LeBron James deletes tweet and gets destroyed for wanting cop who saved girl punished

Brad Sullivan
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After being roundly criticized on social media, LeBron James deleted a tweet in which he had severely criticized a Columbus, Ohio police officer who had killed an African-American girl on Tuesday afternoon.

In his tweet, James had posted a photo of the police officer who’s believed to have fired the fatal shot.

The girl, Ma’Khia Bryant, had reportedly been holding a knife and made an effort to stab another female before the police officer shot and killed her.

That led critics to unleash some stiff criticism at James for his tweet.



On Tuesday, James had simply tweeted the word “ACCOUNTABILITY” after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted for killing George Floyd.

James has been a vocal presence in the area of social justice in recent years and previously expressed his anger at past police shootings of African-Americans.

It remains uncertain if James will offer any comment on the situation or will simply wait to see what the subsequent investigation uncovers.

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Brad is a freelance writer for LakersDaily.com, 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.