Jim Brown Rumors
LeBron James has “the utmost respect” of Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown for the way the Cavaliers star handled an act of racism on the eve of the NBA Finals. Brown, known for his support of African-American causes and racial equality, called James “a great human being and great American” after James eloquently addressed a racist slur that had been sprayed on the front gate of his Los Angeles home.
Brown seemed every bit as touched Wednesday listening to James speak the day before he and the Cavs played Golden State in the Finals for the third year in a row. “LeBron James is a great human being and great American,” Brown said. “What he has done for his sport and the teamwork he shows is unparalleled. His community work is tremendously effective and impactful. “He’s a tremendous example of how a man should carry himself on and off the court.”
14 Dec 16
On Thursday, Kobe Byrant responded to comments from NFL legend Jim Brown, who said Bryant was “confused” about African-American culture “because he was raised in another country.” Brown made the remarks in an appearance on the Arsenio Hall Show. Here’s the full quote, from Sports Grid: “He’s somewhat confused about our culture. Because he was brought up in another country…If I had to invite people to that [black athlete] summit all over,” Brown said, referring to a summit held in the early 70s regarding Muhammed Ali’s refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, “there’d be some athletes I wouldn’t call. He’d be one of them.”