Business Booms After Bar Bans NBA Games Until LeBron James Is Expelled
Business is booming at Linne's Pub near Cincinnati after the bar owner said they won't show NBA games until Lebron James is expelled.
Business is booming at a Cincinnati area bar refusing to show NBA games until the league expels Lebron James for his anti-police rhetoric. Cancel culture isn’t canceling this law enforcement supportive establishment!
The drama began last week when Lebron James tweeted a photo of the Columbus Police Officer who shot and killed Ma’Khia Bryant as she attempted to stab another teen. Along with a picture of the police officer he wrote, “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY” with an hourglass emoji.
LeBron’s Threatening Tweet
The tweet was viewed as a threat by many, including the Fraternal Order of Police. Rather than apologizing or telling people not to bother the officer, LeBron just deleted the post and carried on.
.@KingJames, with his vast resources & influence, should educate himself and, frankly, has a responsibility to do so, on the facts before weighing in. This is disgraceful & extremely reckless.
The officer saved a young girl’s life. No amount of gaslighting will change that fact. pic.twitter.com/GTHn1VAAlf
— National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) (@GLFOP) April 21, 2021
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Linnie’s Pub is four hours away from the NBA star’s hometown of Akron, Ohio.
This shouldn’t even be on LeBron’s radar. He’s never been there and likely never heard of the place.
But, late last week the bar took a stand against him proclaiming NBA games will not air there until he is tossed from the league.
LeBron, whose ego didn’t allow him to apologize to the police officer he threatened on Twitter, used the platform to mock Linnie’s Pub.
The bar didn’t say anyone wasn’t welcome to come. They just won’t be airing NBA games. But, that didn’t matter to LeBron.
Aww Damn! I was headed there to watch our game tonight and have a drink! Welp. 🥴 https://t.co/RRfRksjckM
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 24, 2021
Linnie’s Pub’s Website
In this current cancel culture environment, Linnie’s Pub received negative comments that defended LeBron. There were even calls for a boycott.
However, this establishment is holding strong with a good sense of humor about any backlash.
Anyone wanting to send the bar a comment on the bar’s website will first have to answer a question. They are asked if they support law enforcement. They have to type “yes” to the question.
The bar’s website comments section also includes an option for those wanting to “use vile or threatening language.”
They are directed to a website with searches relating to Hell.
Owner Jay Linneman told the Cincinnati Enquirer, “The support for the position has been overwhelmingly positive and has far outweighed the negatives.”
Despite the negativity from social justice warriors, business is booming for Linnie’s pub following its halting of NBA games.
A sign at a Sunoco gas station near the bar reads “HEY LEBRON THE WESTSIDE THANKS YOU LINNIES HAS NEVER BEEN BUSIER.”
Despite the steady stream of patrons, Linneman said this isn’t about promoting his bar. He wants to focus on supporting police officers.
“I hope people channel the support to law enforcement and not necessarily to Linnie’s Pub,” the bar owner said.
CORRECTION: This article was revised to reflect the correct name of the bar, Linnie’s Pub.