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LeBron to Media: Why Aren't You Asking Us About Jerry Jones Like You Did with Kyrie?

 


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On Wednesday (November 30), LeBron James turned the tables on the media and questioned them about why they haven't been asking athletes about the unearthed photo of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones taking part in a protest against black students entering his Little Rock High School in 1957.

LeBron asked why the media hasn't kept the same energy with the Jerry Jones photo as it did when it comes to the controversy surrounding Kyrie Irving. LeBron stated, "I was wondering why I haven’t gotten a question from you guys about the Jerry Jones photo, but when the Kyrie thing was going on, you guys were quick to access questions about that."

When a journalist tried to interject, LeBron stated, "Okay, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on. I only want you guys to say nothing." He then added, "When I watched Kryrie talk, and he says, ‘I know who I am,’ but I want to keep the same energy when we’re talking about my people and the things that we’ve been through."

LeBron continued, "And that Jerry Jones photo is one of those moments that our people, Black people, have been through in America. And I feel like. As a Black man, as a Black athlete, as someone with power and a platform. When we do something wrong or something that people don’t agree with, it’s every tabloid; every news coverage is on..the bottom ticker is it’s asked about every single day. But it seems like to me that the whole Jerry Jones situation photo, and I know it was years and years ago, and we all make mistakes. I get it. They seem like it’s just been buried under like, oh, it happened. Okay. We just we just move on. And I was just kind of disappointed. I haven’t received that question from you guys. Appreciate it."