LeBron James DEBUNKS Encouraging Violence Against Police Officers!
Recently, LeBron James spoke out against police brutality stating “I never condone violence” is now backfiring in his face. Read on…
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CelebnSports247.com reports that throughout the summer LeBron James has used his social media and interview sessions in the NBA bubble to discuss issues of racism and police brutality.
The Los Angeles Lakers star has been calling for justice in cases where Black people have been killed or seriously injured by police.
On Tuesday night, James was asked about that implication.
I’ve never in my 35 years ever condoned violence. Never have. But I also know what’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong, and I grew up in the inner city in a Black community in what we call the hood or the ghetto, however you want to picture it. And I’ve seen a lot of counts first hand of a lot of Black people being racially profiled because of our color. And I’ve seen it throughout my whole life.
Now, following Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy Alex Villanueva calling him out about his comments regarding police-involved violence, LeBron James has spoken out to defend himself.
At a press conference, Villanueva specifically told LeBron James that he should match the reward money that was posted to help identify the person responsible for the shooting.
LeBron FIRED back stating:
Not one time have I ever said let’s act violent toward cops. I just said what’s going on in our community is not OK. And we fear for that, and we fear for our lives. It’s something that we go through every single day as a Black man, a Black woman, and a Black kid and a Black girl, we fear that moment where we’re pulled over.
When asked if there was anything he wanted to personally say to Villanueva, Lebron James replied:
I have zero response on the sheriff.