LeBron James sees injustice in the handling of Lori Loughlin's impending prison sentence.
On Friday, James voiced his astonishment at the seemingly friendly treatment of Loughlin in her college admissions bribery case. The Full House actress was sentenced to two months in prison, but James took issue with the headline that she'll serve time in the "prison of her choice." Here's what he had to say.
LeBron James reacts to Lori Loughlin "prison of her choice"
On Instagram, the L.A. Lakers star shared a Vanity Fair article on Loughlin's approved request to spend her prison sentence at FCI Victorville—a facility "closest to her home" in California, Vanity Fair reported.
"Of her what!!???" James wrote in response, along with a series of laughter emojis. "I'm laughing," he explained, "cause sometimes you have to just to stop from crying!"
He continued, seemingly highlighting the racial double standard at work. "Don't make no damn sense to me. We just want the same treatment if committed of same crime that's all. Is that asking for to much??? Let me guess, it is huh. Yeah I know!!
"We'll just keep pushing forward and not expecting the handouts! STRONG, BLACK & POWERFUL!"
Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli face prison time
The NBA legend's callout of hypocrisy on Loughlin's prison sentence comes as he's emerged as a leading sports and entertainment world voice on the Black Lives Matter movement. James has led calls for social and systemic change regarding racial injustice.
Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, meanwhile, face prison time in the coming months. For orchestrating their daughters' unlawful admissions to USC, Loughlin and Giannulli in May pled guilty to fraud charges. Loughlin received a two-month sentence, while Giannulli received four months.