Dallas Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones praised Los Angeles Lakers celebrity LeBron James after James ripped reporters for not asking him about Jones attending a protest in opposition to desegregation in 1957.
“Nicely, to begin with, it’s important to hear me say how a lot I consider LeBron,” Jones stated on 105.three The Fan, as shared by Mike Florio of Professional Soccer Speak. “I don’t know of anyone I respect any extra. I don’t know of anyone that has taken each alternative he’s had and maximized it. He not solely is an absolute nice ambassador for sport. He has taken sports activities, he’s taken his venues and used these platforms.”
After the Lakers earned a 128-109 win over the Portland Path Blazers on Wednesday night time, James pressed media members “to maintain the identical vitality” concerning the picture of Jones that went viral that they displayed for Brooklyn Nets All-Star guard Kyrie Irving sharing a hyperlink to a film and e-book that comprise antisemitic tropes.
James defined in October he is not a Cowboys fan due to Jones’ stance on not permitting gamers to kneel through the nationwide anthem as a type of protest. Per Rob Goldberg of Bleacher Report, Jones stated in October 2017 that anybody on the Cowboys who “disrespects the flag” will not be allowed to play for the storied franchise.
On Thursday, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott instructed reporters he believes “in grace and alter” when requested concerning the controversial Jones picture.