LeBron James said he will stop addressing the NBA's situation in China and will instead focus on helping the Los Angeles Lakers win a title.
His comments came a day after calling out Daryl Morey for being "misinformed" after sending a tweet supporting protesters in Hong Kong.
"When I speak upon things, I speak from a very logical standpoint on things that hit home for me. Yesterday, obviously, I gave thoughts on what I felt and how I saw things that transpired from that week that we were [in China] ... I feel like I talked about it yesterday. I tweeted out responses to people not understanding my knowledge and where it came from with my brain and learning from the situation. I'm talking about it now. I won't talk about it again," said James.
James added that he wasn't a politician, but will continue to be vocal about topics that he is passionate about.
"We're trying to win a championship. That's what we're here for. We're not politicians. It's a huge political thing. But we are leaders and we can step up at times. I'm not saying at this particular time, but if you don't feel like you should speak on things, you shouldn't have to ... There's issues all over the world. I think the best thing we can do is if you feel passionate about it, talk about it. If you don't have a lot of knowledge about it or quite understand it, I don't think you should talk about it because it puts you in a tough position."