As I wrote yesterday, basketball superstar LeBron James stepped in it bigly on Monday night in response to a question about Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s simple statement of support for Hong Kong protesters, which was tweeted on 10/4, just days before James and his L.A. Lakers teammates traveled to China to take on the Brooklyn Nets in two preseason games.

Not only was James’ initial statement an epic fail, but his follow-up two-tweet thread on Twitter actually made matters worse for the future Hall of Famer, as he complained about how Morey “could have waited a week” before sending out his tweet because it had been a “difficult week” for him, his fellow Lakers, and the NBA.

James, who is practically a woke legend in liberal/Democratic/social justice warrior circles, was widely criticized for his hypocrisy on the issue, with many people noting a tweet he posted in January 2018 that included a quote from MLK, Jr. about fighting injustice everywhere and the dangers of remaining silent:

James tripled down in comments made on Tuesday afternoon, as reported by the USA Today’s Mark Medina:

It was the video clip of James’ Tuesday comments that Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) was responding to when he posted this hilarious but on-point meme:

I’d say that about sums the situation up for “PeKing James.”

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