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LeBron James Issues Apology For Controversial Post

LeBron James holding a microphone on Media Day.

EL SEGUNDO, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers speaks to the media during the Los Angeles Lakers Media Day at the UCLA Health Training Center on September 24, 2018 in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

LeBron James has issued an apology for the controversial message he posted on his Instagram Story on Sunday morning.

The Los Angeles Lakers' star forward posted a lyric from the song "ASMR" by hip-hop artist 21 Savage.

"We been getting that Jewish money, Everything is Kosher," James posted on his Instagram Story while riding in his car.

James spoke to ESPN on Sunday evening, apologizing for the post.

"Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone," James told ESPN. "That's not why I chose to share that lyric. I always [post lyrics]. That's what I do. I ride in my car, I listen to great music, and that was the byproduct of it. So I actually thought it was a compliment, and obviously it wasn't through the lens of a lot of people. My apologies. It definitely was not the intent, obviously, to hurt anybody."

LeBron is one of the most-followed athletes in the world on Instagram, with more than 45 million followers.