Los Angeles Lakers' star player, LeBron James, criticized Mr. Morey's comments on China as not being "educated," while Shaquille O'Neal said the situation was "Charles Barkley tells VP Mike Pence to 'shut the hell up' about NBA-China feud →
"As American people, we do a lot of business in China," O'Neal said. "And they know and understand our values and we understand their values. And one of our best values in America is free speech. We're allowed to say what we want to say, and we're allowed to speak up on injustices, and that's just how it goes."