A Message for LeBron James

 

 

By Wayne Allyn Root

Pro Sports in America is dying in front of our very eyes. This will be a story taught in business schools across America for decades to come. The story is about how to kill a multi-billion-dollar empire overnight, with just your big mouth. 

It’s about killing the goose that layed the golden egg. 

It’s about the massive disconnect between the stars of sports and their customers- the people who pay their grossly inflated and obscene salaries.

You are killing yourselves. It’s clearly suicide. Stop talking politics. Soon, you’re going to be playing in front of empty stands. Soon, your ratings will plummet even further. Soon, your apparel and memorabilia will stop selling. You’ve made a tragic mistake and miscalculation.

Before I get to the reason pro athletes should keep politics away from their sports, let me ask LeBron James and his NBA pals a few very important questions.

LeBron, how come you never said a word, let alone threatened to end the season, over black-on-black genocide in big cities across USA? Thousands of black young men are dying on the streets of every inner city. Why don’t you care?

LeBron, how about Chicago? Why doesn’t it bother you that 50 to 100 innocent citizens are shot there every weekend? The victims are virtually 100% black. Why isn’t that worth a boycott? 

LeBron, how about the innocent little black children murdered in gang shootings in big cities across America? It happens every day. Why doesn’t that bother you?

LeBron, how about the millions of black babies aborted? Why not cancel the NBA season for that? Why doesn’t that bother you, LeBron?

LeBron, has any sports league EVER stop playing…or postponed playoff games in history, for a hero cop murdered, or a hero soldier murdered? That’s not important to you?

LeBron, did you or your NBA pals stop playing to honor the retired black police captain in St Louis killed by a thug during BLM riots?

LeBron, did the NBA, or any other sports league postpone games, or threaten to end the season when a sniper murdered five Dallas cops in one day? Why didn’t that bother any pro athletes?

Lebron, did you, or any pro athletes demand games be stopped for the little boy shot in head and murdered two weeks ago? He happened to be white. His murderer happened to be black. That has to be one of the most shocking crimes in history. Who kills a smiling, happy, five-year old child on his bicycle, execution-style? But I never heard a peep from one NBA player. Why? You didn’t notice?

Is the execution of a five-year old less important to you than a white cop killing or wounding a black criminal, who has a long criminal record, and refuses to obey orders from a police officer? Really?

LeBron, isn’t it strange that neither you, nor your NBA pals, ever gave a damn about human rights violations in China? There are billions of dollars to be made looking the other way, while communist China abuses, arrests, tortures and murders their own citizens. China has concentration camps for Muslims. But you know that, right? Obviously, none of that is a problem for NBA players, if billions of dollars are at stake. Right, LeBron?

LeBron, how about the child slave labor in third world countries being paid a few cents a day to sew your sneakers, that make you hundreds of millions of dollars? You’ve never boycotted over that. Why?

Do you see where I’m going LeBron? You and your pals in the NBA, MLB, NFL and NHL seem a tad hypocritical. You don’t notice when cops are shot or killed. You don’t notice the black genocide going on in America’s cities. You don’t notice the young black children killed in gang shootings. Or the millions of aborted black babies. 

You don’t seem to notice the black crime perpetrated upon white citizens. I think that’s important too, don’t you? I think it’s fair game. I think we need a national discussion and debate. I think it’s a two-way street.

By the way, LeBron, if u feel so strongly about ending the season for a bad guy who wanted to kill cops with a knife, what’s stopping you? You should go home. Let other players, who want to play, play. 

And I have the perfect idea for the NFL players thinking of forfeiting a game this season in “honor” of Jacob Blake, the career criminal, sexual assaulter, fighting police on the ground, threatening to kill cops with a knife. If that person is worth taking a stand over, then I think you should quit football. Become a full-time social justice warrior. It doesn’t pay $5 to $10 million per year. You’ll make about $25,000 a year. How’s that sound? Are you willing to give up football to fight full-time for social justice? I didn’t think so.

So, forgive me if all of your customers aren’t on your team on this one. 

LeBron, my advice is simple:SHUT UP. You’re alienating your customers. You’re offending your customers. You know, the ones who pay the grossly inflated and obscene prices for tickets, parking, food and sports apparel at the game. 

Sports and politics don’t mix. We tune into the games to get away from politics. Keep violating that rule and there will be no fans left to pay your grossly inflated and obscene salaries.

LeBron, pull back from the ledge. Because this is suicide.

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David Garza
David Garza
1 month ago

Lebron – should just dribble the ball and keep his mouth shut, now that he has some money he thinks he is somebody.

I no longer watch any sports – these cry babies will soon be paying the price – lets see what they have to say when they get a real job.

