LeBron Deletes Tweet Attacking Cop Who Saved Black Girl After Facing Extreme Backlash
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers disputes a personal foul called against him during the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 30, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Lakers defeat the Celtics 96-95.
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NBA star Lebron James deleted a tweet shortly after posting it on Wednesday that appeared to demonize a police officer who saved a black girl from being stabbed. James deleted the tweet after it quickly sparked widespread backlash.

James, a left-wing Democrat activist, tweeted out a photograph of the police officer, writing, “YOU’RE NEXT. #ACCOUNTABILITY.” James included an emoji of an hour glass, which is used to signify that time is running out.

Michael Woods, the interim police chief of Columbus, said at a press conference that video of the incident showed “the female with the knife,” who the police officer shot and killed, was “attempting to stab” another female in the video.

Below are some of the comments that notable figures made in response to James’ tweet:

  • Kmele Foster: “Narrative Commitments + Retribution > Facts + Effectual Reforms This is a recipe for savagery, not #Accountability”
  • Dana Loesch: “Apparently the life of the girl nearly stabbed to death didn’t matter.”
  • Tom Cotton: “Lebron James is inciting violence against an Ohio police officer. This is disgraceful and dangerous. Is the NBA okay with this? Is Twitter?”
  • Clay Travis: “Did you even watch the video, bud? He shot a woman armed with a knife trying to kill an unarmed person! Here’s his perspective. This is even more shameful than you shutting up and dribbling for your boy Chairman Xi in China.”
  • Benjamin Weingarten: “A very responsible Chinese asset.”
  • Megyn Kelly: “How dare you? This is disgusting & dangerous. He saved the life of a young Black woman under attack. This is incredibly irresponsible.”
  • Mark Davis: “Officer who protected a girl from getting stabbed is now the subject of a terrorist threat from America’s most famous athlete. Nice to see the #DerekChauvin verdict calmed everybody down. This is contemptible.”
  • Caleb Hull: “He saved a girl’s life from being shanked, but I guess her black life didn’t matter to you?”
  • Logan Hall: “The NBA should fine lebron thousands for every minute this tweet remains active. #accountability”
  • Bryan Dean Wright: “Things are going to get horrifically worse in this country before they get better.”
  • Sean Davis: “Nothing to see here, just the Chinese Communist Party’s favorite illiterate apparatchik trying to incite the assassination of a police officer who saved a girl from being stabbed to death.”
  • John Gage: “This is basically LeBron putting a hit out on this officer’s head. Blood on his hands if something happens to this officer or his family.”
  • The Daily Caller: “Working class police Officer targeted by billionaire professional athlete because he didn’t let someone be stabbed to death.”
  • Jason Rantz: “LeBron James is a bad person who masquerades as a hero.”

Sports commentator Jason Whitlock responded to James’ tweet by writing: “LeBron James, like other elites, is using racial division as a distraction as elites reshape America to be more like communist China. Elites prefer communism. Millionaire elites are protected by communism. They’re the ‘Talented Tenth’ W.E.B. Du Bois promoted. You’re being played.”

“Du Bois = communist elite. Communism = hostile to all religion. Communism makes it nearly impossible to rise above your birth class. Maybe you’ll hit genetics lottery and become a pro athlete… Democracy-capitalism-freedom-America more class elevation than any other country,” Whitlock continued. “What we’re experiencing isn’t a racial conflict. Race is being used to divide and fool the 90% of us who have foolishly come to take American freedom for granted. The elites are imposing rigged communist system. I come from nothing. Only in America. #DonKingWasRight[.]”

Other negative backlash included the following tweets:

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