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October 16 2021 9:14 AM ˚

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

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LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, on the bench during his NBA game against the New York Knicks on November 25, 2008.
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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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