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LeBron James Responds To Backlash Over His Controversial Tweet About Ohio Police Officer Who Killed Ma’khia Bryant

LeBron James Responds To Backlash Over His Controversial Tweet About Ohio Police Officer Who Killed Ma’khia Bryant

Following the police officer Derek Chauvin who killed George Floyd was convicted of the murder, the Los Angeles Lakers basketball player LeBron James, who tweeted the footage of the police officer who killed 16-year-old black girl Ma’khia Bryant, saying, ‘You’re Next, #Accountability’, was subjected to reactions as he targeted the police. James first deleted the tweet, then explained why he posted it and why he removed it.

LeBron James, known for his social activist against racism, later deleted the controversial tweet he sent in response to the addition of a new one to the cases where white police killed black citizens despite the former police officer Derek Chauvin being found guilty in the murder of George Floyd.

16-year-old black girl Ma’khia Bryant walking with a knife on two people in Columbus, Ohio, was shot and killed by white police officer Nicholas Reardon. The star of the Los Angeles Lakers team, who shared the photos of this incident with the caption ‘You’re Next #Accountability’ and used an hourglass emoji for the police officer.

James deleted the tweet after some perceived it as a threat to police Reardon, and later shared his thoughts on why he sent such a message. The Ohio-born basketball player said he was angered by this scene and was tired of seeing black people killed by the police.

Here’s what LeBron James stated:

“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”

He added:

“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!”

Check out the Twitter post below.

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