O’Brien asked James if race played a role in the backlash. “I think so, at times,” James said. “There’s always a race factor.”
Racism will always be with us, and so will self-absorbed professional athletes. I fail to see what one has to do with the other in this case. I suspect many of James’ contemporaries were equally disgusted with the televised spectacle that celebrated “The Decision” of a player who’s yet to win a championship.
But wait. “The Decision” wasn’t about LeBron James, says LeBron James, whose use of the third person tells you all you need to know about the man’s ego.
“If I have to take heat to give back to kids, I would do it the same way every single time,” James said.
So he’s a victim and a martyr. For the record, James signed a $110 million contract to play for the Miami Heat and makes countless more in endorsements, so giving someone else’s $3 million to the Boys and Girls Club is no sacrifice.
Columnist Jason Whitlock calls bullshit.
Please, let’s stop with all the nonsense that white folks are uncomfortable with LeBron because he’s “taken control of his career.”
Give me a &*%$ing break. The rationalization is as tired and lame as listening to Limbaugh defenders claim his black call screener is proof Rush is free of bias.
- LeBron Says The Backlash Against Him Had “A Race Factor” [Nba] (deadspin.com)
- LeBron James “plays race card”: Pitchforks out! (salon.com)