LeBron James is undoubtedly one of the most influential players in the history of the NBA. His words and opinions carry a lot of weight in the world of sports and even outside it. When an eminent personality like LeBron James speaks out on an issue which is going on for a long time, it is bound to have some impact.
That is exactly what happened with the tweet he made in regard to the Derek Chauvin verdict. Chauvin was the former police officer who was solely responsible for the murder of George Floyd last year. That fiasco sparked endless rage and protests all across the country amid the already existing pandemic.
LeBron said in his tweet, “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”
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
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 21, 2021
This tweet gained traction on social media and has been doing rounds across all news channels.
Police brutality – A scar on the face of a great nation
The existing issue of police brutality in America has been exasperated by the systemic inequality towards certain races and minorities in the country. Police have identified and apprehended people belonging to black and Latino communities and have taken fatal action against them without any prior conversation or appropriate reason.
Justice and Accountability! Things I never thought I would see. There’s much more work to do, but this is an amazing start working toward the reform this country NEEDS!
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) April 20, 2021
This problem has risen to such an extent that President Biden himself addressed the nation. He was of the opinion that police reform should take place at the earliest. The verdict of Derek Chauvin might have an impact on that aspect of the equation.
Chauvin was rightfully held accountable on three charges. Because of the ramifications of the murder, this case had garnered national attention. Notable personalities like Karl-Anthony Towns, Shaquille O’Neal, and Steve Nash came out to appreciate the conviction.
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