Earlier this week, NBA legend LeBron James expressed disappointment that reporters didn’t ask him about a 1957 photo of Jerry Jones at a school that black students were trying to get into.
On Friday, Jones was asked about LeBron’s comments during Friday’s performance at 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.
“Well, first of all, you should hear me say how i feel about lebron“Jones said via Michael Gelken of Dallas Morning News. “I don’t know anyone else that I respect. I don’t know anyone who took every opportunity he had and maximized it. He is not only the absolute great ambassador of the sport. He took up sports, he took his seats and used these platforms. I want to make sure you know where I’m from. The buttons on my vest fell apart, so to speak, when he talked about how much of a Cowboy fan he was. He would make a great tight end. And it doesn’t change. There is nothing about this that could change. And I heard what he had to say.”
Jones was asked what he thought of LeBron’s remarks.
“I just gave them to you,” Jones said. “Excuse me. I just gave them to you there. Of course, he only has influence because of all of the above: his achievements, the way he used his sport, how he used his platform, the way we did. He improved basketball. He made a lot of people a lot of money, hopefully mine too.”
In fact, LeBron did not criticize Jones for his presence in the photo. LeBron just wanted to express his disappointment that the journalists didn’t ask him about it. However, chances are LeBron would not have said he was comfortable with Jones being in a crowd that, regardless of curiosity or any other stated intentions, was intimidating students into not allowing them to enter the school.