It’s fun watching athletes that have made fortunes yet continue to preach the doctrine of America-hatred get what’s coming to them and face some measure of just desert, isn’t it?
If you think so, as I do, then the whole Brittney Griner thing has been hilarious, as she’s been taught a major lesson about how the rest of the world views law breaking and pot smoking, with the Russian Federation looking like it will toss her in prison for a decade for smuggling hashish oil into the country. Hilarious!
But Lebron James then made things even better by sticking his foot in his mouth attacking America, which was then followed by the even more hilarious spectacle of him apologizing. Let’s check with Outkick for the details:
Hours after LeBron James seamlessly shoved his foot in his mouth – stating that Brittney Griner should question wanting to go back to the United States – the Lakers’ attention whore attempted to remove the foot and walk back his comments.
It didn’t go well.
Early Tuesday afternoon, HBO’s “The Shop” dropped a trailer for an upcoming episode in which LeBron said of the United States’ attempts to free Brittney Griner from a Russian prison: “Now, how can she feel like America has her back? I would be feeling like, ‘Do I even want to go back to America?’”
Unless LeBron is referencing the apparent distaste Griner, who pled guilty to drug charges in Russia last week, has shown towards the U.S. – while stateside she made a habit of kneeling for the national anthem and previously told The Arizona Republic “I honestly feel we should not play the national anthem during our season,”- it’s hard to image anyone giving a second thought to trading a Russian prison cell for the freedom offered in America.
Outkick absolutely nails it here. Perhaps a Russian prison cell would be more comfortable for Griner. Perhaps King James should charter a plane and go himself, maybe see what he can do?
If he is so concerned, perhaps he should put his money where his huge mouth is?
But he won’t, of course, as that would require taking a stand for something rather than just shooting off his mouth and making a fool of himself. And so he apologized, saying:
“My comments on “The Shop” regarding Brittney Griner wasn’t knocking our beautiful country. I was simply saying how she’s probably feeling emotionally along with so many other emotions, thoughts, etc. inside that cage she’s been in for over 100+ days! Long story short #BringHerHome,” wrote James in a late Tuesday tweet.
Well, that’s nice, except that he absolutely and quite obviously was attacking America with his comments. That was the whole point of them.
LeBron James is as un-American as Brittney Griner, and about as smart.
Maybe he is a little smarter, as he has never smuggled drugs into Russia, but there’s still time for him to try that out! Maybe he’ll be even more brazen about it and try smoking a joint while walking off the airplane. Maybe if we all sign a petition we can convince him to do so and get him locked up…
I’d be curious how far old Joe would bend over backward to bring America-hating LeBron James back from a gulag.
LeBron would definitely learn to play defense there, though I think we’d all much more enjoy seeing him stuck in a modern version of the Gulag Archipelago than coming back to America from one!