LeBron James praises Marshawn Lynch’s powerful presser comments
Marshawn Lynch delivered a powerful message to his fellow NFL players following Sunday night’s loss to the Green Bay Packers, and none other than LeBron James took to social media to praise the Seattle Seahawks running back for having the wisdom to impart such critical advice.
Lynch, speaking to reporters after Seattle’s 28-23 divisional-round loss to Green Bay, said players have to be cognizant about taking care of their minds and their money during their playing careers. Spending almost all of the 2019 season in retirement before the Seahawks lured him back has given Lynch valuable perspective, as he explained in his comments.
“I done been on the other side of retirement, and it’s good when you get over there and you can do what the (expletive) you want to,” Lynch said in part. “Start taking care of y’all mentals, y’all bodies and y’all chicken. So when you’re ready to walk away, you walk away and you be able to do what you want to do.”
James, like many others, took to Twitter to give Lynch a shout out for the sage advice. Sharing footage of Lynch’s comments, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar dropped a Jay-Z reference, writing, “WHAT MORE CAN I SAY.”
As Jay-Z would say “WHAT MORE CAN I SAY” https://t.co/JggZrOPGBD— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 13, 2020
James has previously weighed in on how NFL players are confronted with starkly different circumstances than their NBA peers. In 2018, James made an intriguing distinction between the NBA and NFL, stating that the latter is more of a “What have you done for me lately?” league than the former due to the lack of guaranteed contracts.
The Lakers star went on to make controversial remarks critical of NFL owners, calling them “old white men” who harbor a “slave mentality.”
It’s clear that James and Lynch are on the same page when it comes to how NFL players need to be proactive to ensure their futures once their playing careers have ended. That said, James presumably would dispense the same advice to his fellow NBA players, even if they have far more favorable factors working to their benefit.