Ty Lawson Banned From CBA for Instagram Posts Claiming Chinese Women Have 'Cakes' (UPDATE)

Ty Lawson claimed that he needs to 'switch up his stance' on Chinese women because they 'got cakes on the low' in a series of posts to his Instagram story.

Ty Lawson #1 of Fujian Sturgeons

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Ty Lawson #1 of Fujian Sturgeons

UPDATED 9/21/20, 8:50 p.m. ET: Despite being advised to not discuss what led to his lifetime ban from the Chinese Basketball Association, Ty Lawson has chosen to speak about the controversial post on his Stories, which landed him in hot water. "I was told not to address this, but I don't know, I gotta stick up for myself," Lawson said. "I'm probably the least racist guy you've ever met in your life." 

Ty Lawson speaks on being banned from the CBA:

"I’m probably the least racist guy you’ve ever met in your life...'Cakes' means that she had a nice body." pic.twitter.com/6pM2FQaBX7

— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) September 21, 2020

In the post, Lawson describes the woman that can be seen sitting on his lap as having "cakes on the low." He asserts that the remark was only meant to convey that she had a nice body. Lawson also clarifies that they were dancing in a club, not in a strip club. Watch his entire response above.

See the original story below.

Ty Lawson has been banned for life from the Chinese Basketball Association after making inappropriate Instagram posts. 

This weekend, Lawson took to his Instagram Stories, where he sent out a few posts regarding Chinese women. In the first post, Lawson claimed that he needs to "switch up his stance" on Chinese women because they "got cakes on the low." Then in the second post, Lawson shows a picture of himself getting what appears to be a lap dance from a Chinese woman with the caption "Yolo I guess lol."

Fujian also announced the release of Ty Lawson after his ban for life from Chinese CBA https://t.co/9bkHJXw2Qn

— Emiliano Carchia (@Carchia) September 19, 2020

While this would be a compliment in some circles, the CBA took Lawson's post as forms of discrimination based on race and gender. As a result, the Fujian Sturgeons—who Lawson plays for in China—decided to release him. The CBA followed up by hitting the player with a lifetime ban.

Angry fans of Chinese basketball flooded Lawson's Instagram with hateful messages.

The comments on Ty Lawson’s IG account from angry Chinese basketball fans are wild https://t.co/2AoZgctnmZ pic.twitter.com/RxbPT6oFRz

— Gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 19, 2020

After learning that the former North Carolina Tar Heels star and Nuggets standout had been banned from the CBA for complimenting strippers, basketball fans couldn't help but find the humor in this situation.

Ty Lawson in China like https://t.co/zG1O7IvyHN

— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) September 19, 2020

The Us bans tik tok and China ban Ty Lawson pic.twitter.com/3RedEcf7aY

— Peter🇸🇪 (@Juillard11Peter) September 19, 2020

Ty Lawson leaving China right now pic.twitter.com/OFppUcaXFq

— John (@iam_johnw) September 19, 2020

Ty Lawson suffering more consequences for his social media post on China than Daryl Morey’s is a form of privilege 🙃 https://t.co/6Gt9o8ffIG

— Troy Haliburton (@TroyHalibur) September 19, 2020

China really called the horny police on Ty Lawson 💀💀 https://t.co/pLx8imNGEe

— TheUnholyEmpire (@UnholyNY) September 19, 2020

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