Saturday, September 30, 2017

LeBron James 'bum' tweet led to racist messages, Cavaliers owner says

LeBron James chose to go in the political realm by calling President Trump, "a bum!" 
That's a personal attack that has nothing to do with Trump's policies. As such James has invited upon himself a backlash that in certain respects can be very ugly.     

Fox News reports Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has revealed that he received "vile, disgusting" voicemails after star LeBron James called President Donald Trump a "bum" on Twitter.

James' message last weekend came in response to Trump rescinding an invitation for the NBA champion Golden State Warriors to visit the White House. 

"I received voicemails after LeBron tweeted that were some of the most vile, disgusting, racist," Gilbert told CNBC Friday. "There's an element of racism that I didn't even realize existed in this country this much."

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Lesson to Athletes: Just play your sport that is paying you millions.  Leave the politics alone until after you retire because if you engage while you're playing, you'll enrage half of the fan base and it's not worth the trouble. 

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps even after they retire (als Shannon sharpe) they should STILL stick to sports and not engage in political diatribes solely based on their personal opinions.