The number one reason that NBA fans dislike Lakers forward LeBron James has to do with his performance in the game, not his political opinions or his sour attitude on or off the court, The Daily Caller reported.
Wetten, a sports gambling website, surveyed 2,000 NBA fans who said that they disliked James and found that 33.6 percent think he is “overrated.”
About 20 percent said that they dislike James’ attitude “on court,” 10.7 percent said they dislike his attitude “off court,” and 7.2 percent think the media gives him too much attention.
Another 23.4 percent of respondents said that they do not like James for his political opinions.
He mocked Kyle Rittenhouse for crying crocodile tears on the witness stand as he described the events that forced him to shoot three assailants, killing two, in self-defense.
“What tears????? I didn’t see one. Man knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court,” James tweeted.
Kyle Rittenhouse said “f**k” LeBron James in reaction to the NBA star’ awful tweet about him.@dhookstead says if there’s one person who has every right to be outraged, it’s Rittenhouse. pic.twitter.com/CgnbDT25ai
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 7, 2021
Yet, James has remained silent or even praised the Chinese Communist Party, despite its totalitarian form of government, theft of American intellectual property, and use of slave labor and concentration camps.
James has refrained from criticizing China because it generates huge profits, both for himself and also the NBA.
LeBron James has no problem trashing America and Kyle Rittenhouse, but he’s mysteriously silent about China’s top tennis star disappearing after accusing a government official of sexual assault.
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 22, 2021
Another 5.2 percent of respondents said they dislike James for a different reason.