Fox’s Jason Whitlock Compares LeBron James to LaVar Ball, Fame to Cocaine

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Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock blasted Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James on Monday for turning his son Bronny James’ AAU basketball games into a “spectacle” and a “circus.”

During a segment on Speak For Yourself, Whitlock referred to James as a “fame and social media junkie” and compared him to LaVar Ball—the father of former Lakers and current New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball:

“It’s inappropriate,” Whitlock said. “It points to how much fame has inevitably changed LeBron over the past decade. Fame is a drug more potent and dangerous than cocaine. LeBron is a fame and social media junkie. He moved to Los Angeles looking for a better high.”

Whitlock further claimed that LeBron made the move from the Cleveland Cavaliers to L.A. because of his “thirst for fame