LeBron James was asked before Game 4 on Monday why he chose not to sign teammate Ira Newble's letter to the Peoples Republic of China asking for the government to step in and ease the conflict in Darfur, Sudan. China is Sudan's biggest oil customer. James and teammate Damon Jones, both of whom have signature shoes sold in China, decided not to sign the petition.I'm a bit mixed on this. On the one hand, James is just a 22 year old kid who never went to college, what the hell does he know about the world? But on the other hand, this isn't something that is too difficult to get behind. Hmmm, genocide, yay or nay? And having a name of LeBron James' stature on that petition could really lend more weight and attention to things.
`Just basically not having enough information,'' James said. ``That was the main concern, not having enough information about what's going on. At the same time, I do respect my teammates' opinions and things like that. I have to have a little bit of extensive knowledge to make a decision on something.''
But hey, the Chinese buy sneakers too.