NBA star LeBron James, who started his twitter to gain attention for his big NBA decision, declared on Tuesday that the day was “Hater Day” and shared racist tweets that were directed at him.
“I just want you guys to see it also,” James told ESPN on Wednesday. “To see what type of words that are said toward me and towards us as professional athletes. Everybody thinks it is a bed of roses and it’s not.”
Some of the tweets included:
“Hey good game last night, too bad you’re a fraud, B–CH.”
“Continuation to my last tweet, u r a big nosed big lipped bug eyed n*gger. ur greedy, u try to hide ur ghettoness.”
James responded and said, “U see world how people feel! Just use it as extra motivation in whatever u do best! No one can stop your dreams from becoming reality!”
The new member of the Miami Heat said last month that race was a factor in the negative backlash he received after deciding to leave Cleveland to join the Heat.
Do you feel that Lebron James is taking the race factor too far, or is this something that Lebron needs to bring to life?