LeBron James Speaks On How Black Athletes Are Held To A Different Standard In Public Than White Star Athletes Like Tom Brady

Last night, LeBron James’ unfiltered/ uncensored barbershop roundtable talk show “The Shop” premiered on HBO with featured guests Jon Stewart, Vince Staples, Snoop Dogg, Candace Parker, Odell Beckham Jr. and Draymond Green.

During the discussion on race in last night’s episode LeBron spoke on how white and black athletes are held to different standards.

LeBron went on to give a hypothetical scenario of how a star white athlete like Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers is treated differently than a star black athlete for reacting the same way towards unruly fans in public.

Here’s a clip via @Ballislife.

If it’s (Tom) Brady, if it’s (Aaron) Rodgers, if it’s (Peyton) Manning. And we’re doing the same shit), the same exact shit,” “I’m talking about a phone is out. We’re like, ‘Yo, get that fucking phone out of my face. I’m with my family.’

“If we’re out with our family and we say that shit and somebody posts it, and if Aaron Rodgers or one of those guys say that shit and they post it, somebody’s going to be like, ‘Hey, you guys should respect Aaron Rodgers. and they would say to us, those guys are fucking dickheads.”

While some viewers seemed to be turned off by the language in “The Shop”, the consensus around the Internet is that LeBron and HBO have a hit on their hands.

If you haven’t watch “The Shop” yet, you should definitely check it out.