Because nothing says ‘Merry Christmas’ quite like a race-baiting rant.
Just because he’s a helluva ballplayer doesn’t mean he’s a Mensa cardholder.
Lebron, who we’ve had opportunities to make fun of before, has stepped in it again.
Ahiza Garcia of CNN Money reported May 18 that only two people of color owned or co-owned professional NFL teams: Shahid Khan of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Kim Pegula of the Buffalo Bills. The lack of diversity spreads through all major American sports leagues, with the NBA having the most people of color own or co-own teams (only three). The same goes for management and coaching positions as well.
James is one of a few people to call out the league and/or its owners over a “slave mentality” or something similar after NFL owners approved a national anthem policy whereas players must either stand or stay in the locker room. The policy was in direct response to NFL players protesting racial injustice and social inequality during the performance of the song.
So naturally, this means they’re “slaveholders”.
With slaves that get paid more in a single game than many people make in an entire year. That kind of ‘slave’. They get to be famous, too. Because, well, isn’t that true of all slaves?
Here’s his rant.
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) December 22, 2018
Not the first time he’s launched into some dopey race-bating.
But seriously? The NBA has three black owners, to the NFL’s two and somehow NBA is on the side of the angels, and the NFL is the devil incarnate?
Because of what, the NFL Anthem policy?
If that’s the case, he must think the NBA is pretty damned racist, too. After all:
Rules for both leagues are identical in this regard: “Players, coaches and trainers are to stand and line up in a dignified posture along the sidelines or on the foul line during the playing of the national anthem.”
Here are a few of his other MENSA moments:
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