LeBron James’ reaction to the deadly shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant has pissed off certain people. One of such people is the Ohio bar owner Jay Linneman, who apparently decided that no NBA games will be aired into his bar until LeBron James is expelled from NBA.
According to MSN, Linneman took to Facebook to announce that he will no longer be airing any NBA league games in his establishment and LeBron is expelled. He also stated that the players simply “just need to play the game and that’s it” and went as far as to say that “their opinion doesn’t really matter.”
If anyone wants to watch an NBA game, don’t come to Linnie’s Pub. We will not air them until Lebron James has been expelled from the NBA.
After hearing the news that Linneman has gone through such lengths to show his distaste for one of NBA’s finest, James took to Twitter to respond to his announcement.
James took to Twitter to express dismay over the shooting of Bryant on Wednesday. He later ended up deleting the tweet and explained that his words were in turn being used for spreading hatred.
I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate. This isn’t about one officer it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY.
The shooting of Bryant took place on the same day as Derek Chauvin’s judgment came forward for the killing of George Floyd. Donald Trump also commented on James’ comments, and called him a ‘racist.’[Via]