Jason Whitlock: “LeBron James is ‘more than athlete’. He’s a television and movie exec, and all these players now want to be that. They’re dictating to these leagues ‘hop into this political bed with us, we’re going to add into the script this whole political plotline.’ We’ve all seen television shows go down this track of ‘this doesn’t make sense, what are they doing??’ It’s like the second season of True Detective. That’s what we’re about to see in professional sports. You’re taking successful, 70-year running television shows and we’re going to do something we’ve never done before and put politics front and center and make it all a part of our script. It’s going to be a disaster… Everybody has overdosed on the politics thing. They tried to resist it, but the players in conjunction with social media and Twitter in particular, have convinced these leagues and some of these TV executives that going hardcore down this political lane is the right thing to do. It’s going to be True Detective Season 2.” (Full Audio Above)
Listen to Jason Whitlock join Outkick the Coverage with Clay Travis to explain why he thinks pro sports are unwittingly heading down a disastrous highway to hell, as league executives and network producers who were once indifferent to pushing politics, have suddenly opened up the floodgates when it comes to letting players express themselves on controversial topics.
Check out the interview above as Whitlock details why these leagues are steering towards Armageddon.