LeBron James Asks Reporters Why He Was Never Questioned About Jerry Jones Photo

After the Lakers vs. Trail Blazers game, James shocked the room after posing a question that no one could answer.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been in a media firestorm after a photo surfaced of him  in a crowd of white students attempting to block six Black students from entering North Little Rock High School in 1957. During a recent press conference, LeBron James questioned reporters why he was asked about Kyrie Irving’s controversial statements but nothing about Jones.

During a Nov. 30 press conference, after the Los Angeles Lakers' 128-109 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, James said, “I got one question for you guys before you guys leave. I was thinking when I was on my way over here, I was wondering why I haven't gotten a question from you guys about the Jerry Jones photo. But when the Kyrie [Irving] thing was going on, you guys were quick to ask us questions about that." James added that he was “disappointed” and ended the press conference.

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Earlier this month, the Brooklyn Nets suspended Irving after accusations he supported a documentary with tropes that many have called antisemitic, and he was suspended. For days, NBA players were questioned about Irving, however, he returned from his suspension by Nov. 20.

As for 80-year-old Jones, on Nov. 25, he said about the photo, “Look, that was 65 years ago, and I had no idea when I walked up there what we were doing. It just is a reminder to me of how to improve and do things the right way. . . . You want to ask me what I was thinking? I was thinking I’m going to get in trouble for being up here, and I didn’t know what was going on. I was 15 years old and so having said that, that’s all that I can remember.”

Jerry Jones has been the owner of the Dallas Cowboys since 1989.

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