As we previously reported, LeBron James tweeted a threat against the Columbus, Ohio police officer who shot Ma’Khia Bryant while she was trying to stab another girl.
He later deleted the threat.
LeBron James has now deleted the tweet calling for the cop to be arrested for shooting the woman armed with a knife, but don’t worry. The internet is forever.
I blurred out the officer’s face on purpose. pic.twitter.com/dbv5dPrZ87
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) April 21, 2021
As we noted, one police officer pointed out how nonsensical LeBron’s tweet was, showing James had no understanding of police work or how quickly the Columbus officer had to respond to save the life of the other black girl. Another officer, this one from the LAPD, Deon Joseph, reached out to James, offering to talk to him about police work and give him some further understanding. As far as we know at this point, James has not responded to Joseph.
James caught flack from Detective Jamie McBride, a member of the Los Angeles Police Protective League Board of Directors McBride appeared on “The Ingraham Angle” with Laura Ingraham on Tuesday.
McBride said, “No officer wants to take a life, but I’ll tell you one thing, that officer saved a life and he’s a hero.”
McBride called James a hypocrite. Why? Turns out that James, while disparaging cops, has them doing protection for him.
“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.”
Oh, really? How dare this guy treat all cops like this especially when he has constant police protection, unlike most people?
And again, pic.twitter.com/eDD4o1g26l
— A (@LittleMsOpinion) April 22, 2021
Not only has he gotten protection at his home, but he’s also gotten special treatment from the police because of who he is.
For example, he got a special police escort to go around traffic the wrong way down a street to get to a concert.
According to CBS, “The Miami-Dade Police Department says its officers violated policy by providing Miami Heat star LeBron James a police escort through heavy traffic to get to a Justin Timberlake/Jay-Z concert…” On the wrong side of the street, no less.
McBride and his organization, the Los Angeles Protective League, requested that the NBA open an investigation into James’ tweet to determine if he violated any league policies. McBride said the NBA hasn’t responded yet. He said celebrities like LeBron don’t mention the protection they get because they “don’t want to look bad to their followers.” But that they’re “inciting violence.”
Guess police are evil except when they’re protecting the King. Then it’s all cool.