LeBron James pursued media members following the Lakers’ win on Wednesday night … blasting them for not inquiring about the racial debate engulfing Jerry Jones — while questioning why they were so “quick to ask us questions” about the Kyrie Irving drama previously this year.
The NBA star let loose the scolding unprompted after press reporters had actually simply ended up peppering him with concerns about L.A.’s 128-109 triumph over the Portland Path Sports Jackets.
“I got one question for you guys before you guys leave,” the 37-year-old stated. “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.”
Naturally, ‘Bron is describing the 1957 photo that resurfaced recently … revealing the Dallas Cowboys owner as a teen standing with a group of white schoolmates who were attempting to avoid 6 Black trainees from getting in an Arkansas school.
“When the Kyrie [Irving] thing was going on, you guys were quick to ask us questions about that,” James stated … prior to continuing, “When I watch Kyrie talk and he says, ‘I know who I am, but I want to keep the same energy when we’re talking about my people and the things that we’ve been through,’ and that Jerry Jones photo is one of those moments that our people, Black people, have been through in America.”
“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.”
As you understand, Kyrie came under fire previously this month after he tweeted out a link to an antisemitic film. He declined to excuse it for days … and, as an outcome, the Brooklyn Nets guard was suspended for 8 video games. LeBron resolved the concern several times, stating his previous Cavaliers colleague “caused some harm to a lot of people” … however declared the penalty was extreme.
Jones, on the other hand, has actually been under siege the last couple of days … after The Washington Post released the questionable picture of him recently. The 80-year-old, however, has actually prevented any penalty from the NFL … while rejecting any involvement in disallowing the black trainees from the school. He stated he was merely a curious observer.
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He included throughout a Monday radio interview, “I think the key thing is, for me, is that it’s a misread if you think that I don’t recognize how monumental those days were.”
James was notoriously a big fan of the Cowboys … however said in October he stopped being a fan since of Jones’ position on kneeling throughout the nationwide anthem.