LeBron James has been dragged on Twitter for disrespectful behavior as pop star Macy Gray sang the National Anthem before the NBA All-Star game in Cleveland on Sunday.
The 54-year-old singer may not have been the right person to sing the Anthem, but respect is still due.
Twitter claims she had a sip of happy juice before singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
M.R. (@martharrazi) wrote “She seemed drunk or high. Have you seen the clip of Lebron trying not to laugh? Seemed to me like she couldn’t stand still.”
37 year old Lebron was seen to have smirked as Macy sang, then dropped his head and laughed. This reaction went viral, as the sports fans dragged the leader for laughing.
The other team members, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Murray and Steph Curry all appeared calm and respectful during the Anthem.
Twitter users were lost over LeBron’s antics. One person faulted Macy for “making a mockery of our country.”
(@SmoccLocc) “Why wouldn’t LeBron laugh at someone making a mockery of our country?
Some other Twitter user was grateful that LeBron didn’t kneel like rapper Eminem at the Super Bowl on Feb. 13. lol
That Annalise Bitch (@ddivasays) wrote “Lebron James is supposed to protect black women. He shouldn’t been an adult and kept a straight face while Macy Gray was performing. People felt comfortable to laugh at her style of singing because the camera cut to Lebron holding in his laughter smh. She was singing the national anthem at an nba game and the camera cut to Lebron James and he was trying to hold in his laughter then people in the stands felt comfortable to laugh. You can tell Macy seemed a little hurt by that. People were laughing at her style of singing”
What are your thoughts on this?