Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is quick to call out police officers and white people for being racist, long before all the facts are known. But when a black criminal does something wrong, he remains silent.
What does that say about the NBA player who rose up from living in poverty to becoming, quite arguably, the most well-known athlete in the world?
Here’s the sheriff of L.A. County calling James out, via New York Post:
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Monday challenged NBA star LeBron James to match and double the reward money being offered for information on the gunman who ambushed and shot two deputies over the weekend.
Speaking with KABC Radio on the John Phillips Show, Villanueva said the reward money reached $175,000 — a combination of donations of $100,000 from the county and $75,000 from two private individuals.
Villanueva said, “This challenge is to Lebron James. I want you to match that and double that reward. I know you care about law enforcement. You expressed a very interesting statement about your perspective on race relations and on officer-involved shootings and the impact that it has on the African-American community. And I appreciated that. But likewise, we need to appreciate that respect for life goes across all professions.”
To the protesters blocking the entrance & exit of the HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM yelling "We hope they die" referring to 2 LA Sheriff's ambushed today in #Compton: DO NOT BLOCK EMERGENCY ENTRIES & EXITS TO THE HOSPITAL. People's lives are at stake when ambulances can't get through.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) September 13, 2020
But LeBron is going to stick to his guns. He doesn’t care, apparently, if the shooter is caught.
From Daily Wire:
On Tuesday, NBA superstar and avid left-wing activist LeBron James emphatically stated that he has “zero comment” regarding Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s challenge to the multi-millionaire to match the reward money in the case concerning two ambushed sheriff’s deputies in Compton.
“Zero comment,” huh? How pathetic.