Bob Costas SLAMS Colin Kaepernick and LeBron James for Hypocrisy

Over the last several years, there has been an uptick of high-profile athletes vying for the center stage to speak out against human rights issues in America. Colin Kaepernick and LeBron James are a couple of these so-called “warriors” but as many people have noticed they are rather inconsistent with their stance.

These multi-millionaire athletes have the audacity to complain about systematic racism in a nation that is paying them to play sports, but is rather quiet when it comes to TRUE atrocities in the world.

For example, where are Kaepernick and James’ faux rage when it comes to let’s say…China?

The human rights atrocities that occur in China on a daily basis are absolutely disgusting, but you don’t hear a peep from these “advocates”, industry sportscaster Bob Costas took notice.

Costas slammed Kaepernick and James for their selective outrage during a recent interview with CNN.

“The NBA is up to its neck in China,” Costas told Michael Smerconish in a video clip of his interview that was posted to Twitter.

“China is a huge sports market. Basketball is especially popular there. But they will put up with not even the slightest criticism. They reject it out of hand,” he said.

“And when they can, some of it might be just saber-rattling, like saying today that the U.S. will pay the price for its wrongdoings. But to the extent that they can, they exact a price,” he said, recalling one of the more infamous moments in NBA-China history, as well as more recent issues.

“Back a couple of years ago when Daryl Morey, then the GM of the Houston Rockets, tweeted ‘Stand with Hong Kong,’ Rockets games were suddenly off the air for an extended period in China,” Costas said, noting that the interview he was giving would never be seen in China.

“And the Rockets are one of the most popular teams there because Yao Ming was the first big Chinese star in the NBA. More recently, Enes Kanter, who grew up in Turkey, spoke out against China. Same thing: Celtics games are gone.”

Talk then turned to the flow of goods from China, including Nike products.

“By the way, a lot of Nike’s goods that benefit the likes of Colin Kaepernick and LeBron James? Made in China,” Costas said.

And those outspoken individuals — and in many cases, I think millions of Americans would agree with their positions on domestic issues, but — they are conspicuously mum when it comes to China. And no matter what the issues are here, and they are serious issues, in terms of dimension, they pale alongside what’s going on in China,” he said.

Costas has previously said that athletes who pretend to care about the suffering underclass are careful never to cross a line that could impact the money they make.

“Some of those people are very outspoken … and sometimes offer sweeping condemnations of their own admittedly imperfect country,” Costas said in another CNN interview last week, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

“But when it comes to China, perhaps the world’s leading human rights abuser given its size and its wherewithal, they’re mum,” he said.

I could not agree more with Costas and it is about time more of the “woke” generation start to see it.

Sassy Liberty

Sassy Liberty is a political writer for the better part of a decade. She has been vocal for years on social media concerning the communist agenda that has infiltrated our country. She is an advocate for medical freedom, homeschooling, and defunding the woke culture. Do you want to stop the war on kids and defund the commie agenda?

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