LeBron James has been more vocal about topics beyond basketball this offseason—most notably his criticisms of President Donald Trump—and it seems that’s by design. GQ magazine dropped a story about James on Tuesday, the opening day of the NBA’s regular season, that follows the Cleveland Cavalier superstar throughout a series of offseason meetings and events. The article sketches the 32-year-old as he looks toward his post-NBA life and relinquishes the identity of perhaps the best athlete in the world. James’ willingness to take on Trump, whom the star famously called a “bum” on Twitter, hints he’s after something bigger than just basketball.
Comments: The NBA is going down the same racist rabbit hole as the NFL. Bad riddance to both.
If you cannot show respect for our flag, country, and those who sacrificed: I, for one, am not interested in litigating your grievances. Show loyalty to our country first, and then I will hear you out.
Why should we cheer for any of these athletes, performers, or entertainers who are not loyal to their country first and foremost?
Blaque Folks are being ´Held Down" but LeBron is quite mistaken about just WHO those people are who control the Blaque Culture and who benefit from Blaque dependency. Mr. James fails to see that the Blaque Greivence industry is the problem and he is contributing to the problem by demanding more and more ´Special´ treatment. Killing each other while blaming the Police is another fashionable deception which keeps the natives restless and only damages their prospects for real progress. The Left destroys everything it touches.
LeBron (and you pro basketball and football players), take a look around the arena, stadium, etc. Over 75% of the faces you will see be white. Same thing for TV. Your leagues won´t continue to be successful and pay your outrageous salaries if you continue to blame your core audience for everything you perceive to be wrong in the world.
You want to make a difference, support the good cops. Encourage them and stand by them to weed out the bad cops (and good cops, you know who the bad ones are, it´s time for you to take a stand, too). Next, really do something about absentee fathers and domestic violence, starting in your own league, in your own team. Get your management and teammates to buy in to the proposition that you won´t tolerate anyone who cats around or beats his wife/GF/significant other/date. But most importantly, you and your fellow athletes need to stop glamorizing "thug life" and "thug culture".
So because, as a sweaty guy that can dunk a ball into a net, makes this guy a brain trust?
If he knew who sold his ancestors into slavery he might shut up as it was the black Africans not the southern plantation owners. The middle men in this trade deal are the ancestors of the northern elite of this country who were the importers. Naturally, they were northern democrats as the anti-slavery Republican party didn´t get founded until the 1840´s
Le Bron can play basketball; otherwise, he´s barely educated or coherent. If these black football and basketball players ever bothered to learn the history of the Democrat Party, they would never be saying what they are saying. They are being used by WHITE LIBERALS.
"Snitches get stitches" and gangsta hiphop grievance-addiction culture is what is wrong with the Democrat inner cities; not random hard working guys like me with friends of every race and ethnicity who vote Republican and will make in our lifetimes far less than LeBron will in a year.
If the folks in Baltimore and St Louis and South Central and Chicago won´t acknowledge the real problem, they will never be able to fix it; not to mention the total collapse of two perfectly good professional sporting passtimes.
I ask again, how many of these kneelers and Blacks like James have used their fame and money to actually help the inner city youth and try to solve the problems they claim exist. While I am sure some have, my guess is that most haven´t. It is easy to use your "fame" to spout off, especially when you know nothing about which you speak, it is another altogether to actually do something about it.
Haven´t watched/followed the NBA since Michael Jordan retired. Didn´t follow any NCAA March Madness the past 2 years. Don´t have more than a casual awareness of ACC basketball and I´m an NC State alum living in the heart of Tobacco Road.
LeBron is off my radar....im through with him.....GQ so what....he can yak all he wants...crickets.......not interested in anything he says forever more......he bashes trump yet supported Clinton..she´s a real jewel...
And what do those who insist on being identified as Sons of Slaves know about freedom? How quickly if they had the power of majority would they give those who identify as Sons of Liberty the equality offered by Communism?
False hope and fake change or vice versa? Fake hope and false change. And no reason or reasoning.
