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LeBron James

DEFENDS RICHARD SHERMAN

Smart People Can't Be 'Thugs'

1/23/2014 9:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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People who graduate from Stanford CAN'T be "thugs" ... so says LeBron James, who just defended Richard Sherman by throwing around his academic accomplishments.

James just tweeted, "I don't know one 'thug' that graduated from Stanford and also working on their Masters! Dont judge a book by its cover.'

LeBron is clearly reacting to the onslaught of Sherman critics who labelled Sherman as a "thug" after his epic NFC championship rant.

Sherman recently blasted the people who called him a "thug" ... saying it bothers him because "it seems like it's an accepted way of calling somebody the N-word now."

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Don    

Conservatives are just racists, they call every black person regardless of who they are Thugs, the even call all black cabinet members of the white house including Obama thugs. Thus is the new N word.

171 days ago
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Bill    

Anyone seen Sherman's diploma? Anyone seen anything regarding his graduation from Stanford?
Graduating from anything does not excuse anyone from being a thug. This guy is sick and needs help. He is starved for attention and now he's got it, the wrong kind though.

170 days ago

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