The Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James received backlash after making a controversial tweet. The four-time NBA champion tweeted a photo of a police officer who shot a 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant as she attempted to stab two people with a kitchen knife and wrote “You’re next. Accountability”.
The tweet caused many negative reactions from regular people and public personalities alike. Among them was sports journalist Jason Whitlock who slammed James for stirring racial division.
“LeBron James, like other elites, is using racial division as a distraction as elites reshape America to be more like communist China,” Whitlock tweeted as he proceeded to make a point of a bigger agenda behind. “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.
“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””
LeBron later proceeded to delete the tweet and explained his decision: “I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate -This isn’t about one officer. it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY”