LeBron James is the latest athlete to apologize for using offensive language in public.
After a reporter at a news conference, following the Miami Heat's loss to the Boston Celtics in game 3 of their playoff series, asked Dwayne Wade a question about possible foul play during the game, LeBron uttered, "That's retarded."
Not very classy, LeBron!
Fortunately, the NBA star has stepped up and apologized for his slip of the tongue. On Monday, after their victory in game 4 against the Celtics, LeBron said:
"I want to apologize for using the 'R' word after Game 3. If I offended anyone, I sincerely apologize."
He declined to clarify what he meant by choosing to use that word, but did offer this explanation:
"I didn't understand the question. It is definitely blown out of proportion. I don't think Dwyane is a dirty player. It's the same as … I don't think that is a great question. I think that's a stupid question. I don't know why someone would even ask that question."
Regardless of what he meant by the comment or how "stupid" the reporter's question was, celebrities must learn to control their temper and be mindful of what they say under the watchful eye of the public (especially when it can be uploaded to YouTube).
Let's hope LeBron has learned his lesson and avoids dropping any "R" bombs, "F" bombs, or any other kind of bombs in the future.
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