LeBron James had posted the lyrics of a song by the Rapper 21 Savage on Instagram in which, among others, to “kosher Jewish money”. James was to be seen in the contribution in a Lakers Sweatshirt at the wheel of a luxury car.

The former ESPN employee Darren Rovell defendant then the problem of dealing with stereotypes, in which people of the Jewish faith as a rich and greedy are shown. “I’m surprised that someone like LeBron, who actually makes hardly any mistakes, post something like that,” tweeted Rovell: “When you quoted another Person, absolve the of any responsibility for the content of the words? I’m not saying no, especially when you have 45 million Followers.”

“Old white men”

James left via ESPN’s official apology to follow. It had not been “definitely not” his intention “to hurt someone deliberately, or to offend. That is why I have not posted this Text.” The Song he liked easy, which is why he got his Followers to be a part of: “But, apparently, many people have felt attacked, I apologize.”

Already, a few days ago James had been publicly criticized, after he had referred to the owners of the NFL Teams on TV channel HBO as the “old white men” with a “slave mentality”. The 33-Year-old, who had been named in the past have often been the political and social ills, and criticized the desire of the NFL owners to “constant control”.


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