LeBron James was heavily criticized for getting involved in politics, talking about issues he felt affect his country. One of those criticized is a UFC fighter Colby Covingtonwho recently featured James on the “Full Send Podcast”.
Covington beat Jorge Masvidal earlier this month, scored a unanimous decision. While he was invited to discuss the match, among other things, he talked about kneeling for first responders – in the middle of his battle.
Amid the praise he had for the police force and first responders, Covington surreptitiously commented on the four-time NBA champion:
“That’s why I laugh at LeBron James, you know. Like, man, you’re talking crap – you’re putting your sights on the backs of police officers. But then you are using police security every day. “
Covington’s comments about James stem from James’ previous comments about police brutality that have occurred on multiple occasions since 2020. In April 2021, James is outspoken about the murder of a 16-year-old. age – write the words “You’re next #accountability,” call the relevant police. He later deleted the tweet, claiming it was used to create more hate.
Before his recent fight, Covington called James a spineless coward again, in his earlier interviews:
“I want to give a big thank you to all the real heroes and celebrities in this country. Not a coward, without a backbone like LeBron James. I’m talking about our heroes – law enforcement, our military, our first responders – God bless you all. “
While Covington may have been in a relationship with the NBA star, James doesn’t seem to be deterred – choosing to ignore the UFC fighter and his ramblings. James has other problems to deal with, like LA Lakers Struggling to stay in contention.
LeBron James’ Lakers finds himself unable to finish the game
LA Lakers (31-43) have dropped to 10th in the Western Conference standings after losing to the team New Orleans Pelicans (32-43). James was on the floor for nearly 42 minutes, scoring 39 points, nine rebounds and five assists in Sunday’s 116-108 loss.
Rookie Trey Murphy III came off the field in the third quarter, dropping 16 of his 21 points from the bench, as the Lakers didn’t have an answer for him. Pelicans as they overcame the Lakers 26-14 in the fourth inning. The Pelicans overtook the Lakers in 9th place on the leaderboard.
With just eight games left in the regular season, the Lakers need to make sure they don’t get knocked out of the knockout stages. The San Antonio Spurs (30-44) are just one game behind the Lakers, currently on a three-game winning streak.