Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is no stranger to weighing in on societal issues. As a result, he has amassed a decent amount of foes who don’t have a lot of love for him.
A month or so back, James decided to offer his take on the then-ongoing case involving Kyle Rittenhouse.
Understandably, it ended up going viral.
After a jury ultimately decided to exonerate Rittenhouse two weeks ago, he has gone on something of a media tour. During one particular interview conducted this past week, he took aim at James for his incendiary comments.
He ultimately had a two-word message for the Lakers star: “F*** you.”
“I liked LeBron,” he said on The BlazeTV’s “You Are Here” show. “And, then I’m like, ‘You know what, f*** you, LeBron.”
As it turns out, Rittenhouse was actually a Lakers fan originally.
“I was a Lakers fan too before he said that,” he added. “I was really pissed off that he said that.”
Rittenhouse became a deeply polarizing figure on a national level over his participation in a high-profile case involving the deadly shooting of two men during last year’s Kenosha racial protests. The jury eventually decided that Rittenhouse was not guilty on all five charges that were brought against him, including reckless homicide and attempted intentional homicide.
Numerous NBA players came out with their opinions on that verdict.
James is obviously no stranger to offering his two cents on political matters. Whether it is going to war with former President Donald Trump or helping pay $27 million so that felons could vote in the 2020 election – he has always been very open about his leanings on various societal matters.
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In that spirit, it’s unlikely that Rittenhouse’s harsh critique will impact James’ behavior too much going forward.