UFC contender Colby Covington has once again made headlines for his harsh criticism of NBA superstar LeBron James. Covington, who has been a vocal critic of James, did not hold back when responding to the news that James had chosen to sit for the national anthem while attending his son’s debut game at USC over the weekend.
In a fiery statement, Covington called James a “spineless coward” and told him to leave America if he hates it so much. “If you hate America so much and you don’t like this country that gave you a billion dollars, leave it. Or come deal with me,” Covington said to reporters on Wednesday.
“Go to China. Go to these sweatshops that you employ all these laborers and use these women and pay them pennies on the dollar to make your millions. F**k you, LeDrama James. You’re a coward. You’re a spineless coward, and you’re a b**ch.”
Covington’s comments were in response to James’ decision to sit for the national anthem, which he has knelt for in the past to protest against police brutality and racial injustice. While James did not appear to be making a political statement this time, his actions have once again ignited a debate on freedom of speech and patriotism.
This is not the first time Covington has targeted James with his verbal attacks. Last year, after wrapping up his weigh-in interview ahead of UFC 272, Covington referred to James as a “spineless coward” for his criticism of law enforcement and his views on the country’s values.
The feud between the two athletes dates back to 2018, when Covington criticized James for his comments on social and political issues, calling him a “soft” and “lying coward.” Since then, Covington has not shied away from taking shots at James, especially when it comes to his stance on American values and law enforcement.
Covington’s latest remarks have sparked a debate among fans, with some supporting his strong stance against James and others criticizing him for his harsh language and personal attacks. However, it is clear that this feud between the two athletes is far from over.
As for James, he has yet to respond to Covington’s comments. However, with both athletes having strong opinions and platforms, it is possible that this feud will continue to escalate in the future. Only time will tell if these two will ever come to an understanding or if their rivalry will continue to dominate headlines. But one thing is for sure, Covington’s words have once again stirred up controversy and fueled the ongoing debate on freedom of speech and patriotism in America.