Another Jamesian gaffe: LeBron drops R-word, later apologizes

For all of his on-court prowess, James leaves much to be desired from a media-training standpoint. Exhibit A: ‘The Decision.’ Exhibit B: This week’s incident.

James joins Gaga in piquing the ire of the Association of Developmental Disabilities with the use of the word “retarded.”

After the Miami Heat’s Game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics, James’ teammate Dwyane Wade was asked a question, to which James responded under his breath, but still audible over the microphone, “That’s retarded.”

Gary Blumenthal, CEO of the Association of Developmental Disabilities, said in a statement:

“LeBron James offended millions of people with his use of the ‘R’-word.

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