In this catpitalist world where a billionaire can remain an NBA after a decade of allegations of racism, Lebron James is putting his money where his message is. In a trailer for an upcoming episode of Jim Rome on Showtime, the Vice President of the Players Association outlined Lebron James’ plans for next year if Donald Sterling remained the Los Angeles’ Clippers head coach.
While current President of the Players Association, Chris Paul and his Los Angeles Clippers are entrenched in a playoff battle with the Oklahoma City Thudner, the Players Association VP Roger Mason Jr discussed the Donald Sterling controversy. In the short clip, Mason Jr made a declarative statement that could change the entire 2014-2015 NBA season:
I was just in the locker room, three or four days ago. Lebron and I talked about it. He ain’t playing if Sterling is still an owner.
Lebron James signed a 6 year / $109.84 million deal with Miami in 2010 with over $67 million guaranteed. However, James has a clause in his contract that allows him to opt-out and test free agency by the June 30th deadline.
Roger Mason Jr’s full interview on Jim Rome on Showtime will air tonight (May 14th) at 9pm.
Check out the clip of the interview below: