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LeBron James reveals he wanted ‘to hold the media accountable’ for burying 1957 photo of Jerry Jones

LeBron James reveals he wanted ‘to hold the media accountable’ for burying 1957 photo of Jerry Jones at an anti-integration clash in favor of Kyrie Irving’s anti-Semitism row, saying the press is ‘so quick to hold black athletes’ responsible

  • LeBron James expressed why he put the media on blast over double standards 
  • The King was critical after not being asked to comment on a recently surfaced 65-year-old photo of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones at an anti-integration clash 
  • James had been asked repeatedly about Kyrie Irving’s ‘anti-Semitic’ tweet 
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LeBron James explained why he slammed the media over the 1957 resurfaced photo of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones during the alternate coverage of Thursday Night Football. 

Just over a week ago, after the Lakers’ 128-109 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, James accused media of double standards after a recently surfaced photo showed Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones as a 14-year-old during a civil rights clash at his Little Rock high school in 1957.  

At the time, James inquired why he hadn’t been asked about Jones, despite fielding questions for much of November about former teammate, Kyrie Irving, who faced accusations of anti-Semitism.

LeBron James explained why he slammed the media over the 1957 resurfaced photo of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones during Thursday Night Football’s crossover with The Shop

14-year-old Jerry Jones (circled) is seen in a 1957 photo attending an anti-integration protest

14-year-old Jerry Jones (circled) is seen in a 1957 photo attending an anti-integration protest 

James explained why he felt the need to call out the media on the subject during The Shop’s crossover with TNF. 

‘Just accountability man,’ James began to explain. ‘You know, the media is so quick to hold us athletes, especially us black athletes, you know, always hold us accountable. 

‘We can’t make mistakes. We can’t do this. They want to bring up everything. I want to hold the media accountable. 

‘The fact that they didn’t ask anyone of us. I didn’t hear a question from any athlete, you know, especially in the basketball world, about the situation. 

James accused the press of double standards, questioning why he wasn't quizzed on the photo

James accused the press of double standards, questioning why he wasn’t quizzed on the photo

Owner and President of the Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving

James, who won a title with Irving in Cleveland in 2016, fielded several questions about Irving (right) during the controversy, but was confused why he hasn’t been asked about Jones (left)

‘I’m just holding them accountable – let them know I see. I am definitely woke that’s for sure.’

James abruptly brought out the old photo of Jones, which the Cowboys owner had previously explained, without any prompting from media on November 30. 

 ‘I got one question for you guys before you guys leave,’ James said to reporters last week. ‘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.’  

Brooklyn Nets star Irving  caught the attention for publicizing the 2018 film 'Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America' on social media with a link to its Amazon page

Brooklyn Nets star Irving  caught the attention for publicizing the 2018 film ‘Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America’ on social media with a link to its Amazon page

In the 65-year-old photo, Jones is seen among white students at Arkansas’ North Little Rock High as they blocked six African-American teenagers from entering and integrating the school. 

Jones has acknowledged to the Washington Post that that it is, indeed, him in the photograph, although he claims he was there out of curiosity and not any racist intent. 

Irving found himself in the eye of an anti-Semitic storm, which began after the former Cavalier posted a link to an Amazon documentary on his social media in October.

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