Jesse Jackson Says Cavs’ Owner Is Treating Lebron James “Like A Runaway Slave”

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Jesse Jackson and Lebron James

Rev. Jesse Jackson is callin’ out Cavs’ owner Dan Gilbert for acting like a slave master angered at losing his runaway slave! Pop the hood for Jackson’s explosive retort to Gilbert’s comments regarding Lebron James signing with the Miami Heat.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson blasted the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday for treating Miami-bound LeBron James like a “runaway slave.”

The civil rights leader slammed owner Dan Gilbert for calling James “disloyal” and “a coward” in an open letter to Cavaliers fans.

“He speaks as an owner of LeBron and not the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers,” Jackson told The Associated Press. “His feelings of betrayal personify a slave-master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave.”

Moments after James, 25, who was born and raised in Ohio, announced in a hour-long ESPN special Thursday that he was going to South Florida, Gilbert ripped his former franchise player.

“You simply don’t deserve this kind of cowardly betrayal,” Gilbert told Cleveland’s long-suffering fans on the Cavaliers Web site.

Gilbert called James “narcissistic” and “heartless.” He even put a hex on the two-time NBA MVP, writing “the self-declared former ‘King’ will be taking the ‘curse’ with him down South.”

Jackson described Gilbert’s lambasting of James as “mean, arrogant and presumptuous” – and an insult to NBA players who choose to exercise their labor rights.

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

Jesse has a point. Dan Gilbert has been way out of pocket with his comments!

Do you think Jesse goes too far with the slavery analogies though? Thoughts?



  • nettie

    1st sick of Lebron!!!Next

  • nettie

    1st sick of Lebron

  • LaDiva

    What the hell is the big deal … it’s just freaking basketball. NO-body is out there creating a cure for a disease and yet ppl act like these sports players are doing just that. Smh… Ahh who cares where Lebron wants to go and who cares who has a problem with it too. There is always be a new one taking his spot anyways, that’s the name of the game anyways…

  • ReALiSt aKa ReALeSt (BoSSiP iS aDdiCTiVe! I LoVe My FrEnEMiEs BLoGgErS!!!)

    Good message but the wrong messenger!! Ho sit down treatment!!!

  • bo

    that is right that is why he is the most hated owner on

  • Human Racist

    JJ sit your irrelevant azz down!!! where are you when the murder rate for Chicago is already 210+? your own backyard no less!!! GTFOH!!!!

  • ReALiSt aKa ReALeSt (BoSSiP iS aDdiCTiVe! I LoVe My FrEnEMiEs BLoGgErS!!!)

    What’s poppington stranger??? I love my frenemies!!

  • super goon one

    hey jesse wou not say anything if gilbert had not acted like a damn fool.

  • xedos

    I’ve been saying the say thing since Friday

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  • Silk32

    INTERPRETATION: This is what Dan Gilbert meant to say in his open letter


    TELL EM’ REV!!!!

  • Jay

    I agree with Jesse Jackson 100%!!!!!!!

  • auntdoggandauntfail

    Racism is not going anywhere. As long as Black people stay in their place, everything is cool, but when you think for yourself there is a problem. Gilbert has the mentality that lots of Whites have towards Black people, they think they own Black people.

  • Martinigal

    Jesse shut your effing mouth. Once it a black and white issue its always racist with you and Al. Go clean up the mess in your own back yard. Anything for attention.

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