Everyone loves free shirts, right? But, would you grab a free “Free Hong Kong” shirt on your way into a Lakers game?
That’s the question some Lakers and Clippers fans asked themselves Tuesday as they walked past an anti-China protest outside Staples Center.
A handful of people were handing out shirts with the same 7 words that Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey tweeted out earlier this month, “Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong.”
The protesters also held signs mocking LeBron James — calling him the “King of Chinese Money.”
One of the protesters, who just returned from Hong Kong a few weeks ago, says people there are still pissed at LeBron for condemning Morey.
He also wanted to remind Bron … “[People in Hong Kong] buy shoes, too!”
The plan worked … several people grabbed the shirts — and one kid even held one up for the Staples Center dance cam (though the camera almost immediately panned away).
LeBron didn’t seem too affected by the protest … he played fine. Just not good enough to get the W. The Clippers won 112 to 102.
Tons of stars made the drive to Staples to catch the game … including Kate Hudson, Chadwick Boseman, Chloe Kim, Adam DeVine and more!