LeBron James apologized Sunday for sharing lyrics on his Instagram account over the weekend that included the line, “getting that Jewish money.”
James, who has 45.8 million Instagram followers, received some criticism online when he posted a quote from a song that read, “”We been getting that Jewish money, Everything is Kosher.”
“Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone,” James told ESPN following the Los Angeles Lakers’ 107-99 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. “That’s not why I chose to share that lyric. I always [post lyrics]. That’s what I do. I ride in my car, I listen to great music, and that was the byproduct of it. So I actually thought it was a compliment, and obviously it wasn’t through the lens of a lot of people. My apologies. It definitely was not the intent, obviously, to hurt anybody.”
The NBA will take not be fining James for the post, officials report.