Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James.
(photo credit: KELVIN KUO-USA TODAY SPORTS VIA REUTERS)
Los Angeles Lakers forward and NBA basketball star Lebron James is facing serious criticism from the Jewish community and sports reporters alike after posting a tenuously antisemitic lyrics to his Instagram account.
The four-time NBA MVP and three-time NBA champion posted a selfie that accompanied text quoting rapper 21 Savage's song lyrics in his post saying, “We getting that Jewish money, Everything is Kosher.”
Darren Rovell, sports business reporter for ActionNetworkHQ tweeted to his followers after posting a screenshot of James's post, "go find a Jew and read this to them. Any one -- Adam Silver, Dan Gilbert, David Stern -- then tell me how they reacted and come back to me."
James has since then removed the post from his social media account.
James is no stranger to controversy, this is the second-racially charge controversy of the weekend. Earlier this week he lashed out at NFL owners for having 'slave mentality' towards their players
. James said NFL players, mainly African-American, are frequently subject to treatment he equated to slavery.
“In the NFL they got a bunch of old white men owning teams and they got that slave mentality. And it’s like, ‘This is my team. You do what the f*** I tell y’all to do. Or we get rid of y’all,'" James said on the HBO show The Shop
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