NBA star Enes Kanter also blasted James for his support of the oppressive Chinese over Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. James’ comments also spurred thousands of citizens of Hong Kong to take to the streets to burn the player’s jerseys and merchandise, and to denounce the player’s stance against democracy. LeBron disrespecting the Anthem?!? Oh no pic.twitter.com/3Gev5Dh24x — Mickstape (@MickstapeShow) October 23, 2019 James is showing how utterly ignorant he is of what is actually happening in Hong Kong and why it's happening. The people of Hong Kong are demanding 5 things: They demand the complete withdrawal of the proposed extradition bill (I'll explain later). The government to withdraw the use of the word “riot” in relation to protests. The unconditional release of arrested protesters and charges against them dropped (goes with #1) An independent inquiry into police behavior. Implementation of genuine universal suffrage. The protests are paying off and the Chinese government has officially withdrawn the extradition bill which would mean people could be extradited to China to face Chinese Courts. That didn’t sit well in Hong Kong because the people don’t trust Chinese courts. This is what led to protesters fighting to retain the previous status quo.