Douglas Andrews / April 22, 2021

LeBron James: A Stooge for All Seasons

The woke NBA superstar continues to get a pass for his ChiCom appeasement and his reckless racial rhetoric.

Poor LeBron James. He’s still the most famous basketball player on the planet, but with his best balling days behind him, he seems to be struggling with what to do when he grows up. Should he continue to hone his skills as an apologist for the murderous and genocidal communist Chinese? Or should he instead focus his efforts on being a full-time stooge for the corrupt and racially poisonous racket called Black Lives Matter?

Dude has some broad shoulders. Maybe he can do both.

As we noted last year, and as Fox Sports Radio host Clay Travis and conservative analyst Ben Shapiro noted again earlier this week, James and his fellow NBA multimillionaires are happy to promote every social justice cause in America, but when the topic is genocide or slave labor perpetrated by their shoemaking ChiCom benefactors, they just can’t seem to stay a-woke.

“LeBron James for years has been a Chinese apologist,” Shapiro said on his radio show. “He obviously was very upset that anybody had anything to say about the Chinese takeover of Hong Kong. LeBron had no statements on that, but he does have statements every other day how living as a black American means you’re [under] existential threat thanks to American white supremacy.”

And, as Travis added, “There is cotton being produced from the Xinjiang region in China by the Muslim Uyghurs that is considered to be slave-produced cotton.”

Think about that: Dozens of NBA mega-millionaires falsely claim that blacks are being “hunted down in the streets” of America while at the same time taking money from a murderous regime that uses slave labor to pick its cotton.

And then there was the police-involved shooting Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio, in which a white cop made a split-second decision to use deadly force against Ma'Khia Bryant, a knife-wielding 16-year-old black girl who, as police body-cam footage reveals, appeared just about to plunge the blade into an unarmed black girl she’d pinned against a car.

It was a tragic loss of life — one that would seem to call for a cool-headed response until all the facts had been gathered.

But no. LeBron James, whose annual income is somewhere around $80 million, saw fit to tweet out to his 50 million Twitter followers a death threat to the cop whose annual salary is less than one one-thousandth that of his own. “YOU’RE NEXT,” he typed above a picture of the otherwise-anonymous police officer. (Which reminds us: Does anyone know the name of the cop who shot Ashli Babbitt on January 6 in the Capitol?)

James’s handlers must’ve talked some sense into him, because he yanked his despicable tweet in relatively short order. But he didn’t apologize. Instead, he tried to rationalize it with a follow-up tweet: “I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police,” he huffed. “I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate — This isn’t about one officer,” James explained. “it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY.”

Yeah, LeBron, damn that white supremacist system for holding you accountable for your words.

And speaking of ACCOUNTABILITY, where are the Twitter police? They quickly silenced a sitting U.S. president for telling his supporters to “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard,” yet appear unwilling to so much as slap the wrist of this loudmouthed leftist stooge who publicly threatened the life of a cop.

For a long time now, we’ve known that our nation has a two-tiered system of justice and tolerance: one for the rich, and one for the poor. Increasingly, though, we’re seeing two more tiers: one for the Left, and one for the Right.


UPDATE: The National Fraternal Order of Police has weighed in on LeBron’s rotten remark: “King James, with his vast resources & influence, should educate himself and, frankly, has a responsibility to do so, on the facts before weighing in. This is disgraceful & extremely reckless. The officer saved a young girl’s life. No amount of gaslighting will change that fact.”

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