LeBron James Speaks On His Upbringing: “I Ain’t F*cking With No White People”.
On last nights episode of The Shop fans got the opportunity to listen in on a conversation between LeBron James and other celebrities, including Jon Stewart, Odell Beckham Jr., and Vince Staples. Things got interesting when LeBron opened up about his stance on whites when he first got into high school.
“I went to an all-white high school, Catholic high school. So, when I first went to the ninth grade in high school, I was like, ‘I ain’t f*cking with no white people.'”
The Lakers star explained how growing up as a minority instilled in him a distrust for whites. His focus while attending school was to do well academically and to succeed at playing ball. Making friends with his white classmates was not part of the plan.
“I was so institutionalized growing up in the hood, it’s like, they don’t f*ck with us, they don’t want us to succeed.”
“I’m going to school to play ball, and that’s it. I don’t want nothing to do with white people. It’s me and my boys, we’re going to high school together and we’re here to hoop.”
He also stated that though it took a while, he eventually got around to making new connections. His longtime friend, Maverick Carter, says that everyone was rocking the same parties, regardless of race, by the end of the year. You can listen to a portion of the conversation below.
LeBron talks about the transition from his neighborhood to his catholic high school, being around all white people for the first time and finding out what a pantry is pic.twitter.com/BhIpxsC5xJ
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