LeBron James has a BIG beef with Lori Loughlin’s special prison treatment

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Though NBA star LeBron James frequently provokes criticism, particularly from conservatives, sometimes — rarely, mind you — he attracts praise as well. Of course, even the praise usually comes with criticism.

Such was the case Friday, when the Los Angeles Lakers player expressed outrage over then-breaking news that disgraced Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin “will get to serve her two-month sentence at the prison of her choice.”

“Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton approved the actor’s request filed on September 9 to serve her time at the federal correctional institution located in Victorville, California, the prison closest to her home,” Vanity Fair reported at the time.

“The place where Loughlin will likely be incarcerated … is a low-security prison that houses 300 inmates and comes with quite the Hollywood pedigree.”

The news completely floored James.

Look at what he posted to his Instagram below:

“Of her what!!??? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. I’m laughing cause sometimes you have to just to stop from crying! 🤦🏾‍♂️. Don’t make no damn sense to me. We just want the same treatment if committed of same crime that’s all,” he wrote

“Is that asking for to much??? Let me guess, it is huh. Yeah I know!! We’ll just keep pushing forward and not expecting the handouts! STRONG, BLACK & POWERFUL! 🙏🏾✊🏾👑”

His outrage over Loughlin being unfairly treated with kid gloves earned James a rare dose of agreement from virtually everybody, including people who literally hate him.

Look:

But naturally, the post also attracted some criticism because it seemed racially tinged. James’ implication appeared to be that Loughlin is benefiting from the privilege of being able to choose her own prison because of the color of her skin.

In fact, several media outlets broached James’ remarks by specifically citing Loughlin’s so-called “white privilege.”

“James weighed in on what he deemed to be an example of white privilege and a double standard hours before the Lakers open their Western Conference Finals series against the Denver Nuggets on Friday,” Sports Illustrated reported.

But a large number of critics strongly believe Loughlin’s case has nothing to do with white privilege and everything to do with the privilege that stems from being rich, powerful and renowned … just like James and his peers in sports.

Observe:

Are the critics right to say that James and his peers are no different than Loughlin?

There are certainly plenty of examples of renowned minorities, particularly blacks, benefiting from the privilege of wealth and power:

This latest flare-up involving James comes amid another flare-up that happened Friday when the NBA star threw a bit of a fit over not being chosen as the first-place NBA MVP of the 2019-2020 season.

Speaking with reporters Friday after Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks was announced as this season’s MVP, James seethed with anger as he spoke of how “pissed” he felt over receiving so few votes from the judging panel.

“Pissed me off. That’s my true answer. It pissed me off, because out of 101 votes, I got 16 first-place votes. That’s what pissed me off more than anything. You know, not saying that the winner wasn’t deserving of the MVP. But that pissed me off. And I finished second a lot in my career, either from a championship, and now four times as an MVP,” he complained.

“I never came into this league saying, ‘Let me be an MVP or be a champion.’ I’ve always said I just wanna get better and better every single day, and those things take care of themselves. There’s some things that are out of my hands, some things you just can’t control. But, it pissed me off.”

Ironically, the fit provoked critics into accusing him of being the “whiny,” “privileged” one:

Vivek Saxena

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V. Saxena is a staff writer for BizPac Review with a decade of experience as a professional writer, and a lifetime of experience as an avid news junkie. He holds a degree in computer technology from Purdue University.
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