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Jesse Jackson: Cavalier’s Owner Sees LeBron James As A ‘Runaway Slave’

I know everyone is aware of Cleveland Cavaliers owner, Danny Gilbert, bashing Lebron James for joining the Miami Heat. Well a lot of people thought that Gilbert’s bashing was a little bit too angry and personal.  Jesse Jackson puts it in a way that doesn’t seem that far off:

He speaks as an owner of LeBron and not the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers. His feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave.


Ouch.  Though I would probably go with Gilbert just throwing a hissy fit over losing the best player in the NBA (therefore losing stock money), I do agree with the first part of the following statement that Jackson made:

LeBron is not a child, nor is he bound to play on Gilbert’s plantation and be demeaned. He has been a model citizen and has inspired the children of Akron, Cleveland, the State of Ohio and the United States.

What do you think?  Is Lebron being treated like a slave?

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