Kyle Rittenhouse’s spokesperson is now firing back at LeBron James after the NBA superstar mocked the 18-year-old on Twitter for crying in court while testifying in his murder trial.
“It absolutely was not [fake crying]. To LeBron, I would just say he should be paying more attention to the Lakers,” said Dave Hancock during an appearance on “America’s Newsroom.”
“But, if he would like to have a sitdown at some point in time, I’m sure he and Kyle can talk about how we can change and fix the system that allows prosecutors to do what they’re doing to Kyle right now,” Hancock continued.
It was back on Wednesday when the Lakers star took to Twitter and posted his reaction to Rittenhouse’s courtroom breakdown, which was subsequently retweeted thousands of times and liked tens of thousands of times.
James found himself in hot water previously when he appeared to target a Columbus police officer involved in the shooting of a 16-year-old Black teenager, Ma’Khia Bryant.
“YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY,” the NBA icon wrote with an hourglass emoji over an image of one of the officers at the scene of Bryant’s shooting. The tweet was later deleted by James.
On Wednesday morning, Rittenhouse sobbed while on the stand as he described the events that led to him shooting Rosenbaum, the first person he killed.
“There were three people right there,” Rittenhouse said, recounting how he was allegedly chased during the protests.
After the judge ordered a recess, Rittenhouse described how he ran and “defended himself.”
“I didn’t do anything wrong,” Rittenhouse said. “I defended myself.”WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.