For over a year, the mainstream media and democrats have been melting down over anyone who violates their precious coronavirus rules, regulations, and lockdowns.
It doesn’t matter who you are, if you break protocol, you must be punished…
…Unless of course your name is Lebron James.
The outspoken liberal golden child of the NBA was seen violating the league’s coronavirus health and safety protocols, after photographs were shared online of him hanging out with celebrities Drake and Michael B. Jordan.
The league announced that it will not suspend James for violating the rules, and therefore he will be allowed to continue playing in the NBA playoffs.
Hall of Famer Charle Barkley, who is never one to shy away from controversy, was asked about the NBA’s response.
Barkley did not mince any words, as he replied:
“The NBA ain’t got the balls to suspend Lebron James.”
Barkley went on to say that if it had been a lesser player, the NBA would have put him in health and safety protocols.
Barkley also claimed that he began to laugh when he read the league’s response, saying:
“Ain’t no f–king way LeBron James is going to be sitting out because of health and safety protocols.”
I suppose when you’re the golden child of the NBA, and you give yourself the nickname “King James,” you’re immune from the rules the rest of us have to follow.
Fox News has more on what the oustpoken NBA Hall of Famer had to say about the league's response to Lebron James' actions:
Hall of Famer Charles Barkley spoke out after the league announced that Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James would not be suspended after he violated the NBA’s health and safety protocols earlier this week when he attended a promotional event with rapper Drake and actor Michael B. Jordan.
ESPN reported on Saturday that the NBA did not intend to suspend James after he attended a photoshoot for Lobos 1707 tequila, which is a brand that he is an investor in.
Barkley, who is as outspoken as anyone in sports media, shared his thoughts on the NBA’s decision.
"The NBA ain’t got the balls to suspend Lebron James. Zero." Barkley said during a virtual interview with Yahoo Sports.
Here Was Barkley's Response:
Lebron James Parties With Drake and Michael B. Jordan Before an NBA Playoff Game
The same guy who cries victimhood all the time due to the color of his skin makes millions of dollars and is allowed to do whatever he wants without any consequences.
It sure pays to be a "victim."
Here's Breitbart with more on the special set of rules that exist just for "King" James:
Punishments for James’ violation range from fines, to suspensions, to written warnings. In other words, the NBA gave themselves plenty of latitude not to be forced into a situation where they have to suspend the league’s best player for a playoff game. This is precisely what they would be doing if they had to suspend James now.
Though, despite the lenient punishments for first-time offenders, one would think the league would want to keep James in the 10-14 day screening protocol for players who have been exposed. Of course, that would actually take James out of multiple playoff games instead of one or two.
The league’s attitude toward quarantine could be changed if they had proof that James has been vaccinated. However, the superstar forward has steadfastly maintained his privacy, calling the decision on whether to get vaccinated is “family talk.”
The NBA said that they have discussed James’ violation with the Lakers.