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Shannon Sharpe’s Powerful Reaction To LeBron James’ Message That 'Being Black In America Is Tough’


LeBron James responds to the racist acts that literally met him at his front door. Find out what he said about his home being vandalized, plus Shannon Sharpe’s powerful reaction to the racial vandalism inside…

LeBron James is speaking out after his L.A. home was tagged with N-word graffiti right after he and his teammates left for the NBA Finals in the Bay. The hate crime happened one day before King James is set to hit the court in his seventh straight NBA Finals.

Yesterday, the Cleveland Cavaliers baller sat down for a press conference before the Cavs go head-to-head against the Golden State Warriors tonight to address the hate crime. He used the opportunity to continue to stress how racism is still running rampant in America no matter how much THEY say it has gone away. He said he doesn’t matter how famous you are, how much money you have or no matter how much people love and adore you…being black in America is tough.

“If this is [going] to shed light and continue to keep the conversation [about race in America] going on my behalf, then I’m okay with it,” LeBron said. “But it just goes to show that racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America.”

He said when he first saw the racial slur painted on his home, he thought of Emmett Till, the black 14-year-old who was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1955.

“She wanted to show the world what her son went through … being black in America"

He continued,

“No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough. We got a long way to go for us as a society and for us as African-Americans until we feel equal in America.”

Facts! LeBron is publicly saying what we’ve all been saying for years.  We’re glad he continues to use his platform to shed light on issues that still plague our country.

Peep his full convo interview. He starts addressing the vandalism at the beginning:


Speaking of reactions...

“Undisputed” co-host Shannon Sharpe never holds his tongue, especially when it comes to racial issues in America.

Shannon served up a raw and real response detailing what it’s like to be a black person in America. He said he wasn’t surprised one bit that this happened to LeBron.

“I’ve said this numerous times … The hardest job in America is being black because it’s the one thing you can not run.”

He talked about how no matter how much LeBron does in the community or how famous he is, white folks still have to attempt to remind him that he’s simply a n*gga. SMH.

Peep the clip above.

Photo: Screenshot




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