LeBron James has become insanely political.
He jumped on the far-left narrative after watching Colin Kaepernick get celebrated for starting the anti-American anthem protests.
Now James said something about America that will leave you speechless.
WNBA star Brittney Griner has been rotting in a Russian prison for months after getting arrested with drug paraphernalia at the airport.
Griner recently pleaded guilty as a formality, but her lawyers claim she is being unfairly treated.
Nevertheless, Griner is stuck in a Russian prison, and Democrats are unbelievably blaming America for the treatment Griner is receiving.
NBA superstar LeBron James chimed in and suggested that Griner may not even want to return to the country because America has not done enough to bring her home.
James said in a promotional video for his show The Shop, “She’s been there over 110 days…Now, how could she feel like America has her back? I would be feeling like, ‘Do I even want to go back to America?’”
LeBron James says if he were Brittney Griner, he would question if he even wanted to go back to America anymore. pic.twitter.com/LKtEwvyryr
— Ohio’s Tate (@BarstoolTate) July 12, 2022
This highlights the attitude that is so wrong with the left.
Griner broke the law, and even if the charges were bogus, she put herself in a precarious situation in a bellicose foreign country that just so happens to be fighting a war of aggression.
There’s zero comprehension of the diplomatic tightrope at hand.
America can’t just send in troops to a nuclear-armed developed nation.
But James and other leftists are ignoring those realities on the surface.
Beyond that, James and others are the ones that voted for weak Joe Biden in the first place.
Donald Trump got prisoners out of both North Korea and China while maintaining a tough posture.
Amid the backlash, James tried to clarify by saying “My comments on ‘The Shop’ regarding Brittney Griner wasn’t knocking our beautiful country. I was simply saying how she’s probably feeling emotionally along with so many other emotions, thoughts, etc inside that cage she’s been in for over 100+ days! Long story short #BringHerHome.”
This is such a ridiculous response, and it’s telling.
In James’s mind, Griner would have resentment toward America—not Russia—instead of gratitude for the freedoms she enjoys in this country.
It totally exposes the left’s grievance mindset.
Either way, James is wrong.
In a handwritten letter, Griner showed appreciation for America despite her previous anthem-kneeling antics.
Griner wrote, “As I sit here in a Russian prison, alone with my thoughts and without the protection of my wife, family, friends, Olympics jersey, or any accomplishments , I’m terrified I might be here forever. On the 4th of July, our family normally honors the service of those who fought for our freedom, including my father who is a Vietnam War Veteran. It hurts thinking about how I usually celebrate this day because freedom means something completely different to me this year.”
Once Griner comes home, hopefully she does not take American freedom for granted again.