LeBron James’s PR advisor comes under fire as his controversial conversation with Rachel Nichols is leaked to the public
It is no secret that LeBron James is one of the most outspoken in the NBA community on social justice issues. The King thinks a lot about what he says on these matters but isn’t afraid to land in hot water. He’s just one of those stars that genuinely want to use their platform to raise awareness about these disastrous incidents.
As cerebral as James is on these topics though, it is still a necessity for a person of his status to have a PR advisor. But, what do you do if that very same person is revealed to treat issues you care about, like nothing more than a chore?
Recently, Adam Mendelsohn’s conversation with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols was leaked to the public. And let’s just say, the Lakers star isn’t going to like what he hears from his own advisor.
LeBron James’s PR advisor gets caught saying he was “exhausted” about the player’s many social justice undertakings
Now to start off, we have to be fair to Adam Mendelsohn here. Any job in the world can get exhausting sometimes, even if it were to be one of your dreams. At the end of the day, if you do the same thing every day, over and over again, there is obviously going to be a monotony that sets in.
That said though, certain matters can’t be taken lightly. And unfortunately, in this case, that’s exactly what Mendelsohn did. Here is what he said to Nichols during their controversial conversation.
“I’m exhausted. Between Me Too and Black Lives Matter, I got nothing left.”
When his comments were first revealed to the public, there was some serious outrage against the PR advisor. And as a response, he made this statement to CNBC.
LeBron James’ advisor was talking about how tired of BLM and MeToo he is. Meanwhile, he is happy to make money off of Bron and other marginalized athletes. Typical.
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) July 5, 2021
“I made a stupid, careless comment rooted in privilege and I am sincerely sorry. I shouldn’t have said it or even thought it,” said Mendelsohn. He continued saying “I work to support these movements and know that the people affected by these issues never get to be exhausted or have nothing left. I have to continue to check my privilege and work to be a better ally.”
Frankly, his apology sounds convincing to us. But, will it be enough for LeBron James and the world. Or, will he lose his entire career over what he said?