LeBron James, who had been a notable fan of the Dallas Cowboys, said he’s done rooting for “America’s Team.” However, his reasoning for doing so has people calling him out. In an Instagram Live on Thursday night with his business partner Maverick Carter, James said his fandom of the Cowboys was no more because of the team’s stance about kneeling for the national anthem.
“Nah man, I had to sit put on the Cowboys, man. It just a lot of things that were going on when guys were kneeling,” James said during the live stream. “…The organization was like ‘if do that around here, you won’t ever play for this franchise again.’ I just didn’t think that was appropriate.”
James added that he was “all-in on the Browns.”
There in lies the problem as fans began to call him out for taking the moral high ground for one thing with the Cowboys but pledging his allegiance to a team that has Deshaun Watson as their quarterback.
James grew up in Akron, which is just 40 miles south of Cleveland, and also played the majority of his NBA career for the Cavaliers.
When the deal to acquire Watson was announced, James tweeted out his approval of the move:
Aside from his horrid choices in teams, James also broke the news that his show “The Shop” is going to be featured on the Nov. 17 Thursday Night Football broadcast between the Tennessee Titans and Green Bay Packers.