NBA superstar LeBron James is among many sports figures who have received a leading question about Trump, but he really didn’t do himself any favors with his response.
While James is certainly entitled to his opinions on things, there was zero need for him to insult half of the country while he was expressing them.
But that thought didn’t seem to even enter his mind. Questioning half the country’s intelligence is an unbelievably bad look.
The Daily Wire shares what James had to say.
“No matter whether you voted for him or not, you may have made a mistake and that’s OK, if you voted for him. It’s OK. I’ve done things for my daughter and realized I shouldn’t have gave my daughter that many damn Skittles. Maybe I shouldn’t have done that,” he said.
Then he hit at his own fans in the state of Ohio for giving Trump the vote, echoing Hillary’s “basket of deplorables” comments.
“At the end of the day, I don’t think a lot of people was educated,” he said. “And I think that’s one of the biggest problems that we have. When it becomes vote time, people are just not educated on either the individual or what’s going on in the state of the world right now. … I don’t think a lot of people are educated and they make choices and say things that are uneducated.”
If we read between the lines, those that voted for Trump are by extension unintelligent.
Really? That’s a pretty mind-boggling way of looking at things. There’s mensa candidates on both sides of the aisle, and there’s also crayons that could use some more sharpening. What does that have to do with anything whatsoever?
The answer is nothing. In fact, it’s the cheap way out. James seems to be suggesting that ‘If someone doesn’t agree with everything I have to say on the issue, then they must be stupid.’
It’s absolutely unfathomable that there’s a whole bunch of grownups out there that are digging their feet in the sand and refusing to acknowledge that they may be wrong.
So while we wish superstar LeBron all the best in his endeavors on the court, we can’t help but say “maybe you deserved this” when a sports report surfaced the next day. From Fox 8:
LeBron James turned his left ankle during practice Wednesday night, his first workout with newly signed teammate Dwyane Wade.
A Cavaliers spokesman said James had X-rays,which were negative. The three-time NBA champion didn’t practice Thursday so he could undergo treatment. He’s expected to be day to day.
The severity of James’ injury is not known.
Thankfully LeBron doesn’t seem to be too hurt, but maybe he needs a few days off the court to reconsider what he said about his fellow Ohioans and fellow Americans.
Get better LeBron – and stop talking about average Americans like you’re so d**n entitled.
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