“Perhaps We Send Him to Russia for a Few Months…” – LeBron James Gets Heat From UFC Veteran Who Publicly Bashed Brittney Griner

Published 07/15/2022, 6:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK, USA – JANUARY 22: LeBron James of Los Angeles Lakers is seen prior to NBA match between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York, United States on January 22, 2020. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

LeBron James received another unappetizing comment for his remark on the Brittney Griner news. It shook the entire sports world after the news broke that Russia held a WNBA player in detention. After two-time UFC title challenger, Jorge Masvidal, another MMA fighter found the Lakers star’s comment distasteful, which one can see in The Shop season 5 episode 5 official trailer.

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Military veteran and former UFC athlete, Tim Kennedy, who is known for his outspoken personality, shared his thought on LeBron James’s comment.

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On his Instagram handle, the former UFC middleweight wrote, “Perhaps we send him to Russia for a few months…. ???”

 

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Besides, he shared an article from the web that had a headline – ‘LeBron James questions why Brittney Griner would ‘want to go back to America’ after slow response from US government’

However, the Los Angeles Lakers forward shared his comments were taken out of context. Thus, he clarified it with his tweet. Further, he extended support to his fellow basketball player.

Yet before ‘King James‘ clarification, many took to their social platform to oppose him. One such example was the UFC athlete, Jorge Masvidal, who also endorsed a post that offered to trade the NBA star to the WNBA star.

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And with Kennedy’s comment coming after the clarification, perhaps James’s brief remark about Griner in a 0:34-second video is still making a lot of negative effects.

Sports personalities apart from LeBron James that supported Brittney Griner

The 31-year-old 6’9” women’s basketball player is getting support from the entire sports world. Not only LeBron James or athletes from the basketball field but UFC color commentator, Joe Rogan, and other prominent names in the sports world have Griner’s back in her tough time.

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Boxing Hall of Fame, Roy Jones Jr, offered he was working to get her out of the jail. According to TMZ, the boxing great will even go to Moscow to help her.

Boston Celtics came together to show their encouragement for the WNBA athlete as they wore “WE ARE BG” t-shirts.

Even Garner’s Russian teammates offered character statements for her during the trials.

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Deepak Kumar

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.

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