LeBron James Responds to Ohio Bar Refusing to Show NBA Games Until He’s ‘Expelled’
*The owner of a Cincinnati bar refuses to allow customers to watch the NBA game until Los Angles Lakers star and Ohio native, LeBron James is expelled from the league for “divisive” comments he made on Twitter.
Per Fox News, Linne’s Pub in Delhi Township made the announcement on Facebook the same day James called out the Columbus police officer who fatally shot 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant.
“If anyone wants to watch an NBA game, don’t come to Linnie’s Pub,” the Facebook post read. “We will not air them until LeBron James has been expelled from the NBA.”
The bar’s owner, Jay Linneman, wants James to stick to sports.
“They just need to play the game and that’s it,” he said. “Their opinion doesn’t really matter. They’re using their position to push their opinions, and that’s just not right.”
When James saw the message he replied with his own tweet, writing: “Aww Damn! I was headed there to watch our game tonight and have a drink! Welp.”
We previously reported that James caught major heat last week for posting a photo of Nicholas Reardon, the Columbus police officer who fatally shot 16-year-old Ma’khia Bryant and captioning the image “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY,” along with an hourglass emoji. His post was in reference to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin being found guilty on three counts in the murder of George Floyd.
James’ tweet pissed off the white supremacists and their Black bootlicks like Candace Owens, who responded by calling the Lakers star a “loser” and Reardon a “hero.”
“If America was a country that believed in justice, Lebron James would be stripped of all of his sponsorships,” Owens tweeted, noting her support of the cancel culture movement.
James deleted the tweet and explained that he sent it out of “ANGER.”
“ANGER does any of us any good and that includes myself!” he tweeted. “Gathering all the facts and educating does though! My anger still is here for what happened that lil girl. My sympathy for her family and may justice prevail!”
He added, “I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate -This isn’t about one officer. it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY.
Tiger Woods Posts IG Pic of Himself on Crutches with Big Smile
There’s some good news to report about Tiger Woods. Two months after his devastating car crash in Southern California, he’s been seen literally standing on his own two feet and yes, flashing his trademark smile.
OK, we’re kind of overstating thins. Woods, 45, was actually standing on crutches at one of his golf courses — with a medical brace on his lower right leg and ankle … standing next to his beloved dog.
“My course is coming along faster than I am,” Tiger wrote on IG … “But it’s nice to have a faithful rehab partner, man’s best friend.”
Here’s more via TMZ:
It’s a great sign to see Tiger smiling and upright … considering the catastrophic injuries he suffered during that Feb. 23 car wreck in Southern California.
As we previously reported, Tiger suffered comminuted open fractures in his right leg — meaning the bone was shattered in at least 2 places and broke through the skin.
Doctors used a rod to stabilize it, according to Tiger’s medical team — and he’s reportedly been spending the past several weeks recovering and rehabbing at one of his residences in Florida.
Tiger was driving through Rancho Palos Verdes on his way to an L.A. golf course when he crashed his Genesis GV80 SUV down the side of a hill — wrecking the car and suffering major injuries.
Investigators determined Tiger was doing driving at speeds between 82 and 87 MPH leading up to the crash — more than 40 MPH over the 45 MPH speed limit … and was doing 75 when he collided with a tree.
Tiger Woods’ crashed SUV
Officials said Tiger showed no signs of impairment and believe he may have panicked behind the wheel and stomped on the accelerator instead of the brake when he realized he was losing control.
Woods obviously missed The Masters tournament due to his injuries and many wonder if he’ll ever be able to play pro golf again.
But, this photo of Tiger at the course on Friday is definitely a good sign.
OJ Simpson Rips LeBron James For ‘You’re Next’ Tweet: ‘You Have To Pick Your Battles Wisely”
*OJ Simpson waded into the current LeBron James controversy over his tweet following the fatal police shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant.
In the tweet, James said “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY” with a photo of Officer Nicholas Reardon, who the Columbus Division of Police said shot Bryant as she was lunging toward another girl with a knife. James received backlash from lawmakers, the National Fraternal Order of Police and more for tweeting too soon. He’s since deleted the tweet, but that didn’t stop O.J. from weighing in with his own criticism.
“You can’t fight every battle,” Simpson said in a video posted on Twitter. “You’ve got to pick your battles. It’s a war that must be fought, but sometimes you need to take your time and be a little more patient before you comment on some of these bad incidents that are happening with some police departments.”
Simpson said in the case of Bryant, James “should have waited.”
“What I saw when I saw the full thing, the police guy had no choice, he responded,” Simpson said. “We wish he could have pulled a taser, we wish he could have done it in another way, but in that instance, if he hadn’t done what he did, it appears to me that another young American would have had her life taken. I can’t fault what he did. I wish it were different, but I can’t fault it.”
Simpson added that he is a fan of James and admires his work helping the community and addressing social issues, especially systemic racism and the legal system.
“LeBron, keep fighting the fight,” Simpson said. “I think we all got to be a little more patient.”