Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James took to social media to show support for the Cleveland Browns’ 27-3 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, amid criticism from fans for cheering for a team that employs Deshaun Watson. And Deshaun Watson’s reputation has been tarnished by scandal.
When fans saw James expressing support for the Browns on X (Twitter), they didn’t mince words.
Watson’s contract extension is five years, worth $230 million, and runs through 2026, so he will likely be in the league for a while.
Fans shared their feelings after seeing his post on X. Most people think that the four-time MVP is not the person to cheer for someone who has recently been having problems.
Here are some of the best reactions.
Watson was suspended 11 games and fined $5 million by the NFL for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Watson did not play in the 2021 season for the Houston Texans last season.
According to the Associated Press, “more than two dozen women have accused him of sexual assault and harassment during massage therapy sessions while playing for Houston.” Two grand juries in Texas declined to indict him.
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This isn’t the first time LeBron James has been criticized for supporting the Browns
As a world-class superstar, LeBron James has also been criticized. No matter what he does or says, people often find ways to criticize him. That’s exactly what happened earlier this year after he expressed support for the Cleveland Browns, who still employ Watson.
As for the Lakers’ star forward, he’s likely just showing support for Watson as an athlete and nothing more. But after I posted about X and his support for the quarterback, things didn’t go so well.
“Yes Mr. D Watson! Another one. That boy is back in his rhythm! #Browns” LeBron posted on X.
Fans were unhappy with the way James showed support for a man who had to deal with a sexual assault complaint. For this reason, he has only tweeted about the team in his most recent post about the Browns. But that still doesn’t change the opinion of most of his fans that he’s rooting for Cleveland.
James has been a Dallas Cowboys fan since he was a kid, but he told the public he could no longer support the team. This is a result of the way team owner Jerry Jones handles players who kneel during the national anthem. Cleveland is James’ hometown team. He grew up near Akron, Ohio.
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