Who is Adam Mendelsonh from ESPN audio? He is LeBron James publicist. But now his own image is under threat.
Some shocking revelations have been made after the viral conversation between Adam and ESPN Rachel Nichols. The senior advisor, who helps the black NBA legend, apparently made some shocking statements.
Who Is Adam Mendelsohn? ESPN Drama
Adam Mendelsohn is LeBron James spokesman.
Recently, Adam has come under major backlash for his racist comments. The audio was first released by the NY Times.
In the nearly 20 min long conversation, he can be heard talking to ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols.
The two apparently make fun of some sensitive issues like BLM and the Me Too movement. In fact, Mendelsohn blatantly remarks, “I’m exhausted. Between Me Too and Black Lives Matter, I got nothing left”.
Similarly, Rachel complains about how black reporter Taylor got a promotion because ESPN was allegedly under pressure to promote racial diversity in the company.
Interestingly, reports suggest that Nichols accidentally recorded the tape herself as she forgot to turn off the camera.
Adam Mendelsohn Role as LeBron James Spokesman
Adam Mendelsohn is working as LeBron James Spokesman for a decade now.
He joined the NBA star as his publicist in 2010. Adam’s main role at that time was to overturn James’s public image after the controversial move from Cleveland Cavaliers to Miami Heat.
Over the years, Adam worked on numerous projects with 36 years old aged LeBron James.
The irony is that the publicist is the co-founder of the More than A Vote Group, LeBron’s black voter promotion campaign.
We have no doubts that Mendelsohn’s net worth adds salary in millions when his employer is worth $500 million. However, his earnings are kept private for now.
Twitter Backlash on Adam Statements
Adam Mendelsohn backlash is trending on Twitter since Sunday.
Both Rachel and Adam, who belong to the white ethnicity, receive massive criticisms for their tone-deaf words. In fact, netizens are demanding to fire Rachel and Adam from their respective jobs.
Adam doesn’t have a Wikipedia bio. Likewise, neither he nor his wife has come forward to the public yet.
Nevertheless, Adam did speak to CNBC and apologized for his mistake. He reportedly wrote in an email, “I shouldn’t have said it or even thought it.”