LeBron James has become obnoxiously “woke.”
Ever since he decided to get political in 2016, James has made several controversial statements.
And James was furious that reporters did not ask him one question.
In 2016, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the anti-American national anthem protests that eventually spread all over the world.
The so-called mainstream media turned Kaepernick into a folk hero, and NBA superstar LeBron James was taking notes.
Prior to that moment, James had avoided politics, but soon after, he became a shill for the Democratic Party, even campaigning onstage with Hillary Clinton.
Eventually, James began opining on all sorts of issues outside his scope.
Recently, James was asked to weigh in on the controversy surrounding former teammate Kyrie Irving, who was suspended by the Brooklyn Nets for tweeting the link to an antisemitic film that was available on Amazon.
James stayed quiet on the topic, but eventually offered tepid support for Irving, suggesting the team’s demands for reinstatement seemed excessive.
Now James is upset he is not being asked about a completely separate controversy involving Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Back in 1957 when Jones was a 14-year-old high school freshman in Arkansas, he was photographed at the back of a crowd looking on as black students were barred from entering the school.
James said, “I got one question for you guys before you guys leave. I was thinking when I was on my way over here, I was wondering why I haven’t gotten a question from you guys about the Jerry Jones photo…But when the Kyrie thing was going on, you guys were quick to ask us questions about that…And I feel like as a Black man, as a Black athlete, as someone with power and a platform, when we do something wrong, or something that people don’t agree with, it’s on every single tabloid, every single news coverage, it’s on the bottom ticker. It’s asked about every single day…But it seems like to me that the whole Jerry Jones situation, photo — and I know it was years and years ago and we all make mistakes, I get it — but it seems like it’s just been buried under, like, ‘Oh, it happened. OK, we just move on.’ And I was just kind of disappointed that I haven’t received that question from you guys.”
This is a ridiculous argument by James.
Irving is a former teammate with whom he won a championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers; Jones is the owner of an NFL team.
There’s no reason for a reporter to ask James’s opinion on the Jones photo, which is a manufactured controversy in the first place.
When asked about the photo, Jones said that he was a “curious kid” and that “[n]obody there had any idea, frankly, what was going to take place. You didn’t have all the last 70 years of reference and all the things that were going.”
Meanwhile, James is not too eager to discuss Nike and the NBA’s relationship with communist China.
James does not want to answer difficult questions.
He just wants to hit softballs and get a pat on the back from the corporate press for being “brave.”