Lamar Jackson Disputes Saying that Racial Bias Against Black QB’s is ‘Still There’

Lamar Jackson Disputes Saying that Racial Bias Against Black QB’s is ‘Still There’

Lamar Jackson seemed to agree that black NFL quarterbacks still face considerable racial bias, but Jackson says that ain’t so.

During his recent appearance on LeBron James’ HBO show The Barbershop, Jackson discussed the topic of racial bias with James and James’ friend and business partner Maverick Carter.

“The truth is there’s a lot of history with them not wanting Black guys to play quarterback . . . . tons of history,” Carter said. “It started with, ‘Well, they can’t think quick enough.’ This is going way back, ’70s, ’80s. It’s dying off.”

James added, “It’s dying off, but it’s still there.”

Jackson then said, “It’s still there. That’s why I need that championship.”

That response prompted ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter to tweet that Jackson agreed with the statement that black QB’s still face racial bias.

However, what seemed to be Schefter’s simple reporting of what Jackson said did not sit well with Lamar Jackson.

Though, if you listen to the conversation, it wasn’t a question. The comment about racial bias against black QBs was stated as fact, and it sure sounded like Jackson agreed with it. The conversation regarding racial bias began at the 19:11 mark.

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Maybe Jackson got caught up in the moment and just said something he didn’t mean? Who knows? But he said what he said.


VIDEO: ‘I am Proud to be an American’: Enes Kanter Freedom Becomes a US Citizen

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is now Enes Kanter Freedom, and he is also an official citizen of the United States of America.

On Monday, the outspoken human rights advocate and fearless critic of Chinese communist slave labor made it official, as he swore the oath of citizenship before a judge while wearing a tee-shirt emblazoned with the American flag.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that the Celtics star, who was born in Switzerland but raised in Turkey and has Turkish citizenship, would choose “Freedom” for his last name and make Kanter his middle name.

Freedom has become the only active NBA player to openly, directly, and consistently criticize China for its numerous human rights violations and massive slave labor programs. Moreover, America’s newest citizen has also taken direct aim at the face of his league, LeBron James, and his intricate ties to communist China and, by extension, slave labor, through his apparel sponsorship deals with Nike.

Freedom has continued his criticism of the regimes in Turkey, China, and their connected corporate sponsors, despite claiming to have received death threats. He even claims the FBI gave him a “panic button” in case he needed emergency help.

The Celtics big man has used his voice and his shoes as part of his quest to shine the spotlight on Chinese slave labor.

Detail of the shoes worn by Enes Kanter #13 of the Boston Celtics with the wording “Free Tibet” during the first half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on October 20, 2021 in New York City. (Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

The shoes of Enes Kanter #13 of the Boston Celtics before the Celtics home opener against the Toronto Raptors at TD Garden on October 22, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

As Breitbart Sports reported, “Since Kanter began his public protests against Beijing, the Celtics have dramatically cut his playing time, resulting in a type of ‘shadow benching’ to keep the star and his anti-communist shoes off the floor.”

Despite his direct criticism of him and his business dealings with China, LeBron James has declined to engage with Freedom in any debate.


WATCH: LeBron Whines to Official, Gets 2 Fans Ejected from Game

WATCH: LeBron Whines to Official, Gets 2 Fans Ejected from Game

Mere days after getting himself ejected from a game, LeBron James got two fans in Indiana ejected from a game.

During Wednesday’s Lakers 124-116 victory over the Pacers, James directed officials to a pair of fans seated in the very expensive courtside area and had them ejected.

James claims that the fans made “obscene” gestures towards him on the floor.

“When obscene gestures and language come into it, (it) can’t be tolerated,” James told media. “There’s a difference from cheering for your team and not wanting the other team to win and things I would never say to a fan and they shouldn’t say to me.”

The pair seemed surprised by James’ insistence that they leave. The female fan even pouted on her way off the floor.

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League regulations permit players to request the removal of fans during games. However, usually, that only happens if there’s been some kind of physical incident. It usually never occurs just based on verbal exchange or even gestures.

But then again, with LeBron James, we are dealing with an overly sensitive prima donna who isn’t used to getting criticized. For example, the NBA media has yet to challenge LeBron on his silence over the missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai or the massive slave labor camps in China that he either directly or indirectly benefits from due to his various sports apparel deals with Nike, or China’s oppression of human rights in Taiwan.

So, yeah, LeBron is very sensitive.


WATCH: Pistons’ Isaiah Stewart Charges LeBron After Brutal Cheap Shot

LeBron James won the game but came close to losing the fight after throwing a cheap shot at Pistons forward Isaiah Stewart, causing the latter to come charging at him in a bloody rage.

