Colby Covington loves to put LeBron James on blast.
The UFC fighter held nothing back when he went on a tirade against the Los Angeles Lakers superstar and his stance (or lack thereof) on the NBA’s relationship with China:
“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, via Victor Morton of The Washington Times. “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 UFC fighter even alleged that the Lakers star’s iPromise School is just a tax write off:
“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,” Covington said. “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.”
Back in February, Covington called out LeBron on Twitter when he got into a war of words with footballing legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
For what it’s worth, James never seems to give Covington the time of day. Just like the previous rants, LeBron is sure to ignore this one as well.