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LeBron backlash is a race reminder

His audacity in acknowledging race as a factor seems to have perturbed people

Originally Published: October 5, 2010
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

Seems like even when there's not a race issue there is a race issue in this country. Even when one of the best-known (once loved and now hated) athletes in the world responds to a question about the small role race might have played/continues to play in the backlash about his departure from one city and entrance into another.

And yet, LeBron James' offseason has not been about race as much as it's been about the fact that he has not yet transcended race. As large as he's become (or ...

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