Ty Lawson, former North Carolina star has been banned for life from the Chinese Basketball Association after the 33-year old point guard uploaded two images to his Instagram stories featuring a lewd comment about Chinese women while in a club in China.
His then team, the Fujian Sturgeons in a statement made said “Lawson’s inappropriate words are inconsistent with the social responsibilities and value abided by our club and have brought serious adverse social impact to the club and the league; we will not sign him for the new season.”
Lawson later responded saying “I was told not to address this, but I don’t know, I got to stick up for myself, I am probably the least racist guy you have ever met in life. I have fun with everybody…Cake means that she has a nice body, that’s it!”
Since posting the images Lawson’s Instagram account has been inundated with racist remarks and emojis, with some users going as far as to call for his expulsion from the country. He has since limited comments on his posts.