LeBron James Compares NFL Team Owners to Slave Masters on Episode of ‘The Shop’


LeBron James shared his opinion on NFL team owners, and he doesn’t think very highly of them.

The Los Angeles Lakers forward talked about the league and what he believes is its stance on players speaking out on social issues. James had the discussion on his show “The Shop,” and some of the guest included Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley, James’ business partner Maverick Carter, as well as Ice Cube.

LeBron James said NFL team owners are old white men with slave mentality.

“In the NFL, they got a bunch of old white men owning teams and they got that slave mentality,” said James. “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.’ “

“I’m so appreciative in our league of our commissioner” he added. “He doesn’t mind us having a real feeling and be able to express that. It doesn’t even matter if Adam agrees with what we are saying, he at least wants to hear us out. And as long as we are doing it in a very educational, non-violent way, then he’s absolutely okay with it.”

LeBron hasn’t bitten his tongue much when it comes to addressing social issues, despite being the face of the NBA and such a mainstream draw.

Like in November of last year, for example, when he spoke out about Colin Kaepernick seemingly being blackballed by the NFL for kneeling during pregame performances of the national anthem. And James also wore Kap’s Nike shirt to show him support.

Plus, the NBA star has been extremely critical of President Donald Trump and even called him a bum at one point, which obviously got plenty of attention.

You can see a clip of James talking about the NFL below.

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