Jason Whitlock is tired of the media ‘selling the fraudulence of LeBron James’ after the Lakers star gave unconvincing answers about Malcolm X book.
On 19 August, James posted a picture to Instagram. He was working out on his stationary bike while clutching the autobiography of Malcolm X in his hands. James also had earbuds on.
Later that week, LeBron was interviewed by Taylor Rooks about the book he was reading. He had it in his hands at the time of the interview. Rooks asked him what his biggest takeaway from the book was. LeBron started by saying he hadn’t read it front to back yet. He rambled on about platitudes without entering into the specifics.
Lebron is reading ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X’ – I asked him for his biggest takeaway from the book. pic.twitter.com/s2OzUww3XD
— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) August 21, 2020
Jason Whitlock denounces LeBron James for being pretentious
In his article responding to that LeBron interview, Whitlock says the biggest peeve he has with James is inauthenticity. LeBron’s involvement in politics and as a social justice warrior make him a phony athlete in Whitlock’s eyes.
“LeBron has more in common with Vanilla Ice than Emmett Till’s mama. LeBron is a studio social justice warrior. He’s dedicated to promoting the narrative that black people are perpetual victims incapable of sustaining themselves without the assistance of white liberals.”
“I hope LeBron takes the time to read The Autobiography. I hope he engages in conversations with people who can help him find the deeper meaning of the book. ”
This wall all forgotten since the Lakers were so dominant in the bubble. And because the players put the league through a boycott for social justice causes.