LeBron James Speaks Out After Racist Vandalism Incident, Claims Being Black In America Is Tough
Yesterday, it was reported that NBA star LeBron James‘s gate on his house was vandalized with spray-paint that used the “n-word.”
While the incident was reported to the police, James spoke out about it yesterday at a news conference that was supposed to be about the NBA finals beginning, but understandably ended up being about this racist incident.
“Hate in America, especially for African Americans, is living every day,” he stated, “and even though it’s concealed most of the time, even though people hide their faces and say things about you and when they see you will smile in your face, it’s alive every day.”
“No matter how much money you have,” James elaborated, “no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, you know 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.”
While this incident is disgusting- and we’re sad to see things like this are still occurring in 2017- we applaud James for addressing the incident in such a profound, strong way.
Make sure to check out the full clip above to see what else James had to say.