LeBron James shocks fans with show of support for NFL star QB after multiple sexual assault claims

Basketball legend LeBron James stepped in it once again on Sunday, getting hammered on Twitter for supporting Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, who was suspended for more than half the season following dozens of sexual assault lawsuits.

James sent out the tweet during the Cleveland Browns game against the Washington Commanders. He praised Watson who had three touchdown passes. It was Watson’s fifth game in the last two seasons.

“Yessir D Watson!! Another one. That boy getting his rhythm back!” James wrote displaying an incredible amount of tone-deafness.

The NFL doesn’t seem too keen on Watson either. He only had a handful of appearances on screen throughout his three-touchdown performance.

Watson has gained notoriety for his sexual harassment allegations over the past couple of years. More than 20 women accused Watson of sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions. The allegations began in 2021, around the time Watson requested a trade from the Houston Texans.

Following more than two dozen civil lawsuits accusing him of sexual assault, Watson settled a majority of them and didn’t receive any criminal prosecution on any of the cases.

He was suspended for 11 games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy but many fans believe he should have received a much harsher punishment even though he was fined $5 million over it. He also received a fully guaranteed $215 million contract.

James has been no stranger to controversy. He criticized former president Trump, blasted Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for asking his players not to kneel during the National Anthem, threatened a police officer on Twitter, insulted America in general, supported China despite its human rights record, and took a strong stance on social justice, among other things.

“There was just a lot of things that was going on during when guys were kneeling, and guys were having freedom of speech,” James said in October concerning the Cowboys, according to Fox News. “They wanted to do it in a very peaceful manner. A lot of people in their front office and a lot of people that ran the organization was like, ‘If you do that around here, then you will never play for this franchise again.’ And I just didn’t think that was appropriate.”

The tweet stunned James’ fans and they sounded off over it:

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