“LeBron James, Why Aren’t You Offering Up Money To Match And Double Reward Money For Shooting Of Officers?” Ask Sheriff
Lebron James, the activist, overly pious NBA player who screams about social injustices in the US while remaining mum on the concentration camps in China for Muslims, now is being called out by law enforcement.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Monday challenged NBA star LeBron James to match and double the reward money being offered for information on the gunman who ambushed and shot two deputies over the weekend.
Speaking with KABC Radio on the John Phillips Show, Villanueva said the reward money reached $175,000 — a combination of donations of $100,000 from the county and $75,000 from two private individuals.
“This challenge is to Lebron James. I want you to match that and double that reward,” Villanueva said. “I know you care about law enforcement. You expressed a very interesting statement about your perspective on race relations and on officer-involved shootings and the impact that it has on the African-American community.
“And I appreciated that,” he continued. “But likewise, we need to appreciate that respect for life goes across all professions.”
James, one of the most vocal athletes to speak out on social issues, well, unless it is concerning China, has continually attacked police and accused them of misconduct. After Jacob Blake was shot multiple times after he threatened the police with a knife, then the police shot him when he said he was getting his gun out of the car to shoot them, this was a horror for James. Naturally, that Blake was at the home of a woman he had just sexually assaulted, threatened the police, that was fine with James and his fake moral outrage, but when the law dared to defend themselves, he was outraged.
“I know people get tired of hearing me say it, but we are scared as Black people in America,” James said following the Lakers’ Game 4 win over the Portland Trail Blazers last month. “Black men, Black women, Black kids, we are terrified.”
He earlier tweeted his frustrations about police shootings.
“And y’all wonder why we say what we say about the Police!! Someone please tell me WTF is this???!!! Exactly another black man being targeted,” James wrote. “This s— [sic] is so wrong and so sad!! Feel so sorry for him, his family and OUR PEOPLE!! We want JUSTICE.”
I, for some odd reason, highly doubt James will say anything; this will be like with China, money is at stake, the pampered athlete, who makes millions, lives in gated communities with bodyguards, wants us to believe that somehow he is oppressed.
It was not clear if James was aware of Villanuena’s challenge. Messages to the Lebron James Foundation were not immediately returned.
“Let’s see what he does,” the sheriff said. “I’ll be very curious to see what his response is, if any.”