LeBron James Getting Suspended For ‘You’re Next’ Tweet?

LeBron James Getting Suspended For ‘You’re Next’ Tweet?

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James found himself in hot water this week.

On Wednesday, James tweeted for the prosecution of Columbus, Ohio, police officer Nicholas Reardon, who shot and killed a black teen as she appeared to be attacking two females with a knife.

The Lakers star posted a photo of Reardon with a caption that read “You’re Next.”

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James’ message immediately elicited a response from many, including Senator Tom Cotton, who argued that it incited violence against the officer.

“This is disgraceful and dangerous,” Cotton wrote Wednesday. “Is the NBA okay with this? Is Twitter?”

James subsequently deleted the tweet, but that hasn’t stopped many from calling for his suspension.

James is no stranger to taking strong stands on social issues. He did it with President Donald Trump. He did it during the 2020 Elections. And he did it when he helped contribute more than $27 million so that felons could vote. Some people love him for it – others not so much.

But this time around, it genuinely feels like he is on the wrong side of the issue. Which probably explains why he immediately went back and deleted his tweet.

Will the league ultimately step in and suspend or punish him for “inciting violence”? Time will tell.

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Charles Kruger

Charles Kruger has been credentialed to cover two Super Bowls, four NBA Finals, and one World Series. A 20-year veteran in the sports world, he has sources spanning the NBA, MLB, NFL, UFC and NASCAR. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Calif., he is Game 7's go-to source for rumors surrounding the Lakers, Clippers and Dodgers.

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