West dating lebron james mom
Stop the presses and start the slut-shaming because we simply cannot have the mother of the best basketball player on the planet enjoying herself or her life in any way.Would Salaf have found it appropriate to comment on the fact that James was dating someone more than a decade her junior if she were a man? Newsflash, Kalaf: Your blog post is actually peculiar and creepy because it's predicated on the assumption that it's somehow gross, wrong or bad for an older woman to date a younger man, just like the hand-wringing rumors from a few years ago that Gloria James had a sexual encounter with Lebron James' former teammate Delonte West. Don't sports writers have stuff like drafts and games and scores and coaches to write about?
Since the Internet uncovered this guy, fans and haters have gleefully pointed to comments on the rapper’s Instagram account big-upping Lebron, calling him a “role model” before declaring that “life is about being positive”.Regardless of your opinions about Lambo as a partner, can we all agree that policing adult women’s romantic relationships and sex lives to shame members of their family is a malicious type of slut-shaming, one that contributes to anti-feminism and can have sinister consequences. I smell a big old stink egg of sexism and ageism emanating directly from this post over on Sports Illustrated's Extra Mustard blog. Because the writer, Samer Kalaf, apparently found the fact that Le Bron James' mother, Gloria James, is reportedly dating a younger man to be significantly shocking enough to warrant a full blog post.They openly mock photos where he displays Le Bron’s championship ring and models it for the camera (Deadspin helpfully points out that he “has to use two fingers” because the ring is too big on him).I wrote about Lebron, family honor and yo mama stigma frameworks back in July 2010, when Lebron had recently announced that he would be leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Miami Heat, after much hype, speculation, and that infamous hour-long ESPN special.And when one of the panel members made a joke about what viewers might see in the sixth season of the series, James joked that he wouldn’t promise six seasons, because the last time he’d guaranteed not one, not two, not three, it hadn’t gone over so well.
James also talked about his own experiences of dealing with the challenges of wealth, admitting that saying no to people was one of the most difficult things to learn.
If, say, it were Lebron James' hypothetical 44-year-old father who happened to be dating a 31-year-old woman? Why devote space (or hell, even brain power) to a scandal-mongering, sexist, ageist, post about an athlete's mother? It's so frustrating that we continue to live in a world where women's sexuality, even that of non-famous women who happen to have famous sons, continues to be policed in this ridiculously close-minded fashion.
Smith made this statement yesterday about Le Bron’s performance in Dallas on Tuesday: “My theory is that he’s got a lot of distractions off the court and evidently, on occasion it tends to affect his play on the court.
In my piece, I wrote that the critical backlash against Lebron shouldn’t involve slut-shaming of his mother based on rumors that she slept with Delonte West, another player on the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The rumors had inspired such jabs as the shirt pictured (“You can head south but your mom is riding west”) as well as countless sites, articles, and street corner conversations.
It’s happened to him in the past, it’s happening to him now. But it’s certainly not something restricted to the game of Basketball.