LeBron James is considered to be one of the best basketball players of all time. As of 2022 he is the second-best scorer in NBA history in the regular season behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, as well as the second in the finals after Jerry West and the first for overall points between the regular season and the playoffs.
With the US national team he participated in three Olympics, winning the bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Games and the gold medal in Beijing 2008 and London 2012. James had a difficult past: he grew up alone with his mother Gloria, while the figure of his father is shrouded in mystery; never having known the parent was, according to James himself, a motivation to constantly improve.
In the playoffs he holds various records including points scored, steals, defensive rebounds and wins. First overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft and named Rookie of the Year in 2004, he won four NBA titles, two with the Miami Heat, one with the Cleveland Cavaliers and one with the Los Angeles Lakers, and as many regular season MVP awards and of the finals.
James has come out in defense of basketball player Brittney Griner, a UNBA champion detained in Russia since last February, for drug possession. LeBron attacked the administration of US Presindent Joe Biden for not doing enough.
James said: "Why on earth would she want to go back to America, after she's been left alone for so long," asks the champion in the trailer for her talk show The Shop: Uninterrupted, which airs on Youtube. He also said: "How can she feel supported by the United States?" Griner's team manager Vanessa Nygaard brought him up last week saying that if it were him he would be home by now.
LeBron agains Boston: "They are racists"
LeBron James admitted that he hates playing in Boston. He explained: "Why do I hate playing in Boston? They are racist as hell, it's the only field where you hear some insults.
They always have those shirts that read Fuck Lebron. They have so many that I think they sell them at the team shop at the entrance. of the arena!" Talking about racism and LeBron, Italian tennis player Matteo Berrettini, to celebrate the greatness of the American basketball player, Berrettini has published a photo of him accompanied by two emoticons: that of the crown, referring to the King, and that of a gorilla.
The choice of the latter was not well interpreted, creating a controversy on social media: the main accusations are of racism. After the controversy arose, Berrettini decided to answer and delete the story on LeBorn: "I'm very sorry if my previous instagram story offended someone.
I was informed that it can be easy to misinterpret it, so I deleted it. Lebron is my greatest idol. Incredible model and inspiration." "25 years old and do you use the gorilla emoticon to talk about a black person?" writes a Twitter account.
Someone, on the other hand, tries to evaluate the player's intentions: "I don't think he was going to offend anyone, but he can be misinterpreted and I understand if people get angry with him."