LeBron James continues to be public enemy No. 1 over his controversial post about an Ohio officer who shot and killed a 16-year-old shortly after the Derek Chauvin trial was over. The former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
In a since deleted tweet, James said “You’re next #accountability,” along with a photo of the officer believed to have shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’khia Bryant in Columbus.
James then followed up with a tweet explaining why he took down the previous tweet saying, “I’m so d*** 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.”
In another tweet, James talked about his own anger and gathering all of the facts, adding, “my anger still is here for what happened that lil girl. My sympathy for her family and may justice prevail!”
Since then, there have been several memes posted about the Lakers legend, with one of the most popular ones having a fake quote of James saying, “We’re at the point where a girl can’t even stab her friends anymore.”
Obviously fake, but it still did not stop Donald Trump Jr. from posting it on his Instagram story. Unfortunately for him, the social media site marked it as false information.
Here is that post: