LeBron Was Hilariously Roasted For His Criticism Of ‘Washington Football’

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Late last week, LeBron James took his criticism of the former Washington Redskins’ new name: ‘Washington Football’. His words led to a historically accurate and hilarious clap back:

As the son of former Major League Baseball player Gary Sheffield, I feel more than qualified to comment on the hilarity of the response from @HogsHaven, while also addressing the hypocrisy of LeBron James. Hypocrisy seems to be LeBron’s middle name these days as he never manages to leave his opinion out the mix.  

LeBron’s critique of Washington Football was about as stupid as the shake weight, but his inability to be self aware stems, partially, from us. We allow super athletes a platform where we seem to care about what they say on topics they clearly know nothing about. We praise athletes agreeing with our political views for utilizing their platform for good, but reality is they make baseless comments to no end because we allow it.

There’s no question ‘Washington Football’ feels like making your password, “password”, but LeBron James is the least qualified person, maybe on earth, to weigh in. 

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr


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  1. LBJ doesn’t know about loyalty and one day that lack of ‘home’ will eat away at him as he gets older. He won’t be celebrated anywhere when he retires. Certainly not by the Lakers.

    I love my Redskins, because that’s home. I won’t call them anything else and I will quietly root for them even if I can’t stand to watch them play. They may be bad forever.

    LBJ bastardized the concept of freedom and liberty by rooting for the Cowboys over his Cleveland Browns. He roots for the Yankees over his Indians. He has no loyalty except to Nike and $$. I’ve enjoyed watching an athlete less than LBJ.

    He can comment on anything he wants, but having a platform doesn’t make him worthy of a read. I don’t watch him play anymore. And one day he will regret his bad attitude toward America and American Indians. And fans of all shapes, sizes and colors.

  2. Gary, as a kid who grew up wagging his bat in BP when your dad was in his prime, it’s fun to experience generation 2 of talent in a completely different field. You’re killing it here at Outkick, keep it up man!

  3. It’s refreshing to see Gary having true courage and taking what may be an unpopular stance against LeBron James w/ his royal highness and millions of ignorant woke fanboys (also known as successful yet highly unethical and spineless journalists Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windworst who just suck up to athletes to gain access). Keep up the great work!

  4. Gary, good stuff here. But, are you sure the shake weight doesn’t work?

    Also, looking at that Hog’s Heaven tweet, it kind of makes sense for the Redskins to choose some hog related mascot. It calls back to their history, and I think the fans could get behind it. It’s kind of like how Auburn has the tiger and the war eagle as backup. Chris_Redskins, thoughts?

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