Basketball

Jesse Jackson: LeBron No 'Runaway Slave'

One New Yorker who apparently isn’t upset that LeBron James chose the Miami Heat over the Knicks: Jesse Jackson, who defended James against a harsh statement by Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert by saying that Gilbert thinks LeBron is a “runaway slave.” "He speaks as an owner of LeBron and not the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers," Jackson said in a statement. "His feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave. This is an owner employee relationship—between business partners—and LeBron honored his contract."