NBA Commissioner Adam Silver defended LeBron James and NBA players against criticisms they’ve faced in wake of the fallout from Daryl Morey’s tweet in support of Hong Kong, calling it an “incredibly unfair situation.”

James faced a ton of criticism after he made comments that seemed critical of Morey, who came under fire in China after posting a tweet that supported pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong.

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At first blush, the Lakers star appeared to be angered by Morey’s pro-democracy comments but later clarified that he was frustrated by the timing of the tweet putting him and other players in potential danger.

Silver has come to the defense of the NBA’s biggest star. 

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