The athlete faces no punishment.
LeBron James uploaded footage of himself grooving to the new 21 Savage. His video turned out to be a mistake, as it including lyrics that are deemed anti-Semitic. The baller was rushed with criticism and was compelled to issue an apology which has been accepted by some of the offended parties.
James issued an apology following the backlash: "Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone. 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," James told ESPN. "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."
According to Complex, "a league source told ESPN that the 4-time NBA MVP will not face any punishments for his posts after the NBA accepted his explanation that it was a mistake."
Doug Ellin, who was one of the first to voice his disappointment in James' video, accepted the apology as well and stated via social media, "Lebron is a class act to be thoughtful about this. I am a huge fan of his , always have been, and appreciate that he meant no ill will. Everyone, spread the love. Happy holidays to all."