Five years ago, LeBron James claimed a vandal spray-painted the N-word on the gate of his Brentwood, California, mansion.
At the time of the alleged incident, James and his family primarily resided in Cleveland, and James was in Oakland participating in the NBA Finals. James’ employees removed and painted over the racist graffiti before police arrived and could investigate.
Nevertheless, when discussing the “crime” from the NBA’s highest platform, James analogized what he and his family experienced to the mother of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black boy murdered in Mississippi in 1955 for whistling at a white woman.
“It just goes to show that racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America,” James said at the 2017 NBA Finals. “And hate in America, especially for African-Americans, is living every day. And even though that it’s concealed most of the time, even though people hide their faces and will say things about you, and when they see you they smile in your face. It’s alive every single day.
“I think back to Emmett Till’s mom, actually. It’s kind of one of the first things I thought of. The reason that she had an open casket is because she wanted to show the world what her son went through as far as a hate crime and being black in America. No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough.”
Spray-painted graffiti that LeBron James and his family never personally saw made LeBron think of the pain Mamie Till felt over the murder of her teenage son.
James, in my opinion, was lying. The hate he whined about was a hoax intended to garner sympathy and elevate his brand as a social justice warrior. I believed that in 2017, and I believe it even more today, analyzing his reaction to the murder of Ethan Liming in the parking lot of James’ celebrated, Akron, Ohio, I Promise School.
Liming and his family have far more in common with Emmett and Mamie Till than LeBron James ever will.
Two weeks ago today, three men beat Liming, a 17-year-old honor-roll student, to death near an outdoor basketball court at I Promise School. Liming is white. His accused assailants are black.
Liming and three friends were joyriding in his car and shooting a water paintball gun. They stopped at I Promise School. Two of Liming’s friends – two black teenagers – got out of the car with the water gun and approached four men playing basketball. According to initial reports, Liming’s friends fired the water gun at the men. Three of the men chased Liming’s friends back to Liming’s car. Liming, a 6-foot-1 football and baseball player, stepped out of the car and tried to calm the situation. He was attacked. The three men beat him brutally. According to witness statements and the police report, the assailants punched and kicked Liming after he was knocked unconscious on the ground.
The assailants then allegedly prevented Liming’s friends from rushing him to a hospital. The assailants snatched one of the teenager’s cellphones as they tried to call for help, took Liming’s car keys, and moved his car to the opposite side of the parking lot. Liming’s third friend ran away from the scene and called police. When police arrived, Liming was dead. Approximately a week later, law enforcement arrested the three assailants. They’ve been charged with murder and sit in jail on $1 million bonds.
A quick recap: Two black kids shot a water paintball gun at four black men, sparking a confrontation outside a white kid’s car. The white kid attempted to calm the situation. Three black men beat him to death in the parking lot of the school fronted by a high-profile racial justice warrior, the Muhammad Ali of the 21st century.
Here’s what LeBron James has had to say about the incident:
“Our condolences goes out to the family who lost a loved one!! My the heavens above watch over you during this tragedy! Pray for our community!”
His heartfelt, grammatically challenged tweet included heart and crown emojis. There was no mention of Emmett or Mamie Till. No mention of racial hatred.
Five black kids got in a fight, and the white kid who initially acted as peacemaker got killed. What would LeBron tweet if a black child was brutally beaten by three white men at I Promise School?
He would analogize it to Emmett Till and compare 2022 America to 1955 America. What happened to Ethan Liming is similar to what happened to Till. Till was allegedly trying to amuse his friends when he whistled at Carolyn Bryant, a white shopkeeper. Days later, when told of the incident, Bryant’s husband turned a would-be harmless joke into a murder that rocked America.
The water-gun horseplay of Liming’s black friends sparked his murder. Deshawn Stafford, 20, Tyler Stafford, 19, and Donovan Jones, 21 – the accused assailants – turned a harmless prank into a murder that LeBron James and his media sychophants want to ignore.
LeBron wore a hoodie to protest the death of Trayvon Martin, a teenage boy in Sanford, Florida. LeBron ranted that black people are hunted every day after two white men shot Ahmaud Arbery. LeBron put a target on the back of a white Ohio police officer after he shot a teenage black girl who was attempting to stab a black woman.
LeBron has smoke for everyone white he believes wrongly takes a life. He has nothing substantive to say when black people take lives. LeBron James is a stereotypical bigot. Racial bigotry, of any stripe, is rooted in lust for power. The KKK terrorized black and white people who failed to support the racist policies of the Democratic Party. That’s not an opinion. It’s a historical fact.
LeBron is a political soldier for the Democratic Party. His bigotry is rooted in lust for political power. Democrats have painted their political opponents as bigots. It’s LeBron’s job to promote that narrative. He pounces on every high-profile opportunity, and he’s not above going the Jussie Smollett route and creating faux hate crime.
He analogized himself to Mamie Till at the behest of his political puppet masters. He will never address the family dysfunction and chaos that leads far too many black boys and men to settle conflict with deadly violence. The DNC – the Dead Negroes Confederacy – loves dead negroes. The DNC forbids its constituents to publicly discuss the pervasive violence that plagues black communities.
That issue is to be ignored until it magically disappears due to indifference.
LeBron is indifferent to the violence that killed Ethan Liming. LeBron, like many leftists, expects black men to randomly kill.