A Cincinnati area bar has announced that they will not be playing NBA games on their televisions anymore unless LeBron James is ousted from the league.
James has been under fire for threatening an Ohio police officer who fatally shot a teenage girl who was in the process of stabbing someone. The Ohio native posted on Twitter “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY” with an hourglass emoji and photo of the officer.
Following James’ threat against the officer, Jay Linneman, the owner of Linne’s Pub in Delhi Township, announced that people can go somewhere else to watch the NBA.
“If anyone wants to watch an NBA game, don’t come to Linnie’s Pub. We will not air them until Lebron James has been expelled from the NBA,” Linneman wrote on the bar’s Facebook page.
The ban caught the attention of James, who quote tweeted an article about it with a snarky reply.
“Aww Damn! I was headed there to watch our game tonight and have a drink! Welp,” he wrote.
Aww Damn! I was headed there to watch our game tonight and have a drink! Welp. https://t.co/RRfRksjckM
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 24, 2021
James has since deleted the threat and photo of the officer, but posted a new tweet which stated “I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate -This isn’t about one officer. it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY.”