Delhi Township bar: No NBA games on TV until Lebron James ‘expelled’

James posted then deleted a threatening tweet on Thursday after a fatal police shooting in Columbus.
Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers' Isaac...
Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers' Isaac Okoro, right, in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Cleveland. Jarrett Allen, left, and Anthony Davis watch. The Lakers own 115-108. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)(Tony Dejak | AP)
Updated: Apr. 23, 2021 at 8:09 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The owner of a West Side Cincinnati area bar refuses to show NBA games on television anymore over statements LeBron James made about a fatal police shooting of a teen in Columbus.

The games can go back on the TVs at Linne’s Pub in Delhi Township when James is “expelled” from the league, said bar owner Jay Linneman.

The Los Angeles Laker forward and Ohio native posted on Twitter “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY” with an hourglass emoji.

The photo, according to an ESPN report, was of a Columbus police officer identified as the person who fired the fatal shot.

James later deleted the Twitter post.

“Anger does any of us any good and that includes myself,” said James in a new post.

Linneman, who announced the no NBA games on TV policy in a Facebook post, said he is tired of all athletes’ statements.

“They just need to play the game and that’s it,” he said. “Their opinion doesn’t really matter. They’re using their position to push their opinions, and that’s just not right.”

Linneman said if a high-ranking government official of the likes of former President Donald Trump or President Joe Biden had made similar statements there would be calls for “impeachment.”

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