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CINCINNATI, OH- A bar owner in Cincinnati has vowed to cease showing NBA games until resident virtue signaling Los Angeles Lakers basketball player LeBron James is “expelled” from the league, according to a report on Fox News.
James is currently not playing due to sustaining a little boo boo, apparently a “high ankle sprain.”
Aside from Major League Baseball, players in the NBA are probably the most fragile among athletes playing in the four major sports. Basically if someone touches a basketball player’s uniform it’s a foul. So despite James’ “tough guy” persona, he’s really pretty much a wuss.
How weak are NBA basketball players? In 2011, then-New England Patriots lineman Logan Mankins tore his ACL in the first game of the season. Mankins went on to start a total of 15 games for the Patriots in that season.
In the NHL, during the 2013 Eastern Conference finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell blocked a slapshot, breaking his leg. Instead of crawling to the bench, Campbell continued to kill off a penalty and stayed on the ice for nearly a full minute afterward.
Contrast that with NBA loudmouth and resident social justice warrior LeBron James. In 2007, poor LeBron had to sit out five games with a sprained finger.
In 2003, he missed three games with a sprained ankle. In 2010, he sat out four games to rest his elbow. Currently, James has missed over a month with an ankle sprain, while still raking in his salary.
The point? James, who is a billionaire and who makes more in one game than most Americans earn in a year, while playing a child’s game is one of the biggest babies in the NBA. Or more accurately, in the entire sporting world.
Not only that but James is the world’s biggest hypocrite. He rails about so-called systemic racism in the United States, yet defended Communist China when pro-Democracy demonstrations were occurring in Hong Kong.
This despite the Chinese Communist regime putting Muslim Uyghurs in concentration camps and in spite of Nike using Chinese slave labor to manufacture the Nike sneakers which this fraud gets paid millions to rep.
Linnie’s Pub in Delhi Township in Cincinnati announced in a Facebook post on Wednesday that they would no longer show NBA games.
That came on the same day James posted a tweet that a number of people interpreted to be a threat on the Columbus police officer who shot a teenager as she was attempting to stab another teenager to death.
The teen who was shot, 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant died of her wounds, prompting James’ threat.
James posted a tweet with a picture of the Columbus officer, reading “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY” which appeared to be a threat on the life of the officer.
James later deleted the tweet after receiving significant criticism. Of course it’s easy for someone like James to criticize life and death decisions made by police officers, who must make such decisions within a split second.
In a subsequent tweet after deleting the first one, James of course tried to play the victim.
“I’m so damn tired of seeing black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because it’s being used to create more hate- This isn’t about one officer. It’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY.”
I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate -This isn’t about one officer. it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 21, 2021
In a later tweet, James continued his criticism of the officer’s split-second decision to save the life of at least one black teenage girl while unfortunately having to take the life of another:
“ANGER does any of us any good ant that includes myself! Gathering all the facts and educating does though! My anger still is here for what happened [to] that lil girl. My sympathy for her family and may justice prevail!”
ANGER does any of us any good and that includes myself! Gathering all the facts and educating does though! My anger still is here for what happened that lil girl. My sympathy for her family and may justice prevail! 🙏🏾✊🏾🤎👑
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 21, 2021
Clearly, James wasn’t an English scholar in high school.
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The most significant decisions James has to make is whether or not to take a two-point shot or a three-point shot, or maybe whether to flop like a dying fish after an opponent brushes against his uniform.
Moreover, the biggest risk LeFraud takes is the possibility of pulling a muscle in his uterus, er groin. Police officers meanwhile make life and death decisions, without the benefit of having hours to make such decisions.
Maybe it’s time for police officers to consult the self-proclaimed “King” before making such decisions:
Getting back to Linnie’s Pub, they wrote:
“If anyone wants to watch an NBA game, don’t come to Linnie’s Pub. We will not air them until LeBron James has been expelled from the NBA.”
In response, the very childish James posted a tweet of him yawning reading:
“Aww Damn! I was headed there to watch our game tonight and have a drink! Welp.”
Aww Damn! I was headed there to watch our game tonight and have a drink! Welp. 🥴 https://t.co/RRfRksjckM
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 24, 2021
Not that it matters for the NBA, which pretty much nobody is watching. According to Clay Travis of Outkick, NBA ratings were down 45% since 2011-12 on ABC. The last two NBA finals experienced double-digit declines. Ethan Krauss of The Athletic believes that will decline even further this year.
Linneman announced the policy in a Facebook post which has apparently mysteriously disappeared. It isn’t known if Linneman deleted the post, or if the social media police who work for Facebook as “fact checkers” deleted it.
In his deleted post, Linneman said, “They just need to play the game and that’s it. Their opinion doesn’t really matter. They’re using their position to push their opinions and that’s just not right.”
The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that Linneman claimed if either former President Trump or the current occupant of the White House, Joe Biden made similar statements there would be calls for impeachment.
Linneman is one of a number of sports fans who have had enough of virtue signaling by major sports. Major League Baseball, which moved the All Star Game out of majority black Atlanta, Georgia to overwhelmingly white Denver, Colorado due to Georgia’s new voting bill is feeling such a backlash.
According to Morning Consult, “MLB had the highest net favorability rating among Republicans of the four major sports leagues before the All-Star game decision, but last week dropped below that of both the NHL and NFL,” they noted.
In other words, the message is clear to LeBron James, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and the rest of the woke zealots in professional sports. Just shut up and play the game.
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