Former MLB Player Aubrey Huff And UFC Fighter Colby Covington Call Out LeBron James For Targeting Police Officer In Controversial Tweet

On Wednesday night, NBA superstar LeBron James deleted an extremely controversial tweet he posted in reaction to the police shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant.

LeBron’s tweet featured a picture of Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon who shot Bryant for holding a knife during a physical confrontation with another teen. The tweet read “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY” and included an hourglass emoji before he decided to take it down because he felt it was used to “create more hate.”

LeBron immediately faced backlash from not only politicians like Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton over the tweet but also got called out by athletes including former MLB player Aubrey Huff and UFC fighter Colby Covington who felt the shooting was justified and that the NBA superstar was putting the officer’s life in danger.