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LeBron James: Black athletes are held to a different standard than white athletes

LeBron James: Black athletes are held to a different standard than white athletes

Lakers superstar LeBron James believes there’s a race-based double standard in this country when it comes to the public’s expectations of professional athletes.

As part of a group discussion on the first episode of his unscripted HBO series “The Shop,” which premiered Tuesday night, James laid out a hypothetical situation in which a famous athlete responds negatively to a fan trying to take a photo of an athlete who’s on a family outing.

In this scenario, James said during the expletive-filled discussion, the public reaction would be different depending on the race of the athlete involved.

“We're like, ‘Yo, get that […] phone out of my face. I'm with my family,’” James...

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