LeBron James Says He Hates Boston Celtics Fans Because They 'Racist As F**k'
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LeBron James has explained that he does not like Boston Celtics Supporters because they are "racist as f**k".
The NBA star was not afraid to get candid as he slammed the Boston Celtics fanbase for being racist.
On the latest episode of TV series The Shop, James was asked why he hates Boston Celtics supporters, to which he responded: "'cause they racist as f**k."
Explaining his reasoning, he said: "They will say anything. And it’s fine. It’s my life, f**k, I’ve been dealing with it my whole life. I don’t mind it. I hear it. If I hear somebody close by, I check them real quick, then move onto the game. They’re going to say whatever the f**k they want to say.”
James then recalled an incident during the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals, where a Celtics fan poured a drink over him as he walked back to the locker room, following Miami’s Game 6 victory at TD Garden.
James said: "There was like a f*** LBJ t-shirt. I believe they sold it at the f***ing team shop."
James' is just the latest in a string of people to call out Celtics supporters.
In June, Draymond Green's wife Hazel Renee took to Instagram to slam Celtics fans for chanting "f*** you, Draymond." throughout the NBA Finals.
Draymond Green’s wife, Hazel Renee, took to Instagram to call out Celtics fans for their ‘F**k you Draymond’ chants as well as calling him a ‘b**ch’ and a ‘motherf**ker’ in front of her kids. pic.twitter.com/v3E7kajQDL— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) June 9, 2022
Four-time NBA champion Play Thompson also shared his dislike for Celtics fans following Game 3. He said: "We’ve played in front of rude fans before. Dropping F-bombs with children in the crowd. Really classy. Good job, Boston.”
In an October 2021 article by Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald, NBA players Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson and Marcus Smart discussed their history of dealing with racism on the court and in the city.
Kyrie Irving admitted to hearing racist remarks directed to toward him during the first-round series against Boston.
When asked if he’d had racist comments directed at him while playing in Boston, Irving implied he and others had.
“I’m not the only one that can attest to this. But it’s just … it won’t …It is what it is."
Boston Guard Jaylen Brown responded to Irving's comment saying: "I think painting every Celtics fan as a a racist would be unfair. However we've got a lot of work to do, no question. There's a lack of resources there, lack of opportunity."
The racist remarks do not throw James off his game, though, as he explained that he occasionally looks into the crowd if he hears fan sitting close by, but ignores racist comments at this point in his career.
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar has won four NBA championships, holds two Olympic gold medals and has scored the most points in the playoffs, the second most career points, and has the seventh most career assists.
James has reached billionaire status and is part owner of the Boston Red Sox. He is widely considered one of the greatest players of all time.