Sometimes it feels really good to watch a big-mouthed public figure insert their size 13 Jordan’s into the aforementioned mouth, doesn’t it? I mean come on, who amongst us hasn’t gotten a chuckle at some self-righteous social justice warrior saying something completely asinine and subsequently getting ROASTED for it?
Just about the only thing funnier is the inevitable “clarification”. Just stick to your stupid guns and double down, I say. If you are going to be wrong, be wrong like a man!
Recently one of our most dim-witted famous athletes, LeBron James, had some rather interesting thoughts about Brittney Griner. When will LeBoob James realize, thoughts should sometimes stay in his empty head? Let’s check with Outkick for the details:
Hours after LeBron James seamlessly shoved his foot in his mouth – stating that Brittney Griner should question wanting to go back to the United States – the Lakers’ attention whore attempted to remove the foot and walk back his comments.
It didn’t go well.
Let’s just stop right here. Brittney Griner isn’t exactly a fan of America and given her comments and reticence towards our flag and anthem, my guess is most of us don’t care if she ever comes back. Is the quality of play in the WNBA suffering? Hard to tell as it isn’t exactly good to begin with, and approximately 18 people attend games.
Early Tuesday afternoon, HBO’s “The Shop” dropped a trailer for an upcoming episode in which LeBron said of the United States’ attempts to free Brittney Griner from a Russian prison: “Now, how can she feel like America has her back? I would be feeling like, ‘Do I even want to go back to America?’”
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Why the hell should America have her back? She waltzed into a foreign country, one that already doesn’t have the best relationship with this White House and got popped for drug possession! Why should America bail her out?
Let’s couple that with her blatantly un-American attitude and general disdain for this country, and it would be surprising if America cared AT ALL!
Unless LeBron is referencing the apparent distaste Griner, who pled guilty to drug charges in Russia last week, has shown towards the U.S. – while stateside she made a habit of kneeling for the national anthem and previously told The Arizona Republic “I honestly feel we should not play the national anthem during our season,”- it’s hard to image anyone giving a second thought to trading a Russian prison cell for the freedom offered in America.
Outkick absolutely nails it here. Perhaps a Russian prison cell would be more comfortable for Griner. Perhaps King James should charter a plane and go himself, maybe see what he can do? If he is so concerned, perhaps he should put his money where his huge mouth is?
Nah, James is far more interested in taking pot shots at the police, Conservatives, America and anything else he doesn’t agree with on any given day. That is, when he isn’t overwrought with concern that he is being hunted by the police.
LeBron James says if he were Brittney Griner, he'd question returning to the United States. https://t.co/f8y7bKtoZk
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 12, 2022
Rather than admit how flat-out dumb his statements were, LeBron played defense for the first time in years and attempted (unsuccessfully) to clarify his comments, blaming his words on Griner’s perceived emotions.
“My comments on “The Shop” regarding Brittney Griner wasn’t knocking our beautiful country. I was simply saying how she’s probably feeling emotionally along with so many other emotions, thoughts, etc. inside that cage she’s been in for over 100+ days! Long story short #BringHerHome,” wrote James in a late Tuesday tweet.
Yes LeBron, your comments were ABSOLUTELY knocking our country, a country you are blessed to live and make an exorbitant living in, for nothing more than being freakishly athletic. You’re welcome. Certainly, you aren’t making a living with your charm or acting skills. Space Jam 2? Gross.
The bottom line here is LeBron James is as un-American as Brittney Griner, and about as smart. Maybe a little smarter, as he has never smuggled drugs into Russia, but there’s still time! I’d be curious how far old Joe would bend over backward to bring James back from a gulag. LeBron would definitely learn to play defense there!