LeBron James has gone from being one of the most beloved athletes in the country to being one of the most hated. Sixth most hated, to be exact.
After “The Decision”, James has been vilified not only in Cleveland, but nationally as well. It has been one of the biggest stories of the summer. You know things are getting out of control when people take the time to make Hollywood Hulk nWo videos.
But LeBron thinks there’s more to it than simply fans disliking the move he made, or how he did it. He thinks race has played a huge factor in the negative coverage.
"I think so at times," James said. "It’s always, you know, a race factor."
Said Carter: "It definitely played a role in some of the stuff coming out of the media, things that were written for sure."
LeBron, stop acting like you are the first person who has left a team and felt the onslaught of criticism. You aren’t even the first in Cleveland. Jim Thome left the Indians after the 2002 season, and fans still boo him when he comes to town. And he’s just an “aw shucks” white guy who eats pancakes before every game!
For the nine billionth time, it’s so much that you decided to leave, it’s how you decided to do it. You kicked Cleveland in the balls for an hour straight. It was so bad that the entire country had Cleveland’s back. How often does that happen?
Your decision even reaches out to people who really couldn’t care less about sports. My coworker, Boone, doesn’t follow sports. At all. He just put it perfectly:
“When people start feeling bad for Cleveland, you know something’s wrong”.
The country hasn’t been piling on you because you’re black, everyone hates you because you’re a D-BAG. Look at Brett Favre, he’s as white as can be. Big pickup truck, Wrangler jeans, dirty hat, scruffy beard, plays football in the mud, blah blah blah. He’s a white country hick. Everyone thinks he’s a D-BAG. You know why? Because he does D-BAGGY things. He doesn’t go to training camp, doesn’t let his teams know his intentions, doesn’t let anyone know if he’s healthy or not, etc.
Look, I’m sure some people (namely racists) have increased their hatred because of all this, but since they’re racists, they hated you anyway. But not for one second do I think that if you were white, this wouldn’t be as big of a story.
You essentially bought an ESPN program and left your hometown team. The team you said you were going to bring a championship to. The team who’s fans you said you adored, and you were one of us. That’s why you’re the sixth most hated person in sports.
It’s not because you’re black, it’s because you’re a D-BAG.
And what I wish I could say here. Although this one has nothing to do with race. Just funny.