Search
Close this search box.

Jason Whitlock Catches Heat After Slamming LeBron James for Outrage Over Ahmaud Arbery Murder

jason-whitlock

*Fox Sports co-host Jason Whitlock is catching some major heat online after slamming LeBron James’ response to the shooting death of a Black jogger in Georgia.

Ahmaud Arbery is the 25-year-old Georgia man who was gunned down earlier this year by two suspected white supremacists near his hometown in Brunswick, Ga. He was unarmed when he was fatally shot in the Satilla Shores neighborhood in Brunswick, Georgia, on February 23.

Travis McMichael, 34, and his father, Gregory, 64, a retired cop, had seen Arbery running in the area and decided to arm themselves, chase him down in a pickup truck and kill him.

According to The Brunswick News, Travis and Gregory followed Ahmaud and demanded that he stop and talk to them, believing him to be a burglary suspect.  At some point, they got out of their truck, confronted him and after a struggle over the shotgun with Travis, Arbery was shot at least twice and killed.

Father and son have now been arrested and charged with murder.

OTHER NEWS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED: Alabama Cop Body Slams Walmart Shopper for Not Wearing a Mask (Watch)

“We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes!” James wrote on Twitter Wednesday night. “Can’t even go for a damn jog man! Like WTF man are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?!? No man fr ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!! I’m sorry Ahmaud(Rest In Paradise) and my prayers and blessings sent to the heavens above to your family.”

As noted by the New York Post, Whitlock fired back at the Lakers star on Twitter with a bizarre Michael Jordan comparison.

“This isn’t helpful,” Whitlock wrote. “It’s twitter trolling. It’s using this man’s tragedy to build a brand as more outspoken than Michael Jordan. There are all kinds of ways to draw attention to this tragedy. Suggesting that we are hunted everyday/every time is just s–t-stirring.”

James’ NBA colleagues rushed to his defense, with LeBron’s former Cavaliers teammate Kendrick Perkins writing: “You sure you’re not trolling and making it about you? He’s using his platform to speak out on a tragedy and you making it about him and MJ. Do better big bro!”

“Because for @WhitlockJason its all about likes and retweets smh…,” 76ers star Tobias Harris added.

Here’s what retired NBAer Matt Barnes had to say:

Matt Barnes

Below are more reactions to LeBron’s tweet:

“LeBron is the Pied Piper for a lot of athletes,” Whitlock tweeted Thursday morning amid the negative replies to his initial response to James. “If the goal is to promote justice for Ahmaud Arbery, LeBron’s rhetoric doesn’t promote justice. It promotes emotion and fear, the enemies of justice. We can continue to promote emotion/fear or we can seek justice.”

Filmmaker/singer Tariq Nasheed noted on Twitter, “Let’s be clear. Jason Whitlock is a puppet of white supremacist execs at ESPN & Fox Sports, who prop him up to be a professional punching bag. So when Jason parrots anti-Black talking points FOR his bosses, they can use his tubby ass as a shield to hide from criticisms of racism.”

Do you agree? Sound off in the comments below. 

We Publish News 24/7. Don’t Miss A Story. Click HERE to SUBSCRIBE to Our Newsletter Now!

Donald Trump shooting - bloody ear (screenshot)
BMAC's Luther Never Too Much screening and after talk
Donald Trump in Butler PA as shots are heard - screengrab
Donald Trump being rushed from stage in Butler PA
Chad Irish - Yazmeen Williams (screenshots-Instagram)
Richard Simmons (Harry Langdon-Getty Images via CNN Newsource) cnn-L19jb21wb25lbnRzL2ltYWdlL2luc3RhbmNlcy9jbHlrbGxvOTgwMDBoaGdxcGFnaXBhdnc5-L19jb2a1
Jonathan 'JT' Jackson and Kevin Hart - via Instagram-Getty
People in Houston dealing with heat (Brandon Bell-Getty Images via CNN Newsource) c
Etienne Maurice marries ABC News journalist Stephanie Wash - via Instagram
NC Lt Gov Mark Robinson - screenshot
Tejuana Johnson - via Facebook
Read More
Donald Trump being rushed from stage in Butler PA
Read More
Paige Butcher and Eddie Murphy - Depositphotos
Read More
Shannon Sharpe and Meagan Good - via Club Shay Shay
Read More
Gary Miles - mugshot (Philadelphia Police Dept)
Read More
KeKe Jabbar
Read More
Michael Ealy hugs Meagan Good - screenshot
Read More
Mark Wood - Rickey Richardson
Read More
Keke Jabbar - Instagram screenshot
Read More
Will Smith slapping Chris Rock - Getty
Read More

POPULAR

Donald Trump shooting - bloody ear (screenshot)
Somebody's LYIN' (Guess Who?) - Trump's Claim Disputed: Officials Say Glass, NOT Bullet, Grazed Him + His Acolytes Blame Biden/Dems
BMAC's Luther Never Too Much screening and after talk
Black Music Action Coalition's Exclusive Screening of 'Luther: Never Too Much' | PICs
Donald Trump in Butler PA as shots are heard - screengrab
Trump Reflects on Rally Assassination Attempt: 'Felt the Bullet Rip Through My Skin' - Biden Calls Incident 'Sick'
Donald Trump being rushed from stage in Butler PA
UPDATE: Trump 'Fine' After Shots Fired at Butler, PA Rally - Suspected Shooter KILLED by Secret Service | WATCH LIVE
Chad Irish - Yazmeen Williams (screenshots-Instagram)
Was Homeless Advocate (Yasmeen Williams) in Relationship with Wheelchair-bound Chad Irish Who Allegedly Killed Her? | VIDEO
Richard Simmons (Harry Langdon-Getty Images via CNN Newsource) cnn-L19jb21wb25lbnRzL2ltYWdlL2luc3RhbmNlcy9jbHlrbGxvOTgwMDBoaGdxcGFnaXBhdnc5-L19jb2a1
Richard Simmons, Fitness Personality and TV Host Dead At 76 | VIDEO
Jonathan 'JT' Jackson and Kevin Hart - via Instagram-Getty
Kevin Hart’s Former Friend (Jonathan 'JT' Jackson) Goes Legal with Breach of Contract Lawsuit
People in Houston dealing with heat (Brandon Bell-Getty Images via CNN Newsource) c
Houston-area Residents Frustrated As They Enter Sixth Day WITHOUT Power and Air Conditioning in Punishing Heat | VIDEO
Etienne Maurice marries ABC News journalist Stephanie Wash - via Instagram
Sheryl Lee Ralph's Overwhelming Joy as Son Etienne Maurice Marries Stephanie Wash in Jamaica | PhotosVideo
1 2 3 8,183