LeBron James retaliated against an Ohio bar owner who refuses to screen his NBA games due to his political activism.
The owner of Linne’s Pub in Cincinnati, Jay Linneman, wrote that he is tired of King James speaking out and wants the Los Angeles Lakers superstar suspended indefinitely.
“If anyone wants to watch an NBA game, don’t come to Linnie’s Pub,” Linneman penned on Facebook, according to MSN. “We will not air them until Lebron James has been expelled from the NBA.” Linneman added that NBA players “just need to play the game and that’s it” and that “their opinion[s] don’t really matter.”
James, 36, was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, about 300 miles west of Cincinnati on the other side of the state. Despite the fact that James is regarded as the ultimate Buckeye, some conservatives despise what the future Hall of Famer represents and wish he would just “shut up and dribble.”
The FB post amused King James, who chuckled at the impracticality of such an operation for a sports bar.
James shared his outrage over the police shooting death of Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio’s capital city, on Wednesday, April 21. He shared a picture of officer Nicholas Reardon, who was responsible for the 16-year-death, old’s with the caption: “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY.” James received a lot of backlash for his Twitter tweet.
James later apologized for the tweet and deleted it.