Pears LeBron is a racist. LeBron James: 'I'm Not F*cking with White People, That Was My Initial Thought to White America' LeBron James: 'I'm Not F*cking with White People, That Was My Initial Thought to White America' NBA star LeBron James recently admitted that, due to his upbringing, he initially viewed whites suspiciously, and did not want to be around white people until he learned to give them a chance. James made his admission on HBO’s The Shop talk show saying that when he first began attending an exclusive, mostly white, private high school in Akron, Ohio, he was not very keen on having to talk to white people, according to TMZ. In fact, James says that when he first started attending the school, he did not want to make any white friends among his classmates. “Took me a while to adjust to it … I was like, I’m not f*cking with white people, that was my initial thought to white America,” James admitted.