LeBron James is exceptional at basketball, and terrible at voicing political opinions.
The man who once shared a stage with crooked Hillary Clinton is back to lecture people.
Now his jaw dropping comments about Colin Kaepernick will make you sick.
LeBron was asked by a reporter to comment on the ongoing Kaepernick saga, and he was all too eager to dive in.
LeBron said Kaepernick was being blackballed, then compared him to Martin Luther King.
After the Cavaliers practice on Sunday, LeBron James was asked about his thoughts regarding the continued unemployment of former anthem protester Colin Kaepernick.
“I love football, but I’m not part of the NFL. I don’t represent the NFL. I don’t know their rules and regulations. But I do know Kap is getting a wrong doing. I do know that. Just watching, he’s an NFL player. He’s an NFL player and you see all these other quarterbacks out there and players out there that get all these second and third chances that are nowhere near as talented as him. It just feels like he’s been blackballed out of the NFL. So, I definitely do not respect that.”
Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers in March of this year. Prior to that, Kaepernick lost his job to Blaine Gabbert before eventually regaining the starting role for the San Francisco. Since opting out of his deal, Kaepernick has remained unsigned. Believing that his continued unemployment has more to do with the politics surrounding his anthem protest and less to do with the quality of his play, Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the league, alleging collusion.
James continued, “The only reason I could say he’s not on a team is because the way he took a knee. That’s the only reason. I watch football every Sunday, every Thursday, every Monday night. I see all these quarterbacks — first-string, second-team, third-team quarterbacks — that play sometimes when the starter gets hurt or are starters that play. Kap is better than a lot of those guys. Let’s just be honest.”
Because saying he’s a good quarterback and he should have a job is never quite enough, James then went on to compare Kaepernick to Martin Luther King:
“I’ve commended Kap, and for him to sacrifice everything for the greater good for everyone, for what he truly believed in, the utmost respect to him. Obviously he had a vision like Martin Luther King and like some of our all-time greats that people couldn’t see further than what they were doing at the point and time. And Muhammad Ali and things of that nature. When it’s something that’s new and it’s something that people are not educated about or don’t understand what your beliefs are all about, people are so quick to judge, and people are so quick to say that what you’re doing is wrong. For him to sacrifice the sport that he plays and to sacrifice the things he’s done his whole life because he knew what he believed in, I salute him. I salute and respect that.”
It’s truly disgusting the left is so quick to compare radical activists to Dr. King, but simultaneously repudiate his message of judging people by the content of their character.
Kaepernick was mediocre at football and turned himself into the ultimate distraction. That is not a recipe for getting a job opportunity as a backup quarterback.
Just ask quarterback Robert Griffin III, who is also out of the league despite having similar stats to Kaepernick; Griffin’s career QB Rating is 88.4, and Kaepernick’s is 88.9.
Griffin burst onto the NFL season and had a rookie year better than any of Kaepernick’s, but Griffin developed a reputation of being a bad locker-room guy.
Does Griffin still have the talent to play? Yes, but he’s not worth the trouble. Same for Kaepernick, who isn’t even as talented a passer.
Kaepernick could get back in the NFL if he really wanted to, but he’d rather be seen as a martyr for the left.