Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss decided to share an extremely racist and disgusting letter, sent to her by someone claiming to be a “fan” of the team for over 60 years.
The letter, which she says she received on Monday, addresses her as a w—- and attacks the NBA team owner for her public support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The letter reads:
Dear W—e —
After 60 years as a huge Lakers fan, I now say to hell with the overpaid n—— traitors and the NBA. Go to hell and join n—– Kobe Bryant.
See Jeanie’s Response…
The letter was created on a typewriter, and it appears the person used their actual name, but Jeanie chose to blackout the last name of the individual.
“After much thought, I decided to share this letter I received on Monday so that everyone can see the hate is real and living out there. This is happening in our world TODAY. Its real and it exists.”
She then addressed the writer directly saying —
To Joe: Did sending this letter make you feel better? Really all you did was waste your time, and energy and your postage stamp. (But thank you for including your return home address) Why don’t you look in the mirror and see your ugliness because I refuse to.” she captioned her post with the letter.
She contiuned, “I have received letters like this over the years. The advice I always got? “Ignore it.” I did. But not anymore. On this day, Juneteenth, I ask my white friends to join together, acknowledge the racism that exists in our country and around the world, and pledge to stop ignoring it. We all must do better. #juneteenth #hatewontwin”
It’s unclear if the Lakers organization attempted to locate this individual or turn it over to law enforcement.
As we reported, the Lakers organization along with Jeanie, has been very outspoken condemning racism.
In May, the team issues a statement saying, “We condemn racism, bigotry, violence, and prejudice in all its forms. Everyone has the right to live free from fear and to be treated with dignity and respect. We hear the pain of our Black community and we will not stay silent.”
Jeanie Buss has been a part of the Lakers organization since 1979 when her late father, Jerry Buss, bought the team. After Jerry’s death in 2013, Jeanie became controlling owner of the team.