Jesse Jackson Says The Cavs Owner Sees Lebron James As A “Runaway Slave”

07.12.10 8 years ago 40 Comments

“He speaks as an owner of LeBron and not the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers,” Jackson told The Associated Press. “His feelings of betrayal personify a slave-master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave.” “LeBron is not a child, nor is he bound to play on Gilbert’s plantation and be demeaned,” Jackson said. “He has been a model citizen and has inspired the children of Akron, Cleveland, the state of Ohio and the United States.”

Full Story: NY Daily News

Does Jesse Jackson have a point? You can read the Cavs owner’s full letter HERE.

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