In a disturbing tweet, Lebron James posted a photo of the officer involved with the Ma’Khia Bryant shooting with a caption that read, “You’re Next.”
The officer who has been identified as Nicholas Reardon, will most certainly need protection from the barrage of attacks coming his way leaving many outraged.
LeBron James is now sharing a picture of the Columbus police officer who shot the woman wielding a knife and attacking another woman.
With zero regard for facts, he’s solely focused on dividing the country. Total scumbag. https://t.co/Ymxk3xeEJs
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 21, 2021
Narrative Commitments + Retribution > Facts + Effectual Reforms
— Kmele (@kmele) April 21, 2021
LeBron would have tweeted this same thing if the cop had just sat there while a girl was stabbed https://t.co/W6alv5zT2T
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) April 21, 2021
The fatal police shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, a Black teenager seen on video charging at two people with a knife, came within minutes of the verdict in George Floyd’s killing — causing outrage by some over the continued use of lethal force by Columbus police.
Officials with the Columbus Division of Police released footage of the shooting Tuesday night just hours after it happened, a departure from protocol as the force faces immense scrutiny from the public following a series of recent high-profile police killings that have led to clashes.
The girl was identified by Franklin County Children Services, which said in a release that the 16-year-old Bryant was under the care of the agency at the time of her death.
No word from the NBA on whether James will be disciplined for the tweet.
NBA Legend Charles Barkley Blasts Politicians for Dividing Black and White Americans
Retired NBA player Charles Barkley unleashed on politicians on both sides of the aisle for causing racial divisions and class warfare in America.
Speaking before the Final Four game on Saturday, Barkley said, “Man, I think most white people and black people are great people. I really believe that in my heart, but I think our system is set up where our politicians, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, are designed to make us not like each other so they can keep their grasp of money and power.”
Barkley blasted politicians for taking a “divide and conquer” approach to the country.
“I truly believe in my heart most white people and black people are awesome people,” he said. “But we’re so stupid following our politicians, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, and their only job is, ‘Hey, let’s make these people not like each other. We don’t live in their neighborhoods, we all got money, let’s make the whites and blacks not like each other, let’s make rich people and poor people not like each other, let’s scramble the middle class. I truly believe that in my heart.
Watch his comments below:
Charles Barkley speaking the truth pic.twitter.com/lt9jBldV2a
— ET (@runBMC57) April 3, 2021
Mark Cuban Says It Was His Decision To Stop Playing National Anthem Before Mavericks Home Games
Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks said that it was his decision to no longer play the national anthem before home games at American Airlines Center.
They have not played the National Anthem this season and do not plan on playing it going forward.
The Mavericks, who have an 11-14 record, have played 12 games at their home arena this season. They haven’t played the national anthem in any of their 13 preseason games, as well as those 12 regular-season matchups, including Monday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, which was the first game with a small number of fans in the stands.
Cuban and the Mavericks didn’t publicize the removal of the national anthem prior to games, but The Athletic reached out to the team after realizing that it wasn’t played before Monday’s matchup. A number of team employees only noticed the removal of the anthem on their own, according to The Athletic. They also said that it was not announced or explained internally.
According to the Athletic, Cuban and the Mavericks organization declined to comment.
NBA Chief Communications Officer Mike Bass issued the following statement regarding playing the National Anthem: “With NBA teams now in the process of welcoming fans back into their arenas, all teams will play the national anthem in keeping with longstanding league policy.”
Could it be the NBA understands what it means to “get woke, go broke”?