LeBron James literally set the internet on fire after he tweeted out a threatening tweet to an Ohio officer involved in the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl who was attempting to stab another female…and not in a “good fire” way.
Bodycam footage shows that the officer issued 4 verbal warnings to the teen before shooting and killing her as she was about to stab another young woman.
The shooting sparked more outrage from BLM and other anti-police activists, who called on the officer to be arrested for murder.
LeBron James, who has over 40 million Twitter followers jumped into the fray, and posted a chilling tweet with the photo of the officer and the words ‘You’re next” and “accountability.”
In light of the tensions and division in the US right now that tweet had a very threatening vibe to it, and King James received so much intense backlash that he actually had to delete it.
Here’s a screen shot of the tweet:
Here are just a few of the comments from that tweet:
“I’m begging to think LeBron James is dangerous hypocrite with no moral center.”
“Lebron James is a f*cking idiot.”
“LeBron James, like other elites, is using racial division as a distraction as elites reshape America to be more like communist China. Elites prefer communism. Millionaire elites are protected by communism.”
“On behalf of pro athletes, current and former, I apologize for how #LeBronJames just showed his inner Maxine Waters and made a very real, ongoing threat to the life of the officer who quickly acted to prevent a knife attack from becoming worse. Many of us appreciate what LEOs do!”
“Lebron James is inciting violence against an Ohio police officer. This is disgraceful and dangerous. Is the NBA okay with this? Is Twitter?”
“In a completely shameless attempt to villanize the police, @KingJames targeted a police officer who saved someone from getting stabbed. He has no facts, no reason and no business commenting on this! You should stick to focusing on which team you are going to betray next instead!”
LeBron ended up deleting the tweet after so much intense backlash.
He waited for a bit, after deleting and then issued an idiotic statement.
Here’s Lebron’s absurd attempt at an explanation for his threatening tweet:
“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”
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
I gotta be honest, the responses to his statement are almost as bad as the original tweet. I think people in America are just really tired of LeBron James.
He’s become the Colin Kaepernick of the NBA.
“Shut up, you hypocritical window-licker. Your a puppet for a regime that literally kills & abuses people. You have no moral high ground & you also are one of the most low-info dullards on the planet. There’s a reason the NBA is failing, and it’s YOU. You have no self-awareness.”
“Oh so now you’re the victim? You singled out one cop and posted a pic of him. Now you are saying it’s all cops aka entire system.”
“Let me tell you about “the system,” LeFraud. There were *ELEVEN* police shootings of unarmed black men in 2019 (WaPo). Why the higher rate? Black males make up 26% of police shootings…and 26% of arrests. There is no “hate.” People are tired of *LIES.*”
“I’m so damn tired of seeing professional athletes hating on America for Chinese money.”
“If the officer hadn’t shot the girl with the knife, the other girl would have died. You’re making it a little to obvious that you don’t care about black on black crime because it doesn’t fit your narrative.”
“you’re the one creating more hate in this situation, clown”
“If someone was about to gut ur daughter what would you like the officer to do?”
“Bro she was literally going to stab another person! See that knife! The officer had no time to do anything else but react..”
“Ok. What about the accountability of parents who are raising kids that think stabbing people is OK? How about an apology to the officer who saved a black girl’s life? Good tweet but more would be helpful. You have a ton of influence.”
“Yes, King James, hold yourself #ACOUNTABLE. If it’s a mistake, admit it, if not, YOU INTENTIONALLY targeted the police officer, with the millions you reach on your platform, I donno what for, perhaps calling for harm to befall the officer? YOU hv to be accountable for yr tweets.”
“I’m so tired of officers saving children from being stabbed with a butcher knife” – lebran james”
“You have zero risk of being held accountable for what you do or say though”
“So the girl with the knife should have just then killed the other girl by stabbing her in the neck and the officer should have just watched and let that happen?”
“She. had. a. knife. and. was. about. to. stab. a. black. woman.”
“Serious questions. Why don’t you care about the life of the Black woman wearing pink in this photo whom Ma’Khia Bryant was attempting to stab when she was shot by the officer? Do you think that police officers SHOULDN’T stop stabbings that happen right in front of them?”
The responses like this just go on and on and on.
It’s time for LeBron James to hang up his “SJW” hat. This man speaks on topics that he knows nothing about, and allows his emotions, bot facts to take over.
He has far too many people following him to be a responsible “activist.” He needs to stick to dribbling the ball up and down the court before he gets someone killed.
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