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LeBron James calls out the media for their treatment of Kyrie Irving compared to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones - "I was kind of disappointed"

LeBron sent a powerful statement defending Kyrie and calling out the media in a press conference after last night's game against the Blazers
LeBron James

LeBron James

In a press conference after a game against the Portland Trail Blazers, which the Los Angeles Lakers won, LeBron James made a surprising statement where he called out the entire media for their double standards in reporting about Kyrie Irving and Jerry Jones, the current owner of the Dallas Cowboys. 

LeBron calls out the media for their double standards

LeBron gave support to Kyrie, saying it was weird when the media didn't ask him anything about Jerry Jones, the Dallas Cowboys owner who participated at Little Rock in 1957. 

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To take a trip down memory lane, the infamous event involved white students at North Little Rock High School blocking the school doors, and denying access to six black students. The Cowboys owner was spotted in the background in a photo that resurfaced recently, creating a backlash against him, but according to LeBron, nowhere as near as the backlash, Kyrie received for sharing the Hebrews To Negroes movie on his social media. 

"I was wondering why I didn't get a question about a Jerry Jones photo but when the Kyrie thing was going on, you were quick to ask questions about that. When I watch Kyrie talk, and he says who I am, I want to keep the same energy when we are talking about my people and the things we've been through, and that Jerry Jones photo is one of those moments that our people, black people have been through in America and I felt as a black man, black athlete and someone with power and a platform. When we do something wrong or something people don't agree with, every single tabloid, every single news coverage is on the bottom ticker, is asked about every single day. It seems like to me the whole Jerry Jones situation photo, and I know it's years and years ago, we all make mistakes I get it, but it seems it was buried under like 'Ohh it happened, we just move on.' I was kind of disappointed I haven't received that question from you guys," LeBron said.

It will be interesting to see what happens next

After finishing his statement, LeBron immediately left the press conference, not really allowing the media members to ask him any additional questions about the topic surrounding Jones and Kyrie, for that matter. The reality is that he didn't put any blame on Jones for the actions that took place over 60 years ago because the reality is that everyone had mistakes in their lives, but he did heavily criticize the media for their double standards and how they treated Kyrie for his recent actions that were according and a lot of other people not as terrible as what Jones did back in the day. 

It will be interesting to see what will happen in the upcoming days and how the media will handle this story alongside some potential commentary from the Cowboys owner himself if that will happen at all. 

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