In a not-so-subtle attack on the White Population in the USA, LeBron James states that White Owner's are Slave Mentality and need to be brought down.
During Friday’s episode of "The Shop" on HBO, basketball player LeBron James unfavorably compared the NFL with the NBA, claiming that the league is run by men with a "slave mentality."
In the NFL, they got a bunch of old white men owning teams, and they got that slave mentality. And it's like, "This is my team. You do what the f*** I tell y'all to do or we get rid of y'all."
The episode featured businessman Maverick Carter, football player Todd Gurley, late-night talkshow host Jimmy Kimmel, and actor Ice Cube.
Leading up to James’ remark, the group had the following exchange:
CARTER: Todd ... do you feel like the protests are over? Like, it was a big deal. You hear talk, rumblings about it around the league anymore at all? GURLEY: Not that much – CARTER: It's kinda going away, right? GURLEY: Yeah, it's definitely, definitely gone away. For sure, it's not like it was last year. Last year and the year before that, it was just like – CARTER: Do you think it's because guys are afraid that the money thing is on their head? Or is it – GURLEY: Nah, for sure. People definitely are afraid, you know what I'm saying? CARTER: No, like, damn, I don't want to f*** up my career. GURLEY: Not afraid, but it's just like – CARTER: They don't want to f*** up their – GURLEY: Exactly. Exactly. It's definitely, it's a touchy subject, and some guys feel some type of way. Some guys don't. And some guys honestly could give a f*** about how somebody else feels, but, you know, you don't want to be that type of teammate or that type of guy as well, too. CARTER: Of course, of course. In the league, the owners, I mean, we probably all have a feeling. Why do we think they do that? JAMES: Control. CARTER: Control? JAMES: Just control. CARTER: And money? JAMES: No. ICE CUBE: I mean, they're a whole different era, man... JAMES: Yeah, it's, I mean, in the NFL, they got a bunch of old white men owning teams and they've got that slave mentally. And it's like, "This is my team. You do what the f*** I tell y'all to do, or we get rid of y'all."