LeBron still unsure if genocide is bad…somehow

15 Aug

If you’ll remember, way back when Darfur first starting making the news, LeBron refused to sign one of his teammate’s Darfur petition because he wanted to “do more research” on the topic or some other such bullshit.  When all was said and done, it was pretty significant PR fiasco and LeBron was left with quite a bit of egg on his face.  And deservedly so.  He didn’t sign the petition.

Fast forward a year to the 2008 Olympics in Bejing.  Apparently, a year was simply not enough time for LeBron to properly research the issue and decide that Darfur genocide was unquestionably a bad thing, because he just couldn’t bring himself to condemn genocide during the Olympics.  He never did sign his teammate’s petition, either.  And when a group of over one hundred athletes decided to stage an organized protest during the Olympics, LeBron was conspicuously absent, despite the fact that he had earlier promised in a public statement that he would later issue some kind of…er…future public statment statement with, uh, some guys, or, err…something.

Could it be any more plainly obvious that concerns over Nike’s mega-money dominate LeBron’s every decision?  He couldn’t and wouldn’t even condemn GENOCIDE, the worst evil perpetrated by man, even though it had already given him a massive PR black eye once before, even though he was already in the public eye to respond, and even though hundreds of other athletes joined together in a public protest during an Olympics where he was probably the biggest draw behind Michael Phelps and Chinese NBA stars.

Since LeBron proably isn’t pure evil, there has to be something more going on here.  That something is pretty obvious.  So let’s explore why LeBron couldn’t bring himself to condemn something as atrocious as genocide by playing a little game of connect-the-dots:

LeBron receives what probably amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars from Nike.

Nike makes millions of pairs of shoes in China and other parts of China-dominated Asia, paying workers an unconscionable $1.75 per day (selling shoes for $150 that cost less than $5 to produce).

China runs on Sudanese oil (it imports 70% of Sudan’s total oil exports) and provides the genocide-condoning Sudanese government with diplomatic protection and arms, and is the chief investor in government-sanctioned business dealings in Sudan.

So, if that’s too complicated for you – I’ll break it down a little bit more: LeBron can’t say one bad thing about the Darfur genocide/Sudan in fear of angering his evil master’s evil master.  It’s all about getting the money for LeBron.

Pathetic.

Try and defend this, King James worshippers.  You can’t.  It’s absolutley, unbelievably, ridiculously indefensible (although Michael Wilbon tried – good work, asshole).

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24 Responses to “LeBron still unsure if genocide is bad…somehow”

  1. KF January 4, 2009 at 2:47 am #

    Wilbon is a racist. He’s not so much anti-white (just a bit). He just refuses to admit that a black athlete has ever made a mistake. He’s done it for years. It’s just his thing. Lebron James sucks.

  2. Dev-bo February 18, 2009 at 12:38 am #

    dude, how ignorant do you have to be to dog on Lebron like this. you’re probobly just some fan from another city that gets their ass kicked by Lebron. Grow up dude and a life… real talk.

  3. Jmak February 18, 2009 at 3:15 pm #

    Ya you know you’re right. LeBron is scum for not supporting this.. Jordan didn’t really stand up for much in his days either so he’s scum. Kobe supports it but he’s a rapiest so he’s scum..

    Lets face it Bernard you’re just a hater and regardless of what LeBron does your going to hate him.

    heres a good read for ya…
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3398947

  4. Prolific February 20, 2009 at 10:50 pm #

    I hate his game. I hate how he is so fake on TV trying to be a nice guy. He thinks of himself too much. I bet when he starts winning rings the NBA will be ruined and no one will watch it anymore.

  5. Jmak2228 February 22, 2009 at 12:54 am #

    Prolific :I hate his game. I hate how he is so fake on TV trying to be a nice guy. He thinks of himself too much. I bet when he starts winning rings the NBA will be ruined and no one will watch it anymore.

    I hate Prolifics post. I hate how he is so fake on ihatelebronjames.com trying to be a smart guy. He thinks of himself too much. I bet when he starts making post that mean anything ihatelebronjames.com will be ruined and no one will come to this site anymore.

  6. Prolific February 22, 2009 at 5:19 pm #

    JMAK2228

    Please grow up.

