LeBron James Apologizes for Posting 21 Savage's 'Jewish Money' Lyric

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LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers warms up before the game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on Dec. 18, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

LeBron James is sorry for posting a lyric that referenced “Jewish money.” The Los Angeles Lakers star says he simply got caught up in the music, thought the lyric was a “compliment” and offers “apologies, for sure.”

The lyric comes from the song “ASMR” by rapper 21 Savage. James shared it over the weekend on his Instagram account, which has nearly 46 million followers.

The lyric says, “We been getting that Jewish money, Everything is Kosher.”

James apologized on ESPN -- “if I offended anyone.” He says he regularly posts lyrics and listens to “great music” in his car. He adds: “That was the byproduct of it. So I actually thought it was a compliment, and obviously it wasn’t through the lens of a lot of people.”

The posting was highlighted by Darren Rovell of The Action Network, a media company.



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