The owner of a West Side Cincinnati area bar declines to show NBA games on television anymore over remarks LeBron James made about a deadly police shooting of a teen in Columbus.
The games can go back on the TVs at Linne’s Pub in Delhi Township when James is “expelled” from the league, said bar owner Jay Linneman.
The Los Angeles Laker forward and Ohio native posted on Twitter “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY” with an hourglass emoji. According to an ESPN report, the photo was of a Columbus police officer identified as the person who fired the fatal shot.
James later deleted the Twitter post.
In a new post, James said anger from anyone is not good, including from himself.
Linneman, who announced the no NBA games on TV policy in a Facebook post, said he is tired of all athletes’ statements.
“They just want to play the game, and that’s it,” he said. “Their belief doesn’t matter. They’re using their position to thrust their opinions, and that’s not right.”
Linneman said if a high-ranking government official of former President Donald Trump or President Joe Biden had made similar statements, there would be calls for “impeachment.”