Bey Bey
Bey Bey
1 month ago

Black Lives Matter. Middle finger to the leagues

Votedemout
Votedemout
1 month ago

James, you are very incorrect when you think that “white” people aren’t treated like “black” people when they act like thugs and morons. If the idiots we see on the media videos would just follow the instructions from the police they would not suffer the consequences that we witness.

You think there is systematic racism from the police, but after years of systematic refusal to follow instructions by many “blacks” it is very understandable that police would see any interaction with a black person problematic. This all started with no father in many black homes to issue discipline to youngsters in their formative years, for that you can thank Lyndon B Johnson.

Frank rampalski
Frank rampalski
1 month ago

Stick to hooping .you are not educated enough to be political. You fall on the same mental line as Lilian Omar
From mn.

TM
TM
1 month ago

Agree with this 100%. You’ve said everything that’s been on my chest. The anger after seeing LeBron’s speech about blacks being killed and afraid. LeBron, I’ve lost all respect for you. I can’t even watch you play. You sounded like a fool. I’m tired of all this BLM crap. Every life matters.

Angela Brice
Angela Brice
1 month ago

Tell dump Trump to shut his big mouth. Remember the talented blacks dominate the sports. Just look around. If we blacks stop playing you won’t have sports at all.

none of your business
none of your business
1 month ago

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Tony Z
1 month ago

This is the best article I’ve seen since this whole thing started! Get this out to every news source possible, hit the nail on the head on every point. I for one will no longer watch the nba, mostly because of lebron and his gibberish and selective views. Thank you for getting this out for all to see, we all need to wake up!

M Strom
M Strom
1 month ago

If I were to compare people who were considered “essential” in these times, it wouldn’t be the entertainers, sports or Hollywood, but rather those in the front lines who serve people to keep them safe and healthy for a salary that’s not anywhere near the salary of the sports entertainers and Hollywood actors and actresses. We NEED our doctors, nurses and medical personnel. We NEED our first responders, police, fire persons, military. We NEED those teachers and educational personnel to teach the next generations! We NEED those people who check us out in the grocery stores, and other places that are deemed essential now, and these people definitely don’t make lots of money for doing their jobs daily. When does money or acting talent or athletic talent make someone intelligent and wise, or make them think their thoughts carry any more weight than the rest of us average Joes, just working our butts off at our own jobs and trying to make a difference when we can. Stick to what you are talented at and leave your opinions in your own group discussions and off the social media. I am as intelligent as you are and you don’t see me on TV or social media. I can stand with my own opinions. I don’t need yours choked down my throat.

Michael A.
Michael A.
1 month ago

I quit watching years ago. Why? I could see this coming. It was the obscene salaries for me. Now politics is involved and its still over but with prejudice from me.

James
James
1 month ago

Remember he has big school in Akron with 80% graduates go to college Americans are crazy and fuel by trump division and it shows on the streets by abuse of force that’s been going on for years white criminals don’t get treated like that not even 20% of the time when being involved with police point blank period there needs to be some adjustments in police force all over the country some shit they get away with is uncalled for everyday everybody needs to be held accountable for there actions and innocence until proven guilty

Dtr
Dtr
1 month ago

Please get this article out to as many people as you can

Ah b yaw
Ah b yaw
1 month ago

Keep politics out of sport. Donate half of your money for charities if you care for the black. Otherwise u are my idol no more.

Don
Don
1 month ago

True that James and company are not speaking out over these other losses of life but the true culprit is the media. And who exactly is the media?

De
De
1 month ago

I agree with this, 100% If want to change things why don’t he use his money to help people in positive way.. oh no that means that he have to give up in his rich lifestyle of course we all know that’s not going to happen.. so hear we are going to boycott NBA.. because I don’t want to Watch someone is a hypocrite.. P.S. If don’t resist arrest you’re not gonna get hurt.

Richard Brazee
Richard Brazee
1 month ago

Thank you for telling everyone what is really going on. It’s about time White people stand up to all of this BLM bullshit. Let the sports all stop playing, see where back for you country.

M. Barger
M. Barger
1 month ago

Somehow get this message on some of the National sports shows!This needs to be heard.

Cathy Parker
1 month ago

So true! They are stupid if they think blacks aren’t killing whites or other blacks! But supporting a sexual monster who would have killed a cop if given the chance is the last straw for me! They are not heroes! They are cowards if they don’t stand up for the truth!

F. R. Darke
F. R. Darke
1 month ago

Touché, and indubitably, wholeheartedly agree 100%. Also, the political jargon on sports talk shows is getting so into the leftest aspects by pandering to BLM and beliefs that are not shared by any sort of majority of viewers. Most of it sounds ungenuine in nature to begin with and dumbs-down the audience. It has caused me to be uninterested in a pastime I normally wait for and look forward to viewing. I certainly hope it is not too late to make some sort of turnaround on these matters. All lives matter!