U Mad? Here's Why These People Criticized LeBron James for Saluting Simone Biles and Simone Manuel's Gold Medals

U Mad? Here's Why These People Criticized LeBron James for Saluting Simone Biles and Simone Manuel's Gold Medals

When is it OK to spotlight Black excellence?

Published August 17th

In this day and age, people will criticize anything. But this takes it to an entirely other level.

People are actually criticizing LeBron James for saluting gymnast Simone Biles and swimmer Simone Manuel's Olympic gold medals.

Why?

Well, they feel like King James was wrong to say that the Olympic heroes are "truly inspiring for so many, especially young Black girls," reasoning that he shouldn't have only cited Black girls.

Really? It's not OK to spotlight Black excellence?

When is it OK to spotlight Black excellence then?

Just look at some of these comments his Facebook and Instagram posts generated.

Unreal.

Highlighting the Simones' #BlackGirlMagic as an inspiration to young Black girls doesn't mean that James is trying to exclude anyone. He's just recognizing and celebrating their Black excellence.

Celebrate with him...like the rest of us are.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

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