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    Cincinnati Business: LeBron James Is Reason For NBA Ratings Plunge ; Won't Show Games

    Cincinnati bar won't put on NBA games until LeBron James is 'expelled'

    Chris Mayhew, Cincinnati Enquirer
    4/24/21

    The owner of a West Side Cincinnati area bar refuses to show NBA games on television anymore over statements LeBron James made about a fatal police shooting of a teen in Columbus.

    The games can go back on the TVs at Linne's Pub in Delhi Township when James is "expelled" from the league, said bar owner Jay Linneman.

    The Los Angeles Laker forward and Ohio native posted on Twitter "YOU'RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY" with an hourglass emoji. The photo, according to an ESPN report, was of a Columbus police officer identified as the person who fired the fatal shot.

    James later deleted the Twitter post.

    In a new post, James said anger from anyone is not good including from himself.

    Linneman, who announced the no NBA games on TV policy in a Facebook post, said he is tired of all athletes' statements.

    "They just need to play the game and that’s it," he said. "Their opinion doesn’t really matter. They’re using their position to push their opinions, and that’s just not right."

    Linneman said if a high-ranking government official of the likes of former President Donald Trump or President Joe Biden had made similar statements there would be calls for "impeachment."

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    Who cares. Bar owners should stick to serving drinks and food. Their opinion doesn't really matter.
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    James is a Thug, Terrorist & Coward

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    Who the fukk goes to a bar to watch NBA?
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    NBA ratings are dipping. I saw that. Going to Marvel now to try and boost it..

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    Not having fans is the reason, it feels fake

    When they start packing stadiums again Iíll watch, regardless of lbjís opinion

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    Just a cash grab and publicity for the bar. Problem is it gives an idiot like LeBron more headlines and influence. Best thing to do to people like LeBron is to show indifference and completely ignore them.
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    Was there last week. Scene was nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edawg View Post
    Just a cash grab and publicity for the bar. Problem is it gives an idiot like LeBron more headlines and influence. Best thing to do to people like LeBron is to show indifference and completely ignore them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamsNCharge99 View Post
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    They're like assholes

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    Nobody likes to watch the NBA anymore unless you have money riding on a game. It's ghetto ball and BLM garbage now.

    Nobody likes the NBA tatted vocal WOKE players, oh and the NBA heads forgot that most paying fans are white that are watching and paying to see the games.

    Ooooppps!!!

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    People go to a bar to watch a soccer game, a football game, a baseball game, the MMA fights. No one goes to a bar to watch the NBA. I don't think any of the people who frequent this bar will miss anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pavyracer View Post
    People go to a bar to watch a soccer game, a football game, a baseball game, the MMA fights. No one goes to a bar to watch the NBA. I don't thik any of the people who frequent this bar will miss anything.
    Agreed, with the exception of CBB, esp March Madness, my place usually has Hockey on sometimes cause the bartender is a huge Islanders fan.

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    The NBA ratings are at an all time low it was announced the other day

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    Nasty Natty a great place to be, you heard it here first, leaf/regulator can't remember who else. The main guy at Americas Bookie but he's moved, in Costa running the shop. #Grinding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bcatswin View Post
    Nasty Natty a great place to be, you heard it here first, leaf/regulator can't remember who else. The main guy at Americas Bookie but he's moved, in Costa running the shop. #Grinding
    Cincinnati chili mostly SUCKS

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    Cincy the pit of the world

    If youíre going to live anywhere in that area you go to Lexington

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    jj your a fool. Lexington isn't bad though. Never know could run in to the warrior known as tt. Brokester cincy chili the best imo, not being biased. You ever had Skyline?

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    Oh yea, n coach. Please cut the shit i don't wanna end up back in the joint eating bologna sandys everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bcatswin View Post
    jj your a fool. Lexington isn't bad though. Never know could run in to the warrior known as tt. Brokester cincy chili the best imo, not being biased. You ever had Skyline?
    Yes, it's extremely weak

    Springfield, ILLINOIS, the chili parlor, that's the chili you want. I get the firebrand on the regular

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Landers View Post
    Yes, it's extremely weak

    Springfield, ILLINOIS, the chili parlor, that's the chili you want. I get the firebrand on the regular
    I'll try next time i get that way. Going for a couple White Sox games in a couple weeks. Thanks for the heads up sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bcatswin View Post
    I'll try next time i get that way. Going for a couple White Sox games in a couple weeks. Thanks for the heads up sir.

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    NBA went full BLM and that killed the product. Turned off many.

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    I will not watch that new Space Jam because his last few years actions. Was really looking forward to it also.

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    How is downtown Cincinnati?

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    Getting better, not quite there. Sucks the JC is down there. Walk out the bar get in a fight be in the clink in less than 10 mins, hell you can see it. The Hardrock Casino penetrating touches not a good setup imo...
    #GottaGrind

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    I don't watch the NBA anymore. I watch highlights and look at trends and bet it that's it. That changed after the last year.

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    Right there with you Jibby, very very rarely tune in at home. Watch Golf easier.
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    He’s the most uneducated and dumb athlete of our times. He never says anything that isn’t exactly what his fans want to hear. He never talks about black on black violence of the lack of father in households in the black community. Another fraud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxx View Post
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