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LeBron James stands up for Richard Sherman

Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

After Seattle Sehawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s post game rant following the NFC Championship game was televised, the word thug has been thrown around. Despite being a Stanford graduate, Sherman is being called a thug because of his outburst after the game, but he has some coming to his defense. For instance, Miami Heat superstar LeBron James.


Sherman himself addressed the word “thug” in a press conference on Wednesday.

“The only reason it bothers me is because it seems like it’s the accepted way of calling somebody the N-word nowadays,” Sherman said. ”I saw a hockey game where they threw the puck aside and just started fighting. I saw that and I’m like, ‘So I’m the thug?’”

“I know some ‘thugs,’ and they know I’m the furthest thing from a thug. I’ve fought that my whole life, just coming from where I’m coming from. Just because you hear Compton, you hear Watts, you hear cities like that, you just think ‘thug, he’s a gangster, he’s this, that, and the other,’ and then you hear Stanford, and they’re like, ‘oh man, that doesn’t even make sense, that’s an oxymoron.’You fight it for so long, and to have it come back up and people start to use it again, it’s frustrating.”

Topics: Lebron James, Miami Heat, Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks

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