BONN, Germany — As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year’s global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting global warming. The two-week meeting in Bonn, Germany, was billed as a "blue-collar" event designed to hammer out the technical details of the 2015 Paris climate accord. But fears had loomed beforehand that the administration of President Donald Trump, who rejects the Paris agreement, would seek to block any advances seen as counter to American interests. In the end,
The father of one of the UCLA basketball players arrested on suspicion of shoplifting while on tour in China isn´t praising President Donald Trump for his involvement in their release. When asked by ESPN what role the president played in brokering his son´s freedom, LaVar Ball — a former basketball player himself and star on the Facebook reality series "Ball in the Family" — responded with his own questions. "Who? What was he over there for? Don´t tell me nothing," Ball said. "Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out." Ball in EPSN´s report on Saturday also downplayed
Democrats certainly don’t appear to have an issue with using fear to fundraise. A Senate Majority PAC mailer with an enclosed letter from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tied together the Kremlin and neo-Nazis with corporate tax cuts. “This Must Stop,” the mailer says above the words, “Corporate Tax Cuts. Discrimination. Kremlin. Medicaid Cuts. Bribes. Repealing Health Care. Neo-Nazis.” The previously unreported letter was obtained by TheDC on Friday. Schumer claimed in it that Trump is turning his back on America in order to help Russia and “billionaire backers.” “Well, the president wasn’t elected to represent Moscow; he was elected to represent the
John Greenleaf Whittier´s poem of The Barefoot Boy with "turned up pantaloons" and "health that mocks the doctor´s rules" may have once symbolized carefree youth but anyone who actually lets his offspring do this today would probably be charged with child abuse. For better or worse modern "helicopter parents" now frown on tree climbing, unsupervised river swims or risky activity. Perhaps as a consequence a Scientific American article says "that since around 2000, teens have become considerably less likely to drive, have an after-school job and date. By the early 2010s, it also appeared that 12th graders were going out
MIAMI On probation for a bloody 1999 gang murder, Miguel Valdes takes a host of pills to keep his longtime schizophrenia in check. Now, he can also legally use another medicine — marijuana, a drug that normally would get a convicted killer locked up for violating probation. A Miami judge, over fierce objections from prosecutors, allowed the 34-year-old Valdes to ingest the herb after he was approved to take part in Florida´s fledgling medical marijuana program. The State Attorney´s office argued that Valdes didn´t need the drug — which he was smoking when he and another man used a tire iron and a
Cosa Nostra´s "boss of bosses," who was serving 26 life sentences as the convicted mastermind of dozens of murders of rivals for power on his Sicilian turf as well as prominent anti-Mafia heroes, died Friday in an Italian hospital prison ward. Salvatore "Toto" Riina´s passing, a day after his 87th birthday, is likely to trigger a scramble for power among Mafia clans in Palermo, the traditional hub of the crime syndicate´s leadership. Nicknamed "the beast" for his ferocity, Riina leaves behind a significantly weakened Cosa Nostra after his ferocious killing campaign eventually backfired, triggering a fierce government crackdown aided by a small
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I have three men in my life who are important to me above everyone else. My husband, my son and my father. These men mean everything to me. Watching Roy Moore go through the current media circus has made me fear for the future of these men whom I love. The idea that someone can lose a career, his reputation, and the public trust over accusations of events that happened decades ago — that no one was witness to, saw, heard, reported, or acknowledged in any significant way— is terrifying. Let me remind you of something that Americans hold sacred:
The FBI confidential informant who went undercover to look into Hillary Clinton’s role in an Obama administration-era uranium company was identified Thursday. William Campbell, a Russian lobbyist, is the informant, according to Reuters. He will be testifying before a congressional committee about the 2010 sale of Uranium One, where a Russian-backed company bought a uranium firm with mines in the U.S. Campbell gave information to the FBI about what he saw while undercover as an informant. Congressional committees have previously tried to interview Campbell, as he was undercover for roughly five years, working to get information on Russia’s efforts to grow its
If you are an evildoer wishing to bring harm to the members of River at Tampa Bay Church, don´t expect congregants to turn the other cheek. They´ll blast you. So says a sign at the church, at 3738 River International Drive in Tampa, that delivers a stark warning to anyone thinking of wreaking havoc. "PLEASE KNOW THIS IS NOT A GUN FREE ZONE," it reads. "WE ARE HEAVILY ARMED — ANY ATTEMPT WILL BE DEALT WITH DEADLY FORCE — YES WE ARE A CHURCH AND WE WILL PROTECT OUR PEOPLE." The message is signed "THE PASTORS." The sign at the 21-year-old church was put
Al Franken is a well-known jerk. I would say that just about everyone who has dealt with him personally knows it, including Senator Amy Klobuchar and his other Senate colleagues. One can see the pure manifestation of this aspect of his character in his treatment of Leeann Tweeden as set forth in her powerful first-person account of his unwanted attention. Franken has issued two statements in response to Tweeden’s account today. First he offered a cursory attempt at exculpation. As his colleagues abandoned him, Franken sensed he couldn’t talk his way out of this jam. He abjectly apologized and joined the
That face, that face, that wonderful face. It shines, it glows, all over the place. Who would have thought that this face was the countenance of a Hollywood siren who was also a brilliant scientist whose invention helped pave the way for present day Wifi, GPS, and Bluetooth? We know there is no official competition or Oscar for the title of the most beautiful woman in the world, and especially one who would shine anywhere. If the search was confined to Hollywood actresses in the mid-1900s, the Golden Age, the likely winner would be Hedy Lamarr, a close winner over other
LaVar Ball, whose son was one of the three UCLA basketball players detained in China for shoplifting last week, said "who?" when asked about President Trump´s role in getting the players released. "Who?" Ball told ESPN when asked about Trump´s role. "What was he over there for? Don´t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.” (Snip) Like I told him, 'They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes.' I'm from L.A. I've seen a lot worse things happen than a guy taking some glasses."