James appeared to throw a cheap shot at Stewart as the Pistons were shooting free throws, then Stewart went after James.

LeBron looked genuinely concerned for his safety, as well he should have. The NBA’s leading man and outspoken social justice advocate on all issues not involving China was ejected from the game.

The ejection was only the second of James’ nearly 20-year career.

Another angle shows just how atrocious James’ cheap shot truly was. Stewart clearly had leverage on him and was getting pushed out of the way. It appears losing really bothers James.

No matter, though, James had no interest in fighting and seemed completely content to let the entire Pistons roster, coaching staff, and multiple officials and security personnel prevent him from suffering the consequences of his stupid behavior.

It’s pretty much how he lives his life.


LeBron James Attacks Rittenhouse, FAILS HORRIBLY, Gets OWNED

LeBron James Attacks Rittenhouse, FAILS HORRIBLY, Gets OWNED


Controversial NBA star Lebron James decided to inject himself into the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and decided to make fun of the teenager for crying while recalling his life-threatening situation.

Rittenhouse Breaks Down

Rittenhouse broke into tears while giving his testimony of the self-defense shooting that left two people dead.

The teenager racked up a bunch of serious charges which includes first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree intentional homicide and first-degree attempted intentional homicide.

In 2020, BLM and Antifa rioters were wreaking havoc in Kenosha, Wisconsin and this is where Rittenhouse’s troubles stemmed.

The teen began crying to the point of hyperventilating on the stand as he recalled almost being murdered and being forced to fire his gun to protect his life.

Hypocrite Alert

James decided to insert himself and claimed that Rittenhouse was merely pretending to have emotions.

“What tears????? “I didn’t see one. Man knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court,” LeBron tweeted.

This uncalled-for response drew a lot of criticism towards the basketball player and he got roasted by social media users.

Lebron James Gets Roasted

James is known for being a Chinese communist sympathizer and many did not let him forget his hypocritical ways.

One social media user tweeted:

“You like picking on the powerless a teenager while turning a blind eye to true evil like your Chinese CCP masters that have 2 million Muslims in concentration camps making your sneakers.”

James is also well-known for his ability to fake fouls and injuries.

One comment replying to his post said: “No one knows how to fake something better than you”

There’s a real possibility that Rittenhouse is dealing with PTSD and people pointed that out.

One comment said: “LeBron James appears to be mocking people dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in this post. Why? Is this a joke to you? Not a good look!”

Judge Bruce Schroeder who is residing over the case, provided the young man with a recess so he could try and regain composer.


Enes Kanter Invites Nike Owner Phil Knight to Tour Chinese Concentration Camps

As part of his effort to bring awareness to the vast network of Chinese slave labor camps, Enes Kanter has again addressed Nike Owner Phil Knight asking him to stop using Chinese slave labor to make Nike’s products.

In a Tuesday tweet, Kanter wrote, “How about I book plane tickets for us and let’s fly to China together. We can try to visit these SLAVE labor camps, and you can see it with your own eyes.”

He also invited LeBron James and Michael Jordan along on the trip.

Kanter has been on a campaign for weeks to raise awareness about the evils of Chinese detention camps and the complacency with the slave labor of the world’s apparel industry.

This is not the first time the Boston Celtics player has addressed Nike and its top man, Phil Knight. Just yesterday, Kanter slammed Nike for relying on slave labor for some of its products.

Along with the shoe design he posted on Tuesday, Kanter also posted several last week:

The 29-year-old native of Turkey has been the only NBA player campaigning against real oppression by opposing the communist Chinese government and its widespread use of forced labor in its manufacturing sector.

Kanter has also been a stalwart supporter of freedom in his native country with his opposition to dictator President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He has been so strong in his opposition that the Turkish dictator has issued at least nine arrest warrants for Kanter charging him with “insulting the president.”

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China-Pandering LeBron James Becomes NBA’s First $1 Billion Player

China-Pandering LeBron James Becomes NBA’s First $1 Billion Player

Lakers star LeBron James appears to be cashing in as the NBA’s first active billion-dollar player as his deals in China, Hollywood, as well as his lucrative investments and sponsorships in Nike and other brands grow.

Since he was first drafted into the NBA in 2003, James has already raked in more than $330 million just in playing salary. But he has also reaped more than $700 million in off-court deals, according to Yahoo Entertainment. And with his deals, companies, and investments, that $700 million number can only grow.

LeBron James

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James, 36, is one of the NBA’s highest-paid players this season. He is topped by James Harden, John Wall, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, and Stephen Curry, but because of equal earnings for some of those players, James is still the fourth highest-paid player in the league.

