Lakers Superstar LeBron James Has Angry Reaction to Police Shooting of Jacob Blake

Brad Sullivan
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James fired off an angry tweet to offer his outrage at the police shooting of an Black man on Sunday in Kenosha, Wis.

The shooting of Jacob Blake came after police responded to a domestic disturbance and marks the latest in a string of controversial shootings involving African-Americans.

In recent years, James has become one of the more vocal opponents of police brutality that most recently has resulted in the deaths of individuals such as George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

James is not the only NBA star who’s taken to social media to express his anger at the incident involving Blake. Earlier on Monday, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell also delivered a stinging criticism of the actions by Kenosha police.

The Lakers will be back on the court on Monday night when they host the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4 four of their first-round playoff series.

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Brad is a freelance writer for, who can clearly recall watching Lakers games in 1972 as they captured the first of their 11 Los Angeles-based titles. The franchise's evolution into a beloved and iconic franchise among its fan base since that memorable year allows for a wider perspective to be a part of his writing about the team's current fortunes.