Monday, July 12, 2010

Jackson: Gilbert Sees LeBron As A “Runaway Slave”

If that's slavery, show me my "Massa"!
On Sunday, Jesse Jackson criticized Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert saying his remarks in the open letter he released to the people of Cleveland after LeBron James announced he’ll be leaving to join the Miami Heat was akin to calling James a “runaway slave.”

Jackson says the comments were “mean, arrogant, and presumptuous.”

“He speaks as an owner of LeBron and not the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers,” the reverend said in a release from his Chicago-based civil rights group, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. “His feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave. This is an owner employee relationship—between business partners—and LeBron honored his contract.”

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