LeBron James’s is making headlines with a few things other than his impecable game on the basketball court. Like singing songs with some sort of anti-semitic content. Fans say LeBron should have never sung that “Jewish money” lyrics or post his clip on the Internet.
The king of basketball apologized for sharing the lyrics that included the line, “getting that Jewish money.”
“Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone. That’s not why I chose to share that lyric. I always post lyrics. That’s what I do. I ride in my car, I listen to great music, and that was the byproduct of it. So I actually thought it was a compliment, and obviously it wasn’t through the lens of a lot of people. My apologies. It definitely was not the intent, obviously, to hurt anybody,” LeBron said after the Los Angeles Lakers loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
King James quoted the song “ASMR” peformed by 21 Savage, and added the lyrics, “We been getting that Jewish money, Everything is Kosher.”
We believe that the league will not fine LeBron, as confirmed by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. LeBron was criticized by some of his Instagram followers. Sports business reporter Darren Rovell of The Action Network posted a screenshot of LeBron’s Instagram story and slammed the basketball star.
“Historically, Jewish materialism was used by anti-Semites seeking to demean the value of Judaism. It’s often been used as a way of delegitimizing Judaism’s spiritual and religious values by those who depict Judaism as a cover for hoarding, egoism and an expression of difference,” Yale professor Eliyahu Stern told the Times of Israel in August.
There is a stereotype that links Jewish people’s priorities and money. But, LeBron sure made a mistake. Some fans definitely disapprove what he did. Let’s hope that he will not repeat the same mistake.