LeBron James dunks on Astros, Rob Manfred in TweetFebruary 22, 2020
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has had a rough couple of weeks.
And now he’s been dunked on by LeBron James.
Bet he didn’t see that coming. LeBron took to Twitter to stand in solidarity with MLB players (well, not the players on the Astros, but the rest of them) in the wake of the Houston Astros cheating scandal.
First things first: Tighten up your hashtags, LeBron. That’s too long.
LeBron’s frustration follows a long list of MLB players who have spoken out with a similar sentiment: Mike Trout, Cody Bellinger, and Aaron Judge, to name a few.
Manfred came down hard on the Astros, but was it hard enough? He suspended GM Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch for a year without pay, and the team subsequently fired both of them. Manfred fined the Astros $5 million, and took away their first- and second-round draft picks for the next two drafts.
The Astros apologized, but without seeming terribly apologetic. Manford could strip the Astros of their titles, but the NCAA did that to Louisville and did anyone actually notice?
I appreciate LeBron’s outrage, and I don’t doubt his sincerity. However, if you think the NBA is on some moral high ground and some organizations wouldn’t cheat to win, I have this Nigerian prince who has a business proposition I want you to meet.