Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss wasn’t really sure about posting the message she received from a racist man, but it was a racist attack and she had to do it. The team co-owner and chief executive officer decided to share it anyway.
The message someone named Joe sent was full of hateful comments. It was a racist attack, and Buss decided to use it to teach everyone a lesson. The horrible letter started with a disgusting word, and that only shoes that this man was willing to cross every line.
“After 60 years as a huge Lakers fan, I now say to hell with the overpaid … traitors and the NBA,” the person typed, and the n-word was blacked. “Go to hell and join [expletive] Kobe Bryant.” This was the most awful thing we’ve read this days.
Jeannie Buss handles the racist attack
Buss left the name but blacked out his surname.
“After much thought, I decided to share this letter I received on Monday so that everyone can see the hate is real and living out there,” the Lakers co-owner wrote on Instagram. “This is happening in our world TODAY. It is real and it exists.
“To Joe: Did sending this letter make you feel better? Really all you did was waste your time, and energy and your postage stamp. (But thank you for including your home address.). Why don’t you look in the mirror and see your ugliness because I refuse to. I have received letters like this over the years. The advice I always got? ‘Ignore it.’ I did. But not anymore.
“On this day, Juneteenth, I ask my white friends to join together, acknowledge the racism that exists in our country and around the world, and pledge to stop ignoring it. We all must do better.”
A lot of people supported Buss in her move, and Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James praised her. King James has been loud and clear in his battle against racism. He stood by Buss on his own post and delivered a bold message, sharing all his love for the team owner.
The situation can easily get out of control now and everything started with the death of George Floyd. The African-American died at the hands of the Minneapolis Police. A police officer held his knee on Floyd’s neck, and the poor man died. This led to mass protest in the streets of every city in the country. Millions of people took the streets to express their anger.