Instead it a post to further substantiate my previous observations and my stance that I had vocalized a while back.
I stated that there is no way for Black people to grow beyond our experience with American Slavery (which ended about 140 years ago) if we base our cultural and racial consciousness foundation upon this brief period in time relative to the amount of time we have been on this Earth.
The use of "slave references" are as cheap and easy is the use of "Nazi" references. It makes your point but it comes at a price of one's own credibility.
As I consider the grand battles between two millionaire men that have happened prior to the LeBron James/ Dan Gilbert match I have not noted the insertion of the "slave model" to assist the observer to understand what is going on:
- Steve Jobs vs John Sculley In Which Jobs Departed Apple Computer
- Jeffrey Katzenberg vs Disney's Michael Eisner Over Dreamworks
- President Bill Clinton vs trusted adviser Dick Morris
Let me be clear: If multi-millionaire LeBron James is a "slave" then hand me the same amount of money and then "whip me" in the same way that he has been beaten. I would have the baddest massage babes nursing my backside back to health as I lay on my stomach counting my millions.
In all seriousness the contradictions between LeBron James of 2010 and the "Chattle Slave of 1810" prove to be different enough to make Jackson's statement as reckless and ridiculous as his threats against Barack Obama's scrotum and partner.
Update - Gilbert Fined $100,000 By The NBA. No "Slave Owner" that I know of ever was sanctioned for assaulting his "slave".