Can we talk about the fact that LeBron James is literally killing me by making millions of dollars playing a game invented by a white man?
And it’s not like it’s a secret. Basketball wasn’t invented in Africa like my Theory professor at Yale said. It was invented by James Naismith (no relationship to LeBron James). He was really white too. So white he was from Canada.
What’s more damning is that basketball was invented in 1891, the same century that slavery was legal in the United States.
Hear this well, Naismith invented the sport in order to keep athletes indoors during the winter. Does that sound familiar? Kinda like a slave master keeping slaves in chains all year round?
And James thinks he’s literally able to make millions of dollars on the backs of those slaves and not get called out? I’m legitimately trembling right now thinking of how oppressive LeBron James is. I can’t even type.
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but it is not okay to even play sports that white people invented.
Reverse cultural appropriation is still cultural appropriation and LeBron James should be ashamed of himself.