Colin Kaepernick’s anti-American anthem protest greatly damaged the country.
Sports stars are now expected to be political figures.
And one anti-Trump NBA star just got compared to someone unbelievable.
LeBron James has fashioned himself as the leader of the “woke” movement inside the NBA.
After Kaepernick took a knee, James fought against “injustice” by campaigning for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
James has gotten even more over-the-top in his political rhetoric since then.
He called Donald Trump a “bum” and said black men were being “hunted” in the United States.
Soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic called out James and said he should stick to sports.
James responded and said he had no intention of staying quiet on political issues.
James’s response prompted racist MSNBC host Joy Reid to anoint him as the present-day Muhammad Ali.
I’ll say it again. LeBron James is today’s Muhammad Ali and Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Glad he has that platform. Keep speaking, @KingJames. https://t.co/A0YgKvj9pN pic.twitter.com/eyGXwkxLNe
— Joy-Ann Pro-Democracy & Masks Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) February 27, 2021
The great irony of James’s comments was that he said, “I’m kind of the wrong guy to actually go at because I do my homework.”
This is provably false.
When NBA reporter Taylor Rooks asked James about his biggest takeaway from reading “The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” he gave a rambling answer reminiscent of the student hiding in the back of the class because he didn’t do the assigned reading.
Lebron is reading ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X’ – I asked him for his biggest takeaway from the book. pic.twitter.com/s2OzUww3XD
— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) August 21, 2020
When former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted in support of pro-freedom protesters in Hong Kong, he was hit with a deluge of backlash from the Chinese Communist Party.
James backed the CCP and called Morey, a Northwestern and MIT graduate, “uneducated.”
James either doesn’t know or doesn’t care how indebted he is to the CCP because of his partnership with Nike.
The Chinese market props up Nike and the NBA, so they go out of their way to ignore human rights abuses.
Muhammad Ali risked his career and freedom to protest; James is being showered with praise from the corporate press while collecting considerable paychecks from multinational corporations.
The comparison is beyond laughable.