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Clay Travis Mocks LeBron James For 'Idiotic' Brittney Griner Comments

Clay Travis: “LeBron has spoken out and said his words were taken out of context when it came to Brittney Griner. Well, hold on a minute… LeBron said that if he were Brittney Griner, he wouldn’t want to come back to America because they were leaving her in prison for too long. It was an idiotic statement and it wasn’t made Live, it was made on HIS television show. If LeBron is mad about his recorded statements about Brittney Griner being shared, he should be furious at the people who make his television show, and his marketing team because they thought these comments were so brilliant that they left them in a taped show – let me repeat this, a TAPED show... They edit the show and decide what comments they want to do be in the broadcast. They thought his comments were so brilliant that they further sent out those comments to media to be widely disseminated, distributed, and discussed. LeBron has since said that he loves America and he was misunderstood… NO, you just didn’t like the reaction to what you said. If you’re upset about that reaction you should fire the idiots you employ who thought what you said was smart and wanted to have it shared widely.” (Full Segment Above)

Watch Clay Travis of Outkick the Coverage rip LeBron James for trying to backpedal from his controversial remarks regarding Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia.

In a teaser video for the next episode of LeBron’s TV show titled ‘The Shop’, LeBron wondered if Griner, who has been imprisoned in Russia for almost three and a half months for petty drug charges, would even want to return to the United States because the US didn’t ‘have her back.’

LeBron would later make a tweet saying his comments were taken out of context.

Check out the segment above as Clay mocks LeBron, saying it was a viral video that was produced by HIS show, and edited and disseminated by HIS own people, and that he’s only backtracking now because of all the blowback he got.

Here were Clay’s comments yesterday when the short video of LeBron discussing Griner had first gone viral.

Clay Travis: “LeBron is not very intelligent when he talks about anything but basketball, and there’s been this desperate attempt to try and make LeBron James into the modern-day Mohammad Ali. Brittney Griner broke Russian law and she has since pled guilty to breaking Russian law. I want her to be out of Russia like I want every American citizen who is being punished for breaking Russian law out of Russian prison and back into the United States, but she traveled in Russia by her own acknowledgment with prohibited substances. Use this as a PSA: if you go to a foreign country, as much as you might dislike the American justice system, it is the envy of justice systems around the world. Most of you will not be treated very well if you break the law of a country that you are visiting. Brittney Griner voted for Joe Biden; there is now a war between Ukraine and Russia, I believe because Joe Biden is President. I’ve said for a long time I don’t think Vladimir Putin would have invaded Russia if Donald Trump were still President, but what LeBron is saying makes no sense. America hasn’t really done anything wrong that led to Brittney Griner being put in prison in Russia. She chose to go to Russia. If you look at what Donald Trump did for the UCLA basketball players who were arrested for stealing things in China, and if you look at what Trump did when it came to A$AP Rocky in Sweden, I think Trump would have gotten personally involved, and if he were still President I think Brittney Griner would already be back in America. The idea that Brittney Griner shouldn’t come back to America, which is what LeBron said, because of how this country has treated her, where is she going to go? Does LeBron think that she should stay in Russia? Does he think she should go to some other European country and they would have taken care of her better? It’s so dumb what LeBron is arguing. Remember, LeBron carried water for China, he ‘shut and dribbled’ for Chairman Xi, but this is not only LeBron’s stupidity, this is everybody who works on ‘The Shop.’ They all got to watch the outtakes, they all got to edit this entire episode, and they decided that LeBron saying that he might not come back to America if he had gotten arrested in Russia for violating Russian law because America wouldn’t have done enough to get him back to America sooner is pure nonsense, pure balderdash, and emblematic of LeBron when he talks about anything other than basketball he typically doesn’t make much sense at all. This attempted lionization of LeBron James to turn him into a modern-day Mohammad Ali has been so transparently a failure that every time LeBron opens his mouth to speak on emotionally and politically charged issues he just ends up tripping all over himself.”

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