Before you watch the clip, if you have any understanding of South Park you should know who had the role od LeBron in the episode. Yep, it was Cartman. The episode had an equally scary issue at hand – vegans were involved. So Cartman had to stand up for what was right.
Cartman choking when saying “spiritually” gets me every time. When South Park does an episode on you, you know you did something wrong. This goes to show how impactful this situation has been. It went outside basketball and became a cultural and political issue. To an average person, not necessarily a basketball fan, LeBron is now a symbol of a sellout.
As much as LeBron is trying not to address this anymore, his comments about Daryl Morey will stick with him for the rest of his career. Every time he speaks up on a social or political issue from now on, there will be Cartman signs around.
While China is an important market, the USA is still no.1, and you can’t take it for granted. As we covered, the average ticket price for Laker games went down 10% after LeBron talked on the issue. We shouldn’t be surprised if this has an impact on his other business ventures in the USA.