Rev Jesse Jackson – - Go Away, Pleaseby BigGreek24
Yet again, Jesse Jackson is putting his nose where it isn’t wanted. In an article on ESPN.com, the Rev Jesse Jackson criticized the Cleveland Cavaliers owner for the statments he made in a letter to Cavs fans after LeBron James announced that he was leaving Cleveland for the Miami Heat on Thursday evening.
In a statement released by Jackson, he said the Cavs owner Dan Gilbert has a “slave owner” mentality and that his letter was an attack on all NBA players. Please, let’s be real. I applaud the owner for having the balls to express his outrage to his fans. This was the organization that drafted and then spent millions not just on James’ yearly salary, but also on his development as a professional athlete and as an adult and now the Heat get to possibly cash in on James in his prime? I’d be a little upset, too.
As for Jackson, I’m sorry but I am sick and tired of seeing him butt into these issues where clearly he needs not get involved. This is why race relations in this country are where they are – - guys like Jesse Jackson and their incessent need to get their name in the news at just about any cost. I don’t think that James needs Jackson’s assistance here, nor do the other “slaves” that play in the NBA and I would hope that the Rev Jackson would concentrate more on the people that might really need his help in Chicago, even if it doesn’t make headlines.