Lebron James recently came under leftist hell fire because of an interview he did. In said interview, he was asked for his opinion on the latest athlete protests (see Kate Upton Blasts Miami Dolphins’ National Anthem Protest: ‘A Disgrace!’). His response? Super rational. That didn’t sit well with leftists. Naturally…
“Me, standing for the national anthem is something I will do. That’s who I am. That’s what I believe in. But that doesn’t mean I don’t respect and don’t agree with what Colin Kaepernick is doing.”
That’s… surprisingly fair. James respects what Kaepernick’s doing, but he made the personal decision to stand for the National Anthem. Whether or not you agree with Lebron on the whole “respect” part, he makes a good point. The 1st amendment does work both ways.
Seems like no big deal, right? Not enough to cause outrage. But there’s more…
“I’m not up here saying that all the police are bad, because they’re not.I’m not up here saying all kids are great and all adults are great, because they’re not. But at the same time, all lives do matter. It’s not just about black or white, it’s everyone.”
ALL LIVES MATTER?
The three most hated words according to leftist circles (see Richard Sherman Says ‘All Lives Matter.’ Leftists Rage…). Here comes the outrage. Hold onto your butts…
@Bballforeverfb fuck him
— Ricky Elroy (@RickyElroy) September 26, 2016
Lebron James better sit for the anthem or he a Uncle Tom
— Black skip baeless (@Rusjacksbrook) September 26, 2016
"All Lives Matter" is a dog whistle, a thing racists say that doesn't sound racist at 1st glance but clearly communicates a racist idea.
— Jerry Topsider (@BostonJerry) September 26, 2016
You can't expect some of these so-call athletes to take a stand with their own people. Money is the power to keep them neutral #LeBronJames
— Aaron SpiveySorrells (@aaronss101) September 26, 2016
this nigga lebron james said all lives matter, I ain't fuckn wit dat coon shid
— IG: PLANTAINTHEORY (@RomarickM) September 26, 2016
Firstly, these tweets sound a tad, dare I say… racist. But hey, what do I know? After all, I’m no second rate quarterback who makes millions while “suffering under racism.”
Also, notice something here? Lebron James didn’t rudely decide to go on a tirade in the middle of a sporting event. He was ASKED for his opinion, so he gave an honest response. See how that works?
Here’s the thing, remember the Espy’s (see Lebron James Goes Against #BlackLivesMatter Grain: It’s Time to Look in the Mirror…)? In case you missed it, Lebron called on his colleagues to put their money where their mouth is.
Guess who held up his end of the bargain?
LeBron James just donated $41.8M to the University of Akron in Ohio, giving 1,100 kids a full 4-yr scholarship but y'all calling him a coon.
— NUFF$AID (@nuffsaidNY) September 26, 2016
Yeah, Lebron James wants to bring people together – AND actually works within his community to do something about it. That’s called offering a solution to help better the community. You know, instead of just bitching about it on TV. Whether or not you agree with all of Lebron’s talking points, his efforts? They should be applauded.
Instead, BLMers are simply attacking him in the most predictable fashion known to mankind. Possibly because his level-headed response goes against their victim narrative…