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Well, you knew this was coming.
“LeBron James should apologize immediately. No matter the context, this language is very offensive to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, and an athlete admired by kids everywhere should recognize the power of his actions and words,” said Peter Berns, chief executive officer of The Arc, in a statement.
What’s next? Is David Stern going to slap LeBron with a fine to make this go away?
UPDATE: Following Game 4 Monday night, LeBron James apologized for using the word “retarded.”
Call me old-fashioned, but it’s kind of tacky to give people a present with your name on it, no? But that’s what Oprah Winfrey and Nike founder Phil Knight did during Winfrey’s show on Tuesday, giving the audience free running shoes that had Oprah’s name on the toe and both of their names on the shoelaces. Nice bit of product placement – provided the audience has equally bad taste and is willing to wear shoes that carry free advertising for two of the world’s biggest moguls.
Giving the audience a free pair of Nikes (without crass advertising) was too much to ask?
(Source: Associated Press)