Communist Party of China replaces all portraits of Mao with giant photos of LeBron James

James admitted that the NBA’s reputation has suffered a minor setback, but that 3 million new public portraits of himself have “helped all of us get through a difficult week.”

NBA: Lakers to play Red Army in exhibition game at Muslim vocation center

“LeBron knows we must never be afraid to do the wrong thing or to say the wrong thing or to even think the wrong thing,” said regional Party chief Chen Quanguo. “Friendly sports competition is so important to understand each other.”