But most of James’ billion-dollar income is from endorsements and investments outside the NBA.

His most lucrative deal is with sportswear giant Nike, a deal worth over a billion in and of itself. James signed a seven-year, $90 million deal with Nike in 2003, and by 2016 he signed on with a “lifetime” contract worth north of $30 million a year. This puts him at the billion-dollar mark all by itself over time.

Nike, of course, is heavily invested in the Chinese market and is said to have raked in upwards of $6 billion in China in just the last year. And as it happens, James is one of Nike’s biggest-selling names in the Chinese market.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 12: LeBron James attends the premiere of Warner Bros "Space Jam: A New Legacy" at Regal LA Live on July 12, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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That is obviously why James refuses to criticize China over its secret police effort to stifle the democratic movement in Hong Kong or its genocidal and systematic imprisonment, exploitation, and elimination of its Muslim minority Uyghur population.

James has a host of other big investments, too. For instance, He owns a two percent stake in the English Premier League soccer club Liverpool FC. He is also invested in American sports after joining a partnership that owns the Boston Red Sox. In addition, he is a large stakeholder in the California-based Blaze Pizza franchise company. He also inked deals with Pepsi and Coke at various times over the last 20 years, and he has deals with the maker of Beats headphones.

The Space Jam star also owns his own newly minted media company named Uninterrupted. The media firm has already inked deals with Netflix, HBO, Disney+, Apple+, CBS, NBC, ABC, and ESPN.


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Speaking of Space Jam: A New Legacy, while it hasn’t been reported exactly how much James will pull in from the movie — it likely depends on what the film ends up making at the box office — but one thing that redounded in James’ favor at the outset is that the state of California gave Space Jam a $21.8 million tax break to film there. So, his project started more than $20 million in the positive column before the film’s first cartoon character hit the boards.

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LeBron James Bent The Knee To Dictator Xi But China Still Isn’t Releasing ‘Space Jam 2’

While LeBron James has been keen on maintaining his cushy relationship with communist China, dictator Xi Jinping has yet to greenlight the NBA star’s new film “Space Jam: A New Legacy” for release.

“The film is carefully neutered to appeal to an apolitical global cinematic marketplace dominated by China,” Politico wrote last week. “Oddly, the ‘Space Jam’ sequel is not currently scheduled for a release in China.”

James stirred up controversy in 2019 when he rebuked Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey for supporting Hong Kong protests for freedom, saying, “We talk about this freedom of speech,” but sometimes “there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you’re not thinking about others and you’re only thinking about yourself.”

The Lakers’ forward, 36, has consistently kowtowed to the genocidal regime to line his pockets. James has a $1 billion lifetime deal with Nike, whose CEO said just last month, “Nike is a brand that is of China and for China.” Nike also sources cotton from the country that gathers more than 80 percent from where Uyghur Muslims are held in slave camps. Meanwhile, the NBA also rakes in billions of dollars from China, while players maintain foreign endorsements that members of Congress have criticized.

Regardless of James’ financial ties to the corrupt regime, there is no scheduled release date for the new “Space Jam” in China. Should China not release the film at all, James would forfeit additional profits, given that he is the co-founder of the global production group SpringHill Company. Warner Bros. stands to lose millions of dollars if the film can’t extend into the Chinese market.

“Despite LeBron James shutting up & dribbling for Chairman Xi, China still won’t allow Space Jam 2 to air, meaning the movie is likely to lose several hundred million dollars,” Outkick founder Clay Travis tweeted Wednesday. “Should be a massive story. LeBron bent the knee & China still spurned him. Yet media isn’t covering it.”

Critics have also slammed the film, which follows the widely-acclaimed 1996 version with basketball legend Michael Jordan. The second “Space Jam” has a 31 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, dampened by left-leaning critics slamming it from the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, indieWire, and others.

“It feels less like a movie than a sales pitch, where Warner Bros. really wants to remind you that it owns everything from Casablanca to Game of Thrones,” Angie Han of FilmWeek described.

“But the movie’s founding joke, the heart of its premise, is a little bittersweet,” K. Austin Collins of Rolling Stone wrote. “Or better yet, sweet and sour. It’s a classic example of what happens when the powerful butt of a joke — in this case, Warner Brothers, but really, the Hollywood studio system of the 21st Century writ large — takes that joke, internalizes it, and passes it off as a form of awareness.”

James faced backlash in April upon tweeting “YOU’RE NEXT” regarding a police officer who saved a minority teen from being stabbed to death, while not maintaining such harsh rhetoric for China and its murderous regime.



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