It’s a pretty safe bet that if Jason Whitlock‘s name is trending, he’s offered another lukewarm take about Black athletes, aiming his uninvited opinion once more at LeBron James. The struggle pundit took aim at James’ recent appearance at one of his son’s AAU basketball games, accusing the Los Angeles Lakers star of being a “helicopter dad.”
Clips have been circulating on social media of James joining the layup lines during the AAU games that feature his son, Bronny James. In one especially popular clip, James throws down a monstrous yet effortless dunk, impressive given the miles on the NBA superstar’s body and that it’s the offseason.
While King James obviously wants to thrill fans and get the guys on the court pumped up, Whitlock donned his fun police badge and brought down the mood in the room with a final word on his Speak For Yourself show on FS1, saying that James should take a seat as he once told his mother during a heated contest. But what really turned heads was Whitlock comparing James to a cocaine addict because he’s excited on the sidelines when his son’s team makes a strong play. Yeah, that clown took it there.
Twitter has caught wind of Whitlock’s critique of James and the slander has been swift and efficient as expected. James’ teammate Kyle Kuzma had a bit of Twitter smoke for Whitlock, who replied to the tweet and basically asked for the fade.
Check out the reactions below.
STILL applies to Jason Whitlock https://t.co/b2JkuOHC5h— Bleenex and Blorox Bleach 🏁 (@Nictheegr8) July 30, 2019
And now we got a whole day coming of middle-aged white guys and Jason Whitlock relating LeBron James to a cocaine addict because he goes to his kids' games and celebrates big plays.— Khari Thompson (@kdthompson5) July 30, 2019
And Jason Whitlock said Lebron trying to steal his son’s spotlight. We need more role models like him who kids can touch, talk to on a daily basis. Kids remember times like this for life. https://t.co/bQIVrwKL8k— Jaguar Paw (@sirdibbydukes) July 30, 2019
Jason Whitlock has now surpassed Skip Bayless as the most annoying man in sports journalism. Such an Uncle Tom— Chef Heff 🔴🟡🔴 (@Arrowhead_Heff) July 30, 2019
But Jason Whitlock (who has no kids, and likely hasn’t had sex since ‘95) told me it was disrespectful... https://t.co/T9UFHlChrb— Roti papi (@Shaktus_) July 30, 2019
Jason Whitlock and Barstool Sports:— Chad (@ChadBlue83) July 30, 2019
Lebron, sit yo ass down.
I said it once, I've said it twice, and I will say it again for a final time: it's on sight with Jason Whitlock.— Lincoln Anthony Blades (@lincolnablades) July 30, 2019
Jason Whitlock and DJ Vlad are anti-“Black Joy”— Grindstone Universal (@Grind_Stone) July 30, 2019
Jason Whitlock trying to grasp for attention yet again pic.twitter.com/fYewzIVNdv— Light Skinned Todoroki🌹 (@fvtureitmngr) July 30, 2019
An active black father is such a rare feat that people don't know how to handle it when they see it on a large platform— Young Shawnzel (@noh_idea) July 30, 2019
And Jason Whitlock def celebrates Christopher Columbus day in his household
I wish Jason Whitlock paid less attention to LeBron and more attention to his caloric intake.— Check Out Be Platonic The Podcast on Spotify (@TrapCinephile) July 30, 2019
Jason Whitlock with his fake hair pic.twitter.com/Y6ElKhAqrK— Under.Ground.Prints (@richardmgomez91) July 30, 2019
Jason Whitlock ran a skit where he traded Colin Kaep for a Confederate Flag....his antics are his antics 🚮— Kaio-Ken & Valyrian Steel (@RatchetSensei) July 30, 2019