Boston Red Sox co-owner LeBron James had never been suspended by the NBA since the start of his meteoric career as a professional basketball player at St. Vincent â ââSt. Mary High School in Akron in 2003.
The face of the Association has remained spotless for 19 seasons.
It ended on Sunday. King James, who also plays for the Los Angeles Lakers and claims to save the world in his spare time, delivered a royal elbow to the head of Isaiah Stewart of Detroit. The royal blow left a deep gash and almost took out Stewart’s right eye in the process.
Stewart, just 20, responded to the taste of his own blood with a one-man rampage that took more than a dozen teammates, coaches, opponents and security personnel to quell.
LeBron was nowhere to be found as Stewart sought revenge. John W. Henry’s partner scampered off to the far corner of the lot like a wet cat during a thunderstorm.
Overall, it wasn’t an impressive performance from this future Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner.
âMy bad,â James told officials after his attempt to make Stewart the NBA’s first cyclopic participant. We were told that James was looking for Stewart’s phone number. Presumably to apologize.
The elbow was “inadvertently” so say the dedicated NBA State Run Media apologists.
Stewart was given a two-game suspension, putting his face in the way of the King’s reach and going berserk. James was suspended for a game and sat down while the Lakers played New York’s Madison Square Garden against the Knicks on Tuesday night.
Like many bullies, James never took a punch – metaphorically or otherwise. He keeps his knockouts for the playoffs.
As Stewart sought a facelift, the story promulgated was that LeBron was “not a dirty gamer.” The king’s subjects will tell you that he is still a victim. James is fouled every time he walks to the field goal. And he’s a full-time victim of white supremacy.
The Chinese Communist Party, which has officially opposed the existence of God for over 100 years, views LeBron as some sort of deity. As long as he continues to follow the CCP’s line on human rights (bad) and slavery (good).
Celtics’ backup center Enes Kanter has slammed China, Nike and James on social media, demanding they stand up to those same Chinese overlords.
In Boston on Friday, James said Kanter “was trying to use my name to create an opportunity”, adding that Kanter was “certainly not someone I would give my energy to.” He claimed Kanter walked past him in a hallway at TD Garden without saying anything.
LeBron’s athletic success and talent are undeniable. He won four NBA rings for three teams and four NBA MVP awards. He and Kobe Bryant are the best NBA players of the 21st century.
James is also undefeated when it comes to intimidating anyone who chooses to disagree with his worldview. Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey dared to tweet his support for pro-freedom protesters in Hong Kong in 2019. Morey, now with the 76ers, was forced to quit his job because of it.
James called Morey “uninformed”.
James was instrumental in the boycott of the NBA following the shooting of Jacob Blake in August 2020. The shooting sparked days of riots in Kensoha, Wisconsin. The account, shared by James and too many others, was that Blake was unarmed, chased, and killed by the police. Blake had a warrant for sexual assault, threw himself at the police with a knife and is still alive, but paralyzed. State prosecutors and the Department of Justice have refused to initiate criminal or civil proceedings against the officer who shot Blake.
“Someone please tell me WTF is this ??? !!! Exactly another targeted black man,” James tweeted after Blake’s shooting, with video claiming Blake was shot “afterwards. apparently having broken up a fight between two women â.
A âmisinformedâ statement from the Hall of Fame if there was one. James has yet to be asked about his mistake. He never is.
During these riots, Kyle Rittenhouse shot dead three people, killing two. A jury last week agreed that Rittenhouse had acted in self-defense.
James continued to be “misinformed” in April when he posted an image of an Ohio police officer allegedly shooting a knife-wielding teenager about to stab another girl. He used the words âYou’re Next # Responsibilityâ. James has removed this Tweet. But not before being seen by millions of people.
If only he nudged.
Bill Speros (@RealOBF) can be contacted at [email protected]