The whole establishment of the United States is moving in on Lebron James for not screaming from the rooftops that he doesn't agree with China's human rights abuses and their treatment of the protests in Hong Kong. The War Party loves this being in the news cycle. Ignorance to politics, especially geo-politics, is a staple of the sports media and industry. So is being good lapdogs for the government in Washington.
Now that the everyday sports-talk radio personality and listener is talking about China and Hong Kong's "fight for human rights", it will now be completely unacceptable in polite company to point out the major flaws in the protest movement and to bring to light US involvement in a movement that the Chinese, and most informed (and non-pandering) political observers see as an attempted coup.