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What is the Jerry Jones photo that LeBron James called out in his media interaction by equating it with Kyrie Irving’s situation

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LeBron James recently had an interesting question regarding the Jerry Jones photo (Image via Getty Images)

LeBron James has been the most popular player in the NBA for more than a decade. Due to this, he's always been the center of attention and reporters love interviewing him. However, no one has asked the 18-time All-Star to comment on the Jerry Jones photo.

After his impressive all-round performance against the Portland Trail Blazers, LeBron asked reporters why they didn't ask him about the controversial photo that recently surfaced online.

In case you are not sure what's going on, this article reveals all you need to know about LeBron James' comments.


What is the Jerry Jones photo?

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was allegedly one of the bullies who blocked access to black students at the Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.

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The Jerry Jones photo shows the Cowboys owner in the back, looking over a group of students. The photo has caused a lot of controversy, with many fans accusing Jones of racism.

Wow, so Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was one of the bullies trying to stop his Black classmates from desegregating Central High in Little Rock in 1957. washingtonpost.com/sports/interac… https://t.co/G4o7H2G9qp

Jones claimed that he was there out of curiosity and that he didn't know what was going on.

"I didn't know at the time the monumental event really that was going on, Jones told ESPN.
"I'm sure glad that we're a long way from that. I am. That would remind me [to] just continue to do everything we can to not have those kinds of things happen," he added.

While no one knows for sure what happened, Jones was accused of being a racist. The Dallas Cowboys are one of seven NFL teams to have never had a black head coach, and Jones may be the reason why.


What did LeBron James say about the Jerry Jones photo

In his postgame interview, LeBron James brought up the Jerry Jones photo. He was curious why no one asked him, considering that it's such an important social topic.

"I got one question for you guys before you guys leave. I was wondering why I haven't gotten a question from you guys about the Jerry Jones photo," LeBron said after the game.
"But when the Kyrie [Irving] thing was going on, you guys were quick to ask us questions about that," the four-time NBA champion added.
LeBron just called out the reporters for not asking him about the Jerry Jones segregation photo and told them to “keep the same energy” they had for Kyrie 😳 https://t.co/a7POasQrRz

While James obviously has a strong connection with Kyrie Irving, as the two of them won it all in 2016, he also grew up being a Cowboys fan. While the media was curious about what he had to say about Irving's antisemitic comments, they remained quiet about the latest controversy.

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"I know it was years and years ago and we all make mistakes, I get it -- but it seems like it's just been buried under. I was just kind of disappointed that I haven't received that question from you guys," LeBron James continued.

Since the Jerry Jones photo was taken all the way back in 1957, James realises that everyone can make mistakes. However, he was simply curious as to why no one asked for his comment regarding this.

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