LeBron James issues bitter attack on ‘coward’ who killed members of Asian community in Atlanta shootings

Brad Sullivan
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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James reacted to the violent deaths of eight people in Atlanta by offering his sympathies and bitterly attacking the accused shooter.

The shootings took place on Tuesday at three different spas in the Atlanta area, with a 21-year-old suspect later arrested.

The shootings come at a time when violence against those of Asian descent has dramatically increased in the United States.

It is believed that the COVID-19 pandemic, which was first discovered in China, has served as a catalyst for the increase in hate crimes directed at those of Asian descent.

Professional basketball was recently connected to the hate directed at Asians when Jeremy Lin disclosed that opposing players had heckled him by calling him “coronavirus.”

Lin declined to name anyone for the offensive remarks, instead choosing to ask for greater awareness of the growing violence against Asians.

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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.