LeBron James spent Wednesday discussing the deep issues with racism that continue to exist in America after someone spray painted the N-word on the front gate of his Los Angeles home. James offered an incredibly powerful statement when he addressed the vandalism at the NBA Finals media day, explaining that no matter how famous you are or how much money you have racism is inescapable.
James’ words were eloquent, poignant, and heartfelt – speaking to a serious issue that plagues the country and hit home for him personally. His message landed with many, but Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock was not one of them. All of the words you would use to describe James’ statement on the matter would not be applicable to Whitlock’s horrendous response on Thursday when he appeared on The Herd and claimed that James couldn’t speak on the issue of race because he was rich.