LeBron James Raises Political Temperature On Twitter, Deletes Tweet After Backlash

by Seth Udinski

Seth Udinski, FISM News


LeBron James has once again proved his utter ineptitude in understanding of what is and is not appropriate to say on social media.  The L.A. Lakers star forward and self-proclaimed political expert provocatively tweeted against an anonymous police officer in the Columbus, Ohio region following the death of 16-year-old Ma’Kiah Bryant on Tuesday.  Bryant violently attacked another girl and tried to stab her with a knife before she was shot by police. This act prevented Bryant from inflicting serious harm on the unarmed victim.

In lock step with much of the liberal media, James conveniently ignored the fact that the police acted to save a young black girl who was the victim of the knife attack.  Ma’Kiah Bryant who was also black was shot by a white police officer, and that is all James needed.  He tweeted a message in all caps saying “YOU’RE NEXT” with an hourglass emoji and the hashtag “ACCOUNTABILITY,” above a picture of a blurred-out Columbus police officer who was apparently involved in Bryant’s death.

Many people confronted James on Twitter, including several celebrities.  James deleted the tweet, but attempted to justify it with two others explaining that he was merely calling for accountability in the police system.

The other tweet said,

I’m so (expletive) tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because it’s 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.

The fact that Twitter did nothing to punish James after its banning of Donald Trump’s account for similar comments and recent suspension of Project Veritas CEO James O’Keefe reveals the utter hypocrisy of the left.  James, like his media contingent, cares much more about pushing a radically liberal agenda, than he does about justice.