LeBron James Under Fire Over Since-Deleted ‘You’re Next’ Post Towards Cop That Shot & Killed 16-Year-Old Ma’Khia Bryant (PIC + TWEETS)
LeBron James is taking aim at the Ohio cop who shot and killed Ma’Khia Bryant, saying, “YOU’RE NEXT” in a since-deleted tweet.
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar has most certainly seen the released video of Columbus Police Officer Nicholas Reardon shooting the 16-year-old during a domestic dispute, which made him take a still shot of the cop and plaster him on social media with the caption, “You’re next.”
James later deleted it, but the backlash came swiftly.
The National Fraternal Order of Police tweeted that LeBron “should educate himself and, frankly, has a responsibility to do so, on the facts before weighing in.”
“The officer saved a young girl’s life. No amount of gaslighting will change that fact.”
Police bodycam footage released by Columbus officials shows Bryant scuffling with two other girls while clearly lunging at another girl in pink with a knife in her hand.
Reardon could be seen firing four rounds, dropping the teen to the ground mortally wounded. She later died at a local hospital.