Image Of Lebron James At Sons Game Goes Viral
NBA superstar LeBron James is once again facing backlash after a video of him walking into his son’s college basketball game and taking a seat while the National Anthem played went viral.
The thirty-four-second clip caught the attention of many, racking up over 3.9 million views on X in under twenty-four hours. Fans and critics alike were quick to criticize James’ actions, calling them disrespectful and questioning his patriotism.
The video, captured by O.C. Register reporter Luca Evans, shows James casually strolling into the basketball arena while the National Anthem plays in the background. However, the clip does not show the entire playing of the Anthem. Conservative Collin Rugg shared the video on social media, calling out James for his lack of respect for the country that gave him the platform to become a basketball star and a billionaire.
This is not the first time James has been called out for his controversial actions and comments about the United States. Last year, he made headlines for suggesting that WNBA star Brittney Griner, who was detained in Russia at the time, should not even want to come back to America.
He also claimed that America was a racist and oppressive country, and that being black in America was a struggle. This sparked debate and divided opinions among fans, with many criticizing James for his viewpoints.
In response to the backlash, James defended himself by stating that he spoke from his personal experiences and that others cannot understand the struggles of being a person of color unless they are one themselves. He also argued that racism and discrimination still exist in the country and that more needs to be done to bring about lasting change.
The controversial video of James ignoring the National Anthem comes during a time when the Anthem and patriotism have been hotly debated topics in the world of sports. Many athletes, including James, have taken a stance by kneeling or choosing not to participate in the playing of the Anthem to protest social injustice and police brutality. These actions have been met with both support and criticism, with some fans feeling that it is disrespectful to the country and its flag.
As this latest incident with James causes a stir online, the debate about patriotism and social activism in sports is sure to continue. Whether fans agree with James’ actions or not, it is clear that he is not afraid to speak his mind and use his platform to raise awareness about issues that he is passionate about. Only time will tell how this will affect his reputation in the eyes of his fans.