“Jason Whitlock, explain how LeBron James has black privilege”: NBA Fans react to former analyst’s asinine take regarding the Lakers star’s Covid-19 protocol violations

Amulya Shekhar
|Published 29/05/2021

Jason Whitlock had gone on air a few days ago and said the LeBron James is a case of ‘black privilege’. He’s being roasted for these comments.

When you’re the best player on the planet in any sport, you will definitely have haters. Some of them are even paid to talk trash about you. Some of them talk trash about you so they can get paid better.

Everyone in NBA media makes money from talking about LeBron James. Most of them are neutral, but some people have made a schtick out of hating him. The likes of Skip Bayless are pretty hard to escape your attention if you’re on NBA Twitter.

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But while Skip is the harmless sort of critic who’s purely sports-hating James, there are other kinds of heels in media as well. Some of them, like Jason Whitlock and Candace Owens, have smeared James with the label of a bigot in the past.

Predictably, Whitlock was outraged when the NBA elected not to impose sanctions on James for breaking Covid protocols. There were many who called out the league for its double standards. But Whitlock went one step further. The former Fox analyst says the LeBron James has ‘black privilege’ that he’s exercising to the maximum.

NBA Fans roast Jason Whitlock for implying that LeBron James has ‘black privilege’

The reaction to this was quite predictable, though muted in comparison to what it should be. Fans are going out of their way to boycott Whitlock and his suspect views.

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Whitlock stays catching Ls when he talks about LeBron in such a disingenuous fashion. The man has come a long way down from having a show on TV to now negotiating guess appearances.


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Amulya Shekhar

Amulya Shekhar

Amulya Shekhar is a sports junkie who thrives on the thrills and frills of live sports action across basketball, football (the American variant works too), parkour, adventure sports. He believes sports connect us to our best selves, and he hopes to help people experience sports more holistically.

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