MLK ‘Injustice’ Tweet Comes Back to Haunt LeBron James

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On Tuesday, LeBron James insisted that he does not want to be political about everything, but an old tweet saying just the opposite is now coming back to haunt the NBA star.

James told the Los Angeles Times that he doesn’t “think every issue should be everybody’s problem as well.”

James made his proclamation to get out of having to be expected to comment on the massive human rights violations happening with the NBA’s big-money partner, China.

But today, many fans are pointing to a tweet from last year that James made when he was working to appear as a serious progressive activist.

“Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere,” he tweeted in January of 2018.

NBA fans are rightfully skeptical of James and his polar opposite positions. Should right-thinking people be concerned about injustice “anywhere,” or only when it doesn’t interfere with their bank accounts?

Not many on social media were very understanding of LeBron’s sudden disinterest in political issues:

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