LeBron James was the victim of a hate crime last Wednesday when racist vandals spray-painted the n-word across the front gate of his Brentwood, LA home. The poised star used the senseless act of hate as a platform to spark a conversation about race in America.
During a press conference, James appeared emotional but strong. “I think back to Emmett Till’s mom actually.” LeBron James spoke. “It’s one of the first things I thought of. The reason she had an open casket was because she wanted to show the world what her son went through as far as a hate crime and being black in America.”
James continued, “No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough and we got a long way to go for us as a society and for us as African Americans until we feel equal in America.”
Fox Sports 1 commentators could have taken the opportunity to listen to an NBA star who is widely respected and regarded as one of the best players in the league speak on what it’s truly like to be black in America and follow his call to action. But they decided to serve up some typical Fox News realness, instead.