NBA star LeBron James’s police tweet sparks uproar on US right

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, on the bench during his NBA game against the New York Knicks on November 25, 2008.
NBA star LeBron James was facing a firestorm of criticism from the US rightwing Friday over a tweet targeting an Ohio police officer who fatally shot a Black teenager, with conservative pundits accusing the athlete of racism and irresponsible behavior.اضافة اعلان

The policeman shot dead 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant as she lunged with a knife at another girl in James’s home state of Ohio — prompting the Lakers star to post a picture of the officer on Twitter with the words “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY.”

The 36-year-old NBA star took down the tweet hours later, explaining his post was “being used to create more hate.”

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