NBA’s Commish, Silver, Tells LeBron James to Ditch Black Mask, Scaring White Folks LikeTrayvon’s Hoodie

LeBron MaskBy Walter L. Hilliard III –

I recently wrote about Adam Silver taking over for former NBA Commissioner David Stern, who had run the league like a plantation master.


Now Silver is putting his racist stamp on the league, practicing the same White Paternalism David Stern did by telling the Miami Heat’s LeBron James to stop wearing the black mask he’s been wearing to protect his broken nose. James was instructed to wear something clear, which would allow fans to see his face.


“It’s not a league rule, but it’s the league’s request that you don’t wear the black one,” said James. “The reasons they told me didn’t make sense to me, but I’m just a player. I will abide by the request.” Of course you will, what else would a slave – with a slave mentality – do?  LeBron added, ‘You look very menacing,’ to ‘You look like a superhero,’ to ‘You look amazing.’”


It’s the old “You’re scaring White people” trick, reflecting White America’s perverse racial profiling of Blacks, but especially Black men. It’s suspected some White fans complained and we all know that Silver, like his pappy Stern, will do everything he can to keep the Niggraz in their place, protecting his NBA Plantation business.


But the much deeper issue, the issue I’ve seen no one discuss, is that this is related to the Trayvon Martin case and American racism, in general, particularly in regards to Black men being under constant suspicion and surveillance because they are dangerous, they are a threat. And Jame’s mask conjures up fear across America’s “fruited TV plains.”


Plain and simple!


Heat teammate, Dwayne Wade said, “I told him [LeBron] after Thursday’s game, ‘You have fun, because it [wearing the mask] ain’t happening the next game. ”


But what I can’t understand is that Silver and Stern are Jewish, and would never permit anti-semitism, right? So, then, why do they practice anti-Black racism against the very players that made them rich?


Go figure? Is it that . . . maybe . . . just maybe, they hate Black people, too?


Imagine that, to be Jewish and racist . . . hmmmmm?