Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has been under heavy fire for a Twitter post with the caption “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY,” with an hourglass emoji and an image of one of the officers at the scene involving the shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant.
Detective Jamie McBride, who is a member of the Los Angeles Police Protective League Board of Directors, ripped the star player while urging the league to investigate him.
“…No officer wants to take a life, but I’ll tell you one thing, that officer saved a life and he’s a hero,” Detective James McBride, a member of the LA Police Protective Board of Directors, told The Ingraham Angle Tuesday, via Fox News.
“…One of the biggest hypocrites out there is LeBron James,” McBride argued. “LeBron James has talked time and time again about police officers and how bad, they’re all killers. However, they’re also doing protection at his house. Off-duty officers provide security for him and his family. So you have killers at his house providing security for him.”
McBride and his organization sent a letter to NBA commissioner Adam Silver to formally request an investigation into LeBron James’ tweet to determine if the player violated any league policies.
“LeBron James sent that tweet out to over fifty million followers to incite violence is basically what that tweet did,” McBride told Laura Ingraham.
James later deleted the tweet, explaining it was being used to spread hate.
The NBA has not issued a statement on what LeBron James posted.