LeBron James’ Breonna Taylor Tweet Sparks Debate

LeBron James’ Breonna Taylor Tweet Sparks Debate

LeBron James tweeted out a message about the Breonna Taylor case that triggered an interesting debate online.

The Los Angeles Lakers star has been getting increasingly involved in social justice matters, and his latest social media post is simply the most current example of that.

On Sunday, James tweeted out an article asserting that “a Kentucky State Police ballistics report does not support Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s assertion that Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, shot a Louisville police officer the night she was killed.”

The reactions began to pour in immediately.

Taylor’s case is one that has been referenced on multiple occasions by James and other athletes — most notably New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton — over the past few months.

The 26-year-old fell victim to a police shooting when officers attempted to execute a search warrant related to her ex-boyfriend.

Unfortunately, the ex-boyfriend was not on the premises at the time. Taylor’s current boyfriend, startled by the commotion, is said to have grabbed his firearm and shot at the police – not realizing who was at the door. They subsequently also fired – wounding him and killing Taylor in the process.

Last week, a grand jury opted not to indict any officers for Taylor’s death.

Shortly after the grand jury’s decision, James took to Twitter to share his thoughts.

“I’ve been lost for words today,” he wrote last Wednesday.

“I’m devastated, hurt, sad, mad! We want Justice for Breonna yet justice was met for her neighbors apartment walls and not her beautiful life. Was I surprised at the verdict.

“Absolutely not but damnit I was & still am hurt and heavy hearted! I send my love to Breonna mother, family and friends! I’m sorry! I’m sorry! I’m sorry!!”

This past weekend, the Washington Football Team honored Taylor with their pre-game shirts.

The Lakers and Miami Heat will play Game 1 of the NBA Finals this coming Wednesday.

Based on how vocal James and other players have been about this case, it is probably a safe bet we will be hearing a lot of their takes on the matter between now and then.

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Carlos Garcia

A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.

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