LeBron’s Wrong …
NFL Players Know What They Sign Up For
12/28/2018 12:30 AM PST
Of course, LeBron went off on the NFL on his HBO show, “The Shop,” last week, saying, “In the NFL they got a bunch of old white men owning teams and they got that slave mentality …”
“And, it’s a little like, ‘This is my team. You do what the f*** I tell y’all to do. Or, we get rid of y’all.'”
When we got Gates out in Bev Hills … he told us he ain’t buying what LBJ’s selling — saying NFL players know what they’re getting into when they ink their contracts.
“I don’t know all the owners — I know my owner. And, my relationship with my owner has been phenomenal. And, it’s sports. You know what I mean? You get paid to play.”
Gates added, “We all know what we sign up for.”
As for the differences between the NBA and the NFL … Antonio says he does hope one day his league can guarantee contracts like LeBron’s — but he still doesn’t see NFL owners having a “slave mentality” at all.
“A lot of us make a really good living, man, being able to support our families at the same time. So, it is what it is.”