LeBron James has found no issue in melding the worlds of sports and politics in recent years, despite the obvious damage that this confluence has caused the NBA and other major sports leagues. investigate LeBron
Twitter did nothing after the NBA superstar posted a threatening tweet that included an identifying photo of the police officer that fired the shots that killed Ma’Khai Bryant and saved the life of the girl Bryant was about to stab. investigate LeBron
The phenomenon is not necessarily a new one. Superstar athletes have long used their platforms to make political statements. The difference these days is the amplification of the message during a time in which there is no escaping our political world.
You see, sports are largely considered a place away from reality, where we can put aside the world’s worries to focus on grown men and women playing a game. It’s supposed to be a cathartic release from the real world and not a sobering reminder of how some millionaire athlete will vote.
Do you think Cubans are fighting for healthcare or freedom from Communism?
However, King James isn’t concerned about this, and his tweet targeting a Columbus police officer last week now has factions within the LAPD steaming mad.
James came under intense fire last Wednesday after he posted a pic of a police officer present at the Ma’Khia Bryant shooting with a caption that read, “YOU’RE NEXT.”
During an interview on the Ingraham Angle, Detective James McBride, a member of the Los Angeles Police Protective League Board of Directors, says the NBA should get involved.
“LeBron James sent that tweet out to over fifty million followers to incite violence is basically what that tweet did,” McBride told Ingraham.
“…No officer wants to take a life, but I’ll tell you one thing, that officer saved a life and he’s a hero,” McBride said.
LeBron James isn’t the brightest crayon in the box. We’re talking about a man who trashed a police officer for saving an innocent girl’s life but went after the Houston Rocket’s GM for tweeting his support for the pro-democracy protesters being oppressed by the Communist Chinese in Hong Kong.
The LAPD is right to go after LeBron despite the fact that his headlights are on dim.
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