(RepublicanWire.org) – NBA superstar LeBron James bashed the United States in favor of Russia as he has suggested that a WNBA player, who is in custody in Moscow on drug charges, may as well decide not to return to America.
This isn’t the first time James has made openly woke, anti-American comments – although he was known to be fond of the leadership of Communist China, where he sells basketball shoes – even as he already has a fortune of more than $1 billion.
As he bashed America to the benefit of Putin’s Russia, a modern-day fascist dictatorship currently invading its democratic neighbor Ukraine, LeBron James was referring to the case of Brittney Griner.
Griner, also known for her woke stance since 2020, which has included disrespecting the US national anthem, was detained at an airport in Moscow as she was leaving Russia after offseason games.
Griner was arrested on February 17 on allegations of drug possession and trafficking. A week before, on February 24, Putin attacked Ukraine with 200,000 troops and started the most significant war in Europe since World War II.
Earlier this month, Griner pleaded guilty to the Russian charges and faces a 10-year prison sentence. The US government hasn’t been able to do much to get her out of Russia, primarily due to the high tensions with Moscow stemming from the invasion of Ukraine.
At the same time, however, she and her lawyers’ decision to plead guilty is believed to be due to preparing a prisoner swap with the Russians.
According to a report in The New York Times, the Putin regime wants to exchange her for Viktor Bout, a very dangerous rogue Russian arms dealer known as the “merchant of death,” serving a 25-year sentence in a US prison.
Against this complicated backdrop, LeBron James openly accused the US government of not doing enough to get Griner released and out of Russia. He spoke on the HBO show “The Shop: Uninterrupted.”
“How can she feel like America has her back? I would be feeling like, ‘Do I even want to go back to America?’” James stated. His apparent insult to America hinted that Putin’s Russia might be better than the United States.
In 2018, LeBron James made a scandalous statement against the NFL and “old white men” whom he portrayed as slave masters.
“In the NFL, they got a bunch of old white men owning teams, and they got that slave mentality,” the basketball billionaire said back then.