LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers is facing serious backlash after his refusal to apologize for tweeting a photograph of a police officer that saved a black girl from being stabbed and said, “YOU’RE NEXT."
LeBron has since deleted the tweet and refused to apologize for it. Instead of apologizing his massive blunder, he has doubled down on firing up his fans with his anti-cop rhetoric.
Here is the tweet LeBron has since deleted:
We have blurred out his face for obvious reasons.
Instead of taking the opportunity to apologize for his actions, LeBron fired out another tweeted where he said, “ANGER does [sic] any of us any good and that includes myself. Gathering all the facts and educating does though! My anger still is here for what happened that lil girl. My sympathy for her family and may justice prevail!”
“I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police,” James continued. “I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate -This isn’t about one officer. it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY.”
These tweets have not yet been deleted and can be seen here:
ANGER does any of us any good and that includes myself! Gathering all the facts and educating does though! My anger still is here for what happened that lil girl. My sympathy for her family and may justice prevail! 🙏🏾✊🏾🤎👑
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 21, 2021
I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate -This isn’t about one officer. it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 21, 2021
Well, people on social media have not taken kindly to the misguided rage of LeBron. Here are some of the fiery responses to James on Twitter:
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 22, 2021
In honor of deep thinker LeBron James, here was his takeaway from “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” when he was asked to review the book he claimed to be reading. I don’t know how I missed this last year. Enjoy. Very enlightening book review: pic.twitter.com/MpvLPXJTwB
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) April 22, 2021
Ignorance, low impulse control and power form such a toxic, deadly combination frequently seen in the American activist class. https://t.co/mUCBLW9Wsl
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 22, 2021
Jason Whitlock made a great point about the selective rage of James:
Black teenage girl tried to stab a black teenage girl. 7-year-old black girl gunned down at McDonald's drive-thru. Silence. No tweets. You're not tired of young black people killing each other. Silence. No desperation. How come? https://t.co/bCH5bTOxzV
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) April 22, 2021
The Fraternal Order of Police had a great response to the tweet by LeBron. This office saved a life and LeBron James somehow turned it into a bad situation and invoked rage from his fans. They tweeted, "@KingJames, with his vast resources & influence, should educate himself and, frankly, has a responsibility to do so, on the facts before weighing in. This is disgraceful & extremely reckless. The officer saved a young girl's life. No amount of gaslighting will change that fact."
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