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When hating LeBron James was a matter of national security (or something)

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Well, this is a fun lede:

(Reuters) - U.S. security restrictions governing the statements of former CIA captives held at Guantanamo are so stringent that one prisoner's assessment of basketball star LeBron James was treated as a top national secret for two months, a military defense lawyer said on Tuesday.

So it's official now: "involvement in CIA controversy" means LeBron has finally become a Global Icon. More:

... former CIA captive Muhammed Rahim wrote a note criticizing the National Basketball Association star's decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat in 2010. "LeBron James is a very bad man. He should apologize to the city of Cleveland," Bogucki quoted the note as saying.

Rahim has not been charged with a crime but because he was previously held and interrogated by the CIA, his communications are subject to restrictions similar to those of the alleged September 11 plotters - every word they write or utter is presumed to be "Top Secret" unless a government Security Classification Review Team declares them safe for public release.

On the one hand, the whole point of this story is to expose how ridiculous America's intelligence paranoia can become. On the other hand, maybe it was a top secret terrorist code.

Which ... Whoa.

DOES THIS MEAN SKIP BAYLESS IS A TERRORIST?

We can't be sure, but if you see something, say something, America.

(HT: Slamonline)

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