Via The Blaze:

NBA superstar LeBron James recently invoked slavery to slam NFL team owners, likening the method many NFL owners use to operate their teams to that of slave owners.

Speaking on his HBO show “The Shop,” James lamented over the disparity of treatment between players in the NBA and those in the NFL, who he said are viewed as disposable, leading to rampant disrespect.

“In the NFL they got a bunch of old white men owning teams and they got that slave mentality,” James said. “And it’s like, ‘This is my team. You do what the f*** I tell y’all to do. Or we get rid of y’all.'”

According to HuffPost, James contrasted NBA commissioner Adam Silver with NFL executives. The Los Angeles Lakers star player praised Silver for allowing NBA players to use their platforms for advocacy, whereas in the NFL players are ridiculed — and even blackballed from the league, as in the case of Colin Kaepernick — for expressing themselves politically.

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