LeBron Responds To Recent Comments Made By An L.A. County Sheriff

LeBron James throughout his whole career, has been very outspoken and never has stood down to anyone with words against him.

Last week, he was challenged by an LA Sheriff who challenged James to support the pursuit of justice for a shooter who injured several officers near Compton.

Today, one reporter asked James to respond to the narrative that his push against police brutality incites violence against officers, citing the implications made by the L.A. sheriff last week.

“I’ve never in my 35 years ever condoned violence. Never have. But I also know what’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong. I grew up in the inner city, in a black community, in what we called “the hood,” or “the ghetto” and I’ve seen a lot of black people being racially profiled because of our color. And I’ve seen it throughout my whole life. And I’m not saying that all cops are bad because throughout High School and things of that nature, I’m around them all the time, and they’re not all bad.
But when you see the videos that’s going on, not only my home town but also all over America, you continue to see that acts of violence towards my kind, I can’t do nothing but to speak about it and see the common denominator. But not one time have I ever said ‘let’s act violent towards cops.”

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