LeBron James, a well-known inconsistent sports lover, now has a newfound favorite team in football.
Additionally, his justification for switching sides does not hold up under scrutiny.
James casually announced his new allegiance while speaking with his business partner and boyhood friend Maverick Carter on Instagram Live.
WARNING: The following video contains vulgar language that some viewers may find offensive
LeBron James said on Instagram Live that he is no longer a #Cowboys fan because he can no longer morally support the team after ownership prevented the players from kneeling during the National Anthem.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 28, 2022
“I ain’t heard you talk s*** about the Cowboys in a long time,” Carter said in the clip. “I mean, maybe since like 1997 or something. You still a Cowboys fan?”
James said, “Nah, man. “I had to pull out on the Cowboys, man. It’s just a lot of things that was going on when guys were kneeling (for the national anthem) and guys were having freedom of speech and wanted to do it in a very peaceful manner.”
It’s noteworthy that James had a lisp in this clip, which is interesting. His speech obviously sounded different from what the majority of NBA fans are accustomed to, whether it was something as harmless as taking out a retainer or whether he was chewing tobacco.
“A lot of people in [the Cowboys’] front office and a lot of people that ran the organization, they were like, ‘If you do that around here, then you would never play for this franchise again,’” according to James. “I just didn’t think that was appropriate.”
“Makes total sense,” said Carter.
Does it, though?
You may say what you want about James and the communist garbage that he likes to spread, but James is unquestionably one of the greatest athletes in Basketball history. Again, objectively speaking, James is also a fair-weather fan—one of the worst sports fans you will ever meet.
Move over Drake. LeBron is the ultimate baseball bandwagoner. 😅 pic.twitter.com/9t2URLVPqU
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) October 21, 2020
James has a history of supporting the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Cleveland Indians (now the Guardians).
When it comes to the NFL, he isn’t much better, having at various times been a well-known Cowboys, Cleveland Browns (James is from Akron, Ohio, and believes they are substituting the Cowboys for him), and Los Angeles Rams fan.
And the better it is for James’ legacy, the less stated about his allegiances to NBA teams.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
There are very few acceptable circumstances for switching team allegiances, such as a team leaving a city or an owner committing a crime (owner incompetence is not grounds for switching team allegiances, save for the most egregious of cases.)
But all jokes aside, James’ reasoning for disavowing the Cowboys is a major issue in and of itself. Especially coming from an NBA megastar who seems mighty cozy with China.
You know, China — where, if your boss tells you to stand for the national anthem, instead of a threat of firing, it’s basically a threat of death (or at least a threat of a swift and mysterious removal.) CONTINUE READING…