UFC Fighter Calls Out LeBron James For His ‘Woke’ Hypocrisy – ‘That Guy Is A Piece Of Crap’
UFC fighter Colby Covington has some harsh words for LA Lakers player LeBron James and his "woke" hypocrisy and also calls him out over China.
UFC fighter Colby Covington, who has been one of the few public figures to be open about his support of former President Donald Trump, spoke out on Tuesday to blast NBA star LeBron James for his hypocrisy with his “woke” liberal views.
Nothing makes me prouder than fighting for the people who fight for America!!! THANK YOU to all the brave men and women of law enforcement and the military!!! Thank You @realDonaldTrump for all the love and support!! The silent majority is ready to make some noise November 3rd!! pic.twitter.com/CazbUUnIiJ
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) September 20, 2020
Colby Covington Calls Out LeBron James
While appearing on a podcast, Colby Covington called out LeBron James for being a hypocrite since the basketball player claims to be an advocate for “woke” human rights yet continues to do business in China.
James even refused to condemn the authoritarian regime in China as it cracked down on Hong Kong in its fight for independence. His silence spoke volumes for many.
“I just see all the hypocrisy from LeBron. He claims to be about social justice but he won’t say ‘Free Hong Kong.’ He won’t talk about the Uyghurs that are locked up in concentration camps in China,” Covington said, according to Daily Wire.
“He won’t talk about all the women that he’s profiting off of in his Chinese sweatshops that are making all his shoes — for dollars — that he’s coming over to America and selling them for hundreds and profiting millions off of here in America.”
The Double Down
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Not stopping there, Covington proceeded to double down by letting the world know exactly what he thinks of James.
“So, I just wanted to call a spade a spade. I wasn’t going to let him dupe the people and make the people think he’s a social justice warrior and he’s on this pedestal. No, LeBron James is not on a pedestal. That guy is a piece of crap. He’s a piece of garbage.
He uses that school that he’s funding as a tax write off and then he wants to claim that he’s some good guy. No, he’s not a good guy, man. All he cares about is lining his own pockets and bowing down to China. The real heroes in this country are the heroes of law enforcement, are the heroes in military. Those are the people that are protecting our freedoms and fighting for us everyday and sacrificing the ultimate sacrifice — their lives to keep us free.”
Covington Calls Out Weak Athletes
Covington also doesn’t feel like LeBron James is the only athlete who deserves to be called out. He sees an increasing number submitting to the “woke” mob these days.
“I meant what I said. Those guys, they get cramps — like LeBron James — he’s sitting out a whole playoff series or the NBA players stub their toe and they can’t play for a couple weeks,” Covington said.
“Those guys aren’t fighters, they’re not patriots, they’re not standing up for what they believe in. They’re bowing down to the woke mob and they sprain their pinkie and you won’t see them for weeks. They’re not real fighters. I get locked in a cage with a professional fighter and they’re trying to take my head off. That’s real fighting.”
“I’m not a privileged athlete like these NBA players,” he concluded. “So, LeBron James, John Cena, the Chinese finger puppets — they’re a joke.”
LeBron James’ Humiliating Loss
James was humiliated on Tuesday night when the Los Angeles Lakers were sent packing in the first round of the playoffs. They were clobbered by the Phoenix Suns 115-85.
And, LeBron James showed how unsportsmanlike he is once again afterwards, bolting to the locker room about five minutes before the game ended.
“We got our ass kicked. It is that simple,” James said. “They did whatever they wanted to win this game.”
Perhaps LeBron James should focus a little less on being “woke,” and a little more on actually playing basketball.