*NBA star LeBron James, who started his own twitter account in July, declared on Tuesday via twitter that the day was “Hater Day” and shared racists tweets that were directed at him.
“Today is Hater Day. Everyone please let them get their 2 mins of fame and light! I Love You Haters. Continue to make me proud of u guys! LOL,” the two-time reigning NBA MVP tweeted Tuesday afternoon.
He then went on to re-tweet some of the uglier words directed at him on Twitter.
“hey good game last night, too bad you’re a fraud, BITCH,” said one tweet.
Another said, “u r a big nosed big lipped bug eyed nig**r. ur greedy, u try to hide ur ghettoness.”
“no one wants to hear u speak. Why dont u speak by laying ur head under a moving car,” said a third tweet.
James responded by tweeting: “U see world how people feel! Just use it as extra motivation in whatever u do best! No one can stop your dreams from becoming reality!” [See actual tweets below.]
“You’re always going to have people who love you and who hate you,” James said. “I have enough motivation but I can always use a little more.”
The new member of the Miami Heat said last month that race was a factor in the negative backlash he received after deciding to leave Cleveland to join the Heat.