  7. Jmak2228 February 22, 2009 at 11:30 pm #

    Ur all gay u hate lebron cause he’s nasty

  8. Jmak2228 February 22, 2009 at 11:31 pm #

    Maybee they should lebron a championship Like they gave wade

  9. Jmak2228 February 22, 2009 at 11:33 pm #

    this guys probably from washington

  10. Jmak2228 February 22, 2009 at 11:35 pm #

    u probably have a lebron fathead

  11. big boy mario March 31, 2009 at 7:18 pm #

    yo jmak im with bro this guys need to grow up and face that l james is the king nw

  12. big boy mario March 31, 2009 at 7:19 pm #

    and the mvp

  13. mamopo360 April 5, 2009 at 7:10 pm #

    who the hell is lebron?

  14. DON April 5, 2009 at 9:11 pm #

    iverson is way better than Lebron
    you all suck iverson has the killer crossover

  15. D-Train April 9, 2009 at 4:19 pm #

    lolz @ wizards fans.

    you people are pathetic.

  16. sankalp April 10, 2009 at 6:47 pm #

    Deve-bo…u should take a long look at yourself in the mirror if ur defending someone who doesn’t support genocide relief
    p.s lebron publicly made fun of stephon marbury for launching his starbury campaign to make basketball shoes and clothes affordable for poor kids…how pathetic…lebron disses a screwup like marbury for the one thing that he does right

  17. Dave June 6, 2009 at 4:41 pm #

    Yeah Lebron, the MVP sucks. That makes complete sense… Ok man listen he makes mistakes but what do you expect.. I’d rather him refuse to sign on something he doesn’t know much about than rape some woman in a hotel room like your boy Kobe.

  18. Dave June 6, 2009 at 4:52 pm #

    Dumbest statement i have ever read.

  19. Dave June 6, 2009 at 4:53 pm #

    amen

  20. Dave June 6, 2009 at 4:56 pm #

    p.s. no he didnt

  21. lebronababy May 4, 2010 at 6:13 am #

    Me lebron. Me like to dance when im winning, but no shake hands when I lose. My elbow was fine in game one, but oweeee it hurts in game two. Me lebron, I like to diss ballboys and throw powder in the air to put on a show. Me never won nothing but me the best player in the league. Me lebron.. I got dunked on by a highschooler and made nike confiscate the tape…me lebron….. i have never commited a foul in my life. Props to whoever made this page, and cleveland fans try to see the truth. Joakim was right, your city seems like it was imported from 10000 bc with all those cro-magnon mthfkrs lurking in it. The only thing worse than your town is your icon- since your not witnesses to a JOB then witness a bitch in action! AND LOVE IT

  22. rick May 26, 2010 at 10:06 am #

    Worst “blog” on the web, if that’s what this shithole is considered… Where are the facts? Once he re-signs in CLE will you shut the site down? Have you ever actually watched basketball? Are you that caught up on a traveling call? Are you a two time mvp? Why don’t you go fix darfur instead of worrying about who signs some faggoty ass petition? Hmmm. Yeah. Shut up.

  23. Drew July 9, 2010 at 6:32 am #

    ah, so Lebron James is the worst because of his loose connection to…Sudan. By your logic, anyone who purchases a Nike product or supports Lebron is culpable as well. And, well, then any company that supplies the fuel or provides the shipping for Nike, regardless of their other business, is partly culpable for Darfur. After all, these shipping companies surely do other business than just ship Nike products.

    I sure hope you do not use a single product which is shipped from the shipping company Nike uses, or any product period from any business doing any business with anyone possibly connected to Nike or China.

    Two things: (1) do you have an estimate of how much these poor, but once promising chinese workers would have made had Nike not hired them? Let’s make sure it would have been significantly more, otherwise you’re just hating profits or the country where the factories are located. and (2) If that’s the case, take issue with China, the culpirt. Publicly project your view of CHINA, not a basketball star loosely, at best and if at all, connected to a humanitarian crisis. Surely you didn’t create a site related only to James. There must be an Ihatechina.com or some other Ihatesudan, right?

    Perhaps you can take any funds used for this site, and donate. I’m sure you will help more with positive steps than this negative site.

  24. Luigi ujk July 10, 2010 at 1:56 am #

    Keep working ,great job!

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