Jim Brown: LeBron ‘a class individual’ for how he responded to hate crime

Posted: 02/06/2017 in NBA, NFL, Sports
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LeBron James has the full support of a fellow Cleveland sports legend.

Former Browns running back Jim Brown offered his praise of the Cavaliers forward for his eloquent handling of a hate crime that occurred at James’ California home earlier this week.

“To watch him express himself the way he did today only reinforces that he’s a class individual, and he has my utmost respect,” Brown told ESPN’s Pat McManamon.

“LeBron James is a great human being and great American,” he added. “What he has done for his sport and the teamwork he shows is unparalleled. His community work is tremendously effective and impactful.”

James addressed reporters on the eve of The Finals after his estate was spray-painted with racist graffiti earlier in the week.

“No matter how much money you have, how famous you are, how much people admire you, being black in America is tough,” James said.

“End of the day, if this incident (that) happened to my family can keep the conversation going, to keep progressing, not regressing, I’m not against it happening to us again,” he added.

A police investigation is currently underway.

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