Once upon a time, Hillary Clinton thought the prospect of a presidential candidate declining to pledge to absolutely accept the sanctity of certified election results was "horrifying." She said so in a general election debate in order to attack Donald Trump -- who, at the time, was (recklessly) leaving the door open to challenge the outcome of an election most people expected him to lose. Chief among these people was Hillary Clinton. That´s why she excoriated his dodging and noncommittal answers on the question as dangerous to American democracy. (Snip for video)[Clinton] said she found “horrifying” the intimation he would
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What a disgusting cesspool of self-serving corruption is the nation’s capital and no better example of that can be found today than Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell who, according to longtime political activist, Ned Ryun, was a primary source of the anti-Roy Moore stories that are now attempting to sway the upcoming Alabama special election and help clear the path for a Trump impeachment attempt in 2018.“…I strongly suspect it’s a very short list of people, all who are associated with Mitch McConnell – whether it’s Josh Holmes, whether it’s Karl Rove, might even be Steven Law – I don’t
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A Democratic congresswoman says she was sexually assaulted by a “prominent, historical” senator in the 1980s — and “everyone on Capitol Hill knew” that he was a harasser. “Historical figure, hand kept going up the leg, I took it off. A women member was at the table, recognized what was happening, and said, ‘switch places,´” Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell told CNN. (Snip) Dingell said it happened in her first year of marriage to Rep. John Dingell, whom she wed in 1981. But despite the 36-year time gap, Dingell said she’s still afraid to name the prominent perv.
Apparently, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un had a unique idea for farmers when they fertilize their crops, and it’s causing a wave of parasitic infections across the country: Use human excrement.According to Yahoo News, in 2014 Kim Jong-un instructed farmers to mix human feces with animal waste and organic compost to make fertilizer for their fields. Yahoo notes, “With a lack of livestock to provide animal fertilizer, agriculturists poured the human excrement, also known as ‘night soil,’ on their fields.”Choi Min-Ho, a professor at Seoul National University College of Medicine who specializes in parasites, told Reuters, “Although we do not
In a textbook example of why Facebook users should pause for a moment of reflection before they post, a Democratic candidate for Ohio governor sought Friday to get ahead of any potential sex scandals by announcing the details of his relationships with 50 women. The sexcapade diary was in response to the Al Franken scandal, and included a hayloft romp with a "gorgeous blonde" and a fling with a "red head from Cleveland." “Now that the dogs of war are calling for the head of Senator Al Franken I believe it is time to speak up on behalf of all heterosexual males,”
Former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown asked for leniency from a federal judge in Florida on Friday. She faces a lengthy prison term after being convicted of stealing thousands of dollars that were meant to go to charity. In May, a jury convicted Brown of 18 felony counts, including filing false tax returns, mail fraud, and working with others to run a fake non-profit group. Her conviction represents a major fall from political grace. Brown was one of the first black elected officials to be elected to federal office in Florida in 1992. She represented the Jacksonville, Florida area in the
While editing ‘Vanity Fair’ in the ’80s and ’90s, Daily Beast founder Tina Brown confided some of her best dish to her now published diary, including this gem about Jackie Kennedy. Thursday, July 6, 1989 Quogue- I love how New York changes so completely in the summer. It’s my favorite time of year here, sitting at my wooden desk before the open window with the cool sea breeze. The August issue arrived by FedEx. The Jackie O cover story, and Michael Milken’s rise and fall by Marie, is a much more commercial combo than July. To generate some summer heat I assigned Ed Klein to do Jackie to mark her sixtieth birthday. I asked him because he was always going on about how she liked him when he edited The New York Times Magazine.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders held a white house briefing today after a week of explosive sexual allegations against Judge Roy Moore, Democrat Al Sharpton and more Hollywood stars.During the briefing American Urban Radio Networks correspondent asked her about Hillary Clinton’s worried remarks on President Trump. It was a lob ball and Sanders hit it out of the park. April Ryan: I was talking to Hillary Clinton today about the president’s past and she said, “Look I worry about everything from his past because it tells you how he behaves in the present and the future.” What do you say to that as it