Colby Covington Accuses LeBron James Of Using His School As ‘Tax Write-Offs’

UFC welterweight star Colby Covington continues to make comments on NBA superstar LeBron James.

In a recent interview with the Daily Wire, Covington accused James of using his I Promise school as a “tax write-off” for his “billion-dollar business.” The NBA player has not responded to Covington’s statement.

“I know firsthand, when you’re making a lot of money, you need tax write-offs, and these schools, these charities, yeah, he wants to look like a good guy on camera, like he’s doing good for the people,” Covington said.

But this isn’t the first time the UFC star has talked about James.

In September 2020, after Covington’s KO victory over Tyron Woodley, the American fighter dedicated his win to first responders and the military while calling James a “spineless” coward.

James, a four-time NBA champion and 17-time All-Star, is vocal about first responders, especially after events during the Black Lives Matter movement.

Off the court, James founded the LeBron James Family Foundation, which funds the I Promise School, a public school he opened in Akron, Ohio – his hometown – for students who are “already falling behind and in danger of falling through the cracks.”

“This is just a tax write-off, man, for his billion-dollar business. He needs this so he can keep all that cash in the bank,” Covington added. “It’s not this charitable, nice guy that everybody thinks. ‘Oh, LeBron, he’s giving back to the kids.’ No, he’s just doing that so he can get a tax write-off and keep more money in the bank.”

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