LeBron James is easily one of the best players to ever step on an NBA court.
Off the court, he is known as a giving man who is not afraid to speak out on societal issues. His latest comments have had him in hot water when he said if he were WNBA star Brittney Griner, he’d question returning to the United States:
“You call it a step back, we call this a walk back. You are free to leave buddy or you can even volunteer for an exchange for her. Some people literally have NO idea what is it like to live in a dictatorship. Keep taking your freedom for granted.”
Among some his critics is Enes Kanter Freedom, who has taken shots at him plenty of times over the years.
The free agent big man, who is unlikely to get back into the league, took to Twitter and told the Lakers great that he is free to leave the country.
“You call it a step back, we call this a walk back,” Enes said.
“You are free to leave buddy or you can even volunteer for an exchange for her.”
The 30-year-old added, “Some people literally have NO idea what is it like to live in a dictatorship. Keep taking your freedom for granted.”
Brittney is facing up to 10 years in prison. She has not yet been sentenced.
James is coming off of a solid individual season, although it wasn’t so great for his Lakers who didn’t even make it to the play-in tournament.
With the Lakers looking to acquire players like Kyrie Irving, many are questioning whether or not James’ championship window is over. It’s a fair question to ask considering he is headed for his 20th season in the league.