Los Angeles Lakers’ star LeBron James was simply having some fun at his son’s AAU game over the weekend, until the footage came out, and he began to get ripped for his actions. Those actions included throwing down some dunks in a layup line and cheering his son on to victory on the sideline
Fox Sports 1’s Jason Whitlock couldn’t wait to rip LeBron about this, which is what he did when he gave a ridiculous take on it and suggested LeBron “sit his ass down.”
CBS/NFL Network analyst Nate Burleson wasn’t having it.
He would soon take to Twitter and blast Whitlock for his comments.
“Alright, I’m going to address this, and then I’m going to go back to enjoying this beautiful Tuesday. I responded to a tweet earlier, and it was Jason Whitlock on Speak For Yourself, and he had a take on LeBron James. Surprise, surprise. He said that LeBron James was doing too much at his son’s basketball game, Bronny’s basketball game. He was overly involved, he was too hype; they showed him dunking in the layup line and getting hype when his kid made a play.”
“Why is that a bad thing? Is he using bad words? Is he showing bad energy? Is he teaching kids bad habits? Is he talking bad to opposing teams’ players? Because I’m in those gyms and I see parents who ain’t never played basketball doing all those things. LeBron ain’t doing any of that, he’s a shining example. So you’re telling me that LeBron James, who he plays in the NBA, when he scores, people go crazy, popcorn flying, they stand up cheering, yelling, going nuts. He can’t do that for his own kid, his own seed, his own blood? What?”
“I got three kids. Nathaniel’s 15, Nehemiah’s 13, my daughter is 9. If I’m at her tennis match, if I’m at a basketball game, football game, track meet, I’m going to get up and show out for my kids, because I want them to look in the stands and see me. ‘My daddy is here and he’s present.’ And I want them to feel that energy. As long as I’m not being disrespectful to the person next to me, or to the opposing team, I’m good. And don’t say it’s disrespectful because his son is good and LeBron is screaming. No, that’s called love and pride.”
“I didn’t even mention the fact that there’s so many young African-American boys and girls that look up in the stands and see nobody. A black man showing up at the gym, showing his kid love and putting on a show for the fans that are there? That’s a great thing. Pssssh. Y’all sound crazy.”