ome Chinese net users are starting to suspect that NBA star James Harden wasn’t sincere when he apologized for Daryl Morey’s pro Hong Kong tweet.
Harden had quickly said sorry earlier this week when asked about the post made by his team’s GM, declaring: “We apologize. We love China.”
However, when asked again about the situation on Wednesday, Harden expressed his support for freedom of speech and for NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
“We all have freedom of speech, that is the world we live in,” Harden said. “Everyone should (say) how they feel and their thought process, be able to speak it. Obviously some people are going to feel some type of ways, others are going to agree. That is just the world we live in. I am here for Adam Silver.”
Following Harden’s latest comments, some Chinese netizens are feeling betrayed, questioning the sincerity of the Beard’s earlier apology.
“Why did you apologize? Only for the money?” wrote one Weibo user. “You are no longer my favorite player, Curry for MVP!” commented another.