LeBron: Celtics fans are ‘racist as fuck’

Posted: 16/07/2022 in NBA
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Count LeBron James among the NBA stars to call out Boston Celtics fans for their behavior.

When asked during an episode of “The Shop” to name a city he hates playing in, the Los Angeles Lakers forward chose Boston.

“They racist as fuck,” James said. “They will say anything. And it’s fine. I mean, fuck, it’s my life, I’ve been dealing with it my whole life. I don’t mind it. I hear it.”

James referred to the time a Celtics fan poured a beer on him after a playoff game in 2012. He also called out Boston spectators for wearing “Fuck LBJ” shirts before jokingly suggesting they were “sold at the fucking team shop.”

James joined Fenway Sports Group (FSG) as a partner in March 2021. FSG is the parent group company of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins and English Premier League side Liverpool.

Other players have criticized Celtics supporters for being racist as well.

Kyrie Irving pled with the Boston faithful to avoid “subtle racism” upon his return to TD Garden last May. He added that he was “not the only one that can attest” to Celtics fans directing racist remarks at players.

More recently, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson said Boston supporters were “dropping F-bombs with children in the crowd” during the NBA Finals before sarcastically calling the fan base “classy.”

When asked in 2021 about players characterizing Celtics fans as racist, Boston wing Jaylen Brown said “painting every Celtics fan as a racist would be unfair” before adding that Boston has “a lot of work to do” in that regard.

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