• Brian L. Barefield

Business Owner Wants NBA Superstar Expelled From The League

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has never been one to back down when it comes to speaking his mind about off the court issues that happen in the African American community. He has been a huge advocate for seeking justice and being the bigger voice for those who are not being heard.

On last week James took to social media after the police shooting of a 16-year-old Black girl in Columbus, Ohio. . “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY,” LeBron tweeted with a photo of the police officer who some believe at the time took the shots.

James deleted the tweet after receiving backlash from individuals who said he didn’t have all the facts and he believed the post was being used for divisive purposes. Well, that didn’t stop one person from continuing to fan the flame and call for immediate action from the NBA.

“If anyone wants to watch an NBA game, don’t come to Linnie’s Pub,” said Jay Linneman, owner of Linne’s Pub in Cincinnati on his Facebook account. “We will not air them until Lebron James has been expelled from the NBA.”

Linneman also offered advice to athletes who share similar views as James on social justice issues, “they just need to play the game and that’s it” and “their opinion doesn’t really matter.”

Word got back to the 17-time NBA All-Star and he went back to social media to respond to Linneman’s call to have him removed from the league.

“Aww Damn! I was headed there to watch our game tonight and have a drink! Welp,”

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