Are Lebron James' Chinese endorsement deals preventing him from taking a stand on human rights in Africa? James was one of two Cavs who declined to sign a letter to Chinese leaders protesting their support for the Sudanese government, long accused of genocide in Darfur. More than a half million people, mostly blacks, have been killed by Sudanese-backed government. James says he needs more information, but others suspect his desire to be a global brand is interfering with his conscience.
- Cavalier Seeks Players’ Support for Darfur - Howard Beck - New York Times