08 May 2011

LeBron James Call Reporter's Question "Retarded"

After his club's tough game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics, Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat was asked about the contact with Rajon Rondo that led to the latter dislocating his elbow (but played on to lead Boston to victory) and whether it was a dirty play. LeBron James was clearly bothered or annoyed by the question and mutters under his breath "That's retarded." To the videotape.

This is another case of NBA superstars showing their immaturity. It is simply inexcusable for one of the faces of the NBA who is adored by millions of fans to use offensive language like this. While this is certainly not of the degree of inflammatory of a comment that was Kobe Bryant's homophobic remarks but completely unnecessary nonetheless.

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