LeBron James came under intense fire on Wednesday after he posted a pic of a police officer present at the Ma’Khia Bryant shooting with a caption that read, “YOU”RE NEXT.”
James has since deleted the tweet, but a screenshot remains.
“The Columbus Division of Police released a body camera video Tuesday showing Bryant having a knife as she was fighting with another girl when the police fired their shots,” Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering reported. It’s unknown if the officer in the pic – Nicholas Reardon – is the officer who shot Bryant.
Nonetheless, James’ apparent threat toward Reardon drew immediate and widespread backlash on Twitter.
Some levied particular and targeted criticisms:
Others used James’ vile tweet as an opportunity to point out the differences between him and Michael Jordan.
Some saw it as a sign of the times.
Where is the lie?
And it’s the exact opposite of what’s good for black people:
The NBA has not said whether James will face any discipline for his tweet, though it’s doubtful that he will.