BREAKING NEWS – Los Angeles, California – LeBron James was reportedly steamed over the 2019 tweet from former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey supporting Hong Kong protesters in their fight against a national security law.

Morey had tweeted in the NBA preseason about his support for Hong Kong protesters and it had a ripple effect overseas just as the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets were set to play a preseason game in China ahead of the start of the season.

James and Nets team owner Joe Tsai, who has deep connections to the Chinese government, pushed against Morey after the tweet, according to ESPN. But those assertions were reportedly denied.

According to an unnamed source that works for the NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, James failed to convince him to hold a press conference and state that China was not guilty of human rights violations, it was just their version of tough love on their citizens. He also said he was considering legally changing his name to show his allegiance to China, from LeBron James to LeBron Chang.