Sports journalist slams Lebron for ‘race victim’ comments

Jason Whitlock, a black sports journalist who co-hosts Fox Sports’ “Speak For Yourself” with Colin Cowherd, had something to say about LeBron James’ response to the racial slur painted on the gate of his property in Brentwood, California.

James had stated in a press briefing Wednesday evening, “No matter how much money you have, how famous you are, how many people admire you, being black in America is tough. We have a long way to go … until we feel equal.”

Additionally, James had compared the vandalism to the lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till by two white men in Mississippi in 1955.

Whitlock said that analogy is “preposterous.”

In an interview Thursday, he weighed in on the racial slurs and said it was a disrespectful inconvenience, but that James has fallen into the far-left trap of “there’s value in embracing your victimhood.”

Whitlock said what happened to Emmett Till is one of the most tragic events in African American history.  “There’s no analogy between that and what happened to LeBron James, where he had the n-word sprayed painted on his $20 million Brentwood home. He wasn’t there, his family wasn’t there, he just heard about it. He’s on stage, ‘oh my family’s safe.’ From what, spray paint? They’re in Cleveland!” Whitlock said.

He said James needs to stop “embracing his victimhood, because he’s not a victim and it’s a terrible message for black people.”

Watch the full interview below.

He also hit on the issue on Twitter:

Below is the earlier press briefing with LeBron James.

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