LeBron James rips NFL owners as ‘old white men’ with ‘slave mentality’
I don’t think it is my imagination that Lay-Bron has been getting more and more vocal in recent times.
Getting his nose into politics, he has expressed several opinions about PDT that have backfired on him and made him look foolish. Now he is bad rapping the same caliber (kissing cousins) of people in the business world/social circles that made him a multi – multi.
LeBron James, who’s been in a few locker rooms, blasted Donald Trump’s explanation of his controversial 2005 comments on women, calling them “trash talk.”
“What is locker room talk to me? It’s not what that guy said,” James told reporters, without using the GOP nominee’s name. “We don’t disrespect women.”
“That never comes up,” the four-time NBA MVP added.
You know what I have to say to that:
A very high percentage of guys playing in the NBA came from the streets; AND they never talked like that!! GMAFB
In the new episode that aired Friday night on HBO, James spoke with business partner Maverick Carter, Los Angeles Rams star Todd Gurley and actor/rapper Ice Cube about NFL player protests over social injustice.
After Gurley called it “a touchy subject,” James criticized NFL owners for wanting to exert “control.” James went on to praise NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for his support of players speaking out in favor of social causes.
“In the NFL, they got a bunch of old white men owning teams and they got that slave mentality,” James said. “And it’s like, ‘This is my team. You do what the (expletive) I tell y’all to do. Or we get rid of y’all.’ “
Isn’t that the way businesses of any kind operates. The boss is the boss and they call the shots. If a person does not like the ground rules, they should not let the door hit them where the dog bit them.
Even though Lay-Bron does not work for them directly, I can’t help BUTT wonder how the bunch of old white men owning teams feel about Lay-Brons assessment of them.
This THING with many (not all) of black celebs seems to follow a pattern. When they initially get into the limelight, they putting their best foot forward by trying very hard to fit into society and be accepted by the way they speak and behave. As time progresses and they get entrenched securely into the business world, some revert back to some of their former mannerisms and speech patterns.
I noticed that with quiet a few black celebs. I can’t figure it out if it is a GET-BACK to white society or not. It just maybe the fact; you can take the person out of the neighborhood, BUTT you can’t that the neighborhood out of the person.
Personally, I am a staunch believer in BEING and ACTING like who you are. Popeye says; I yam what I yam!!
To may way of thinking, it is backstabbing and showing a lack of gratitude for a person, regardless of who they are, to bite the hand that fed them, by bad rapping the people that made them rich and famous.
People like Lay-Bron are not doing what is necessary to put out the racial fires, they are only stoking it. When he gets together with his rappies/home boys, his true personality emerges. He feels if he does not get down and denigrate the THE SYSTEM, he is a traitor to THE CAUSE.
The ONLY cause all Americans should have is to do whatever it takes to make it work!!
What does La-Bron think comments like he makes: “In the NFL, they got a bunch of old white men owning teams and they got that slave mentality,” is going to impact all the black people that idolize him?? More hatred for the white man.
In my opinion; the NFL owners are not slave owners , BUTT a bunch of billionaire cowards that are unable to control the people they employ. Regardless of what the issue is; if the boss sets down the rules and the employees do not follow them, they should be immediately dispatched.
How would Lay-Bron like it if he owned a company and the people that worked there, did what they pleased, whenever they pleased and had no regard for the guidelines of the company??
I say; if a person does not like the rules where they work, find employment elsewhere. If the NFL owners did have the slave mentality as Lay-Bron suggests, the rebel players would chained to the benches between plays. I think his assessment is a little extreme.
I can say one thing with absolute certainty. The GET BACK attitude is never going to extinguish racism in this country, it is only going to fuel it. It is going to take two things to make the turn-around; RESPECT AND EDUCATION on all sides of the fence, with everyone, WHITE, BLACK, YELLOW OR BROWN in this country pulling in the same direction. Without those two elements in place, 20 – 50 years from now, we will have accomplished exactly what our politicians have, NOTHING and still be beating a dead horse.
Personally, I don’t see it happening.
Just a political side note: Congress and the Senate made sure their paychecks did not stop if the government was shut down.
Congress gets paid during a shutdown, while staffers don’t. Here’s why …
https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/congress-gets-paid-during-a-shutdown-while-staff…Oct 1, 2013 – It’s one of the cruel paradoxes of the government shutdown: The politicians who are most responsible for the chaos will still get paid. … the House and Senate still draw salaries during the shutdown while many of their staffers …
How do you like those apples. If that does not 1,000% demonstrate whose interest the parasite-politicians have in the forefront, nothing else does. What a disgrace of humanity. The entitled-politicians in this country have slowly BUTT surely brought the country to it’s knees and blame everyone else except themselves.