Kareem Abdul Jabbar: "Lebron is bigger than the GOAT debate, he is a hero"

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  1. Icepick Isaacs

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    :wow:

    From one GOAT to another. Kareem talking about the larger picture like Loaded Lux...

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: LeBron James is bigger than the GOAT debate, he's a hero for our time

     
  2. He Who Posts Well

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    Another Lebron thread :coffee:
     
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    Bron fans making threads for 10+ day old articles :picard:
     
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    I'm wondering why nobody made one sooner. We love talking about Lebron on this site...

    Very good article tho. Ya'll should read it.
     
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    AND TAKIN OUTA CONTEXT TOO LMAO

    CAP ALREADY SAID KOBE>LEBRON

    :camby:
     
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    I posted the whole article dummy. How is that out of context? Don't respond.
     
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    U THINK U SLICK WIT THE QUOTE U POSTED, BUT EVERY1 CAN SEE THRU UR BS
     
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    I think it was posted when it first came out. Idk if a thread was made but I read it then. It was a good article :salute:
     
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    The quote I posted that says Bron isn't the GOAT and that he's disappointed in him for calling himself the GOAT? Whats slick about that? Don't respond...
     
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    MAYBE I MISREAD UR INTENTIONS

    HARD TO TELL WIT ALL THE LEBRON GROUPIES RUNNIN AROUND THE FORUM LIKE SOME CHICKENS WIT THEY HEADS CUT OFF .. EXCUSE ME IF I WAS MISTAKING
     
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    :mjlol: these dudes keep tryna add qualifiers to put him in "the convo".
    Remember when Pat Riley called him the B.O.A.T (:dame:)
    Best of all time :mjlol:
     
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    You are emotional I understand. Apology accepted
     
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    But success as an athlete isn’t enough. To laud anyone as a cultural hero, that person would also have to embody as well as promote some of the core values of that culture. LeBron has done that through his outspoken political and social advocacy, especially in support of racial equality. But beyond just talking, he has taken positive actions to better the community and country. This was demonstrated when Fox News’ Laura Ingraham famously reacted to an ESPN interview with LeBron in which he discussed, among many other topics, politics, by complaining, “It’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball. Keep the political comments to yourselves.… Shut up and dribble.”

    Instead of just engaging in a social media war, he turned her lame insult into a three-part documentary series for Showtime called Shut Up and Dribble, which explores the evolving role of athletes in today’s divisive political climate. Over the years, LeBron has added his voice to the many athletes of conscience who wish to call attention to social injustices in order to eradicate them.

    This “dumb jock” stereotype is the same refrain I and other athletes have heard all our lives from conservatives who use the lowest form of logical fallacy, the ad hominem (name-calling) attack, to distract from the message. The weird implication is that a black man raised in America has no idea about racial injustice because he also plays basketball. I have been a journalist and book author longer than I played basketball, yet every time I publicly express an opinion, some people complain that my opinions have no validity because I was once an athlete. Because he is so articulate and revered, LeBron is helping to eliminate that stereotype.

    I’m often asked whether there’s a significant difference between the black athlete activists of my era and those of today. In the ’60s and ’70s, there were fewer of us: Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, Tommie Smith, John Carlos and a handful of others. Today, a lot more are speaking out. Sadly, aside from numbers, there’s not much difference because so little has changed. Athletes are still punished for using their constitutional rights, and the things we protested 50 years ago are still happening. And some members of the public are more outraged at being reminded that little has changed than the fact that little has changed. It would be easy for black athletes to give up in despair at such a response. But players like LeBron, Colin Kaepernick, Andrew Hawkins, Serena and Venus Williams, Eric Reid and many others keep fighting for justice.

    :wow:
     
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    Lebron run theColi
     
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