LeBron James Tweets “You’re Next’ To Police Officer Who Shot Teenager During Attempted Stabbing

Los Angeles Lakers and National Basketball Association star LeBron James did one of the most disgusting things on Twitter that he has ever done.

After the shooting of teenager Ma’Khia Bryant  on Tuesday night while Bryant, armed with a knife, was attempting to stab another woman, James gave a stark warning to the officer who fired the shots.

“YOU’RE NEXT,” he wrote, with an image of an hourglass and a picture of the officer who fired the shots, Columbus Police Officer Nicholas Reardon and the word “#ACCOUNTABILITY.”

The “you’re next” is an apparent reference to the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin on murder and manslaughter charges.

James was subsequently excoriated for his tweet by many prominent figures.

“On behalf of pro athletes, current and former, I apologize for how #LeBronJames just showed his inner Maxine Waters and made a very real, ongoing threat to the life of the officer who quickly acted to prevent a knife attack from becoming worse. Many of us appreciate what LEOs do!” former Major League Baseball player Lenny Dykstra said.

“Hey, @nba, have you disciplined #LeBronJames for making a real and ongoing threat to the life of the brave officer in Columbus who prevented a knife attack from being even worse? (Or are you every bit as cowardly as @mlb had been in dealing with the Ron Darling situation?)” he said.

“Hey @KingJames go f*k yourself for doxing a police officer for just doing his job. I’d bet if that was your son about to get stabbed you’d be singing a different tune you piece of shit! You’re a huge reason the @NBA is down 80% in viewership within the last year,” another former Major League Baseball player, Aubrey Huff, said.

“I’ve never seen a more racially divisive athlete in my life. You aren’t helping anything. You’re only stoking the fire with your hateful anti-police rhetoric. Police aren’t the problem. It’s lack of good parenting that’s the real pandemic,” he said in another.

“Lebron James is inciting violence against an Ohio police officer. This is disgraceful and dangerous. Is the NBA okay with this? Is Twitter?” Sen. Tom Cotton said.

“The NBA, more than any other league, relies on one or two guys to be the face of the league. Their rises and falls depend on who that face is. Magic and Bird, league was good. Jordan, league was supernova. LeBron James, league nosediving,” Jesse Kelly said.

James went on to delete the tweet and explain himself, but offered no apologies to the officer who likely saved the life of another woman by stop Bryant.

“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,” he said in one tweet.

“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 said in another.

The New York Post reported on the shooting.

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