If social media posts were shot attempts, LeBron James just clanked one off the rim.
The Los Angeles Lakers star apologized Sunday for sharing a “getting that Jewish money” lyric from the rap song “asmr” by 21 Savage.
“We been getting that Jewish money / Everything is Kosher,” James typed onto his Instagram story entry.
“Entourage” producer Doug Ellin and others online took offense, informing the superstar that the words reinforced a harmful stereotype.
In his mea culpa, James said he thought the words were positive.
“Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone,” James told ESPN on Sunday. “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.”