The LA Lakers took a commanding 3-1 series lead against the Blazers on Monday night but a somber LeBron James was in no mood to celebrate.
Immediately after the game, LeBron addressed the situation in Kenosha, Wisconsin that saw Jacob Blake, a black man getting shot seven times in the back by police.
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It’s what we’ve talked about and it’s what we’ll continue to talk about, you know having two boys on my own and me being an African-American to see what continues to happen with police brutality towards my kind. Continue to see what goes on, just the injustice. It’s very troubling.
During his postgame press conference, an emotional LeBron once again spoke about the incident in Kenosha.
LeBron James "Quite frankly it's just fucked up in our community, we are scared as black people in America…black men, black women, black kids, we are terrified" pic.twitter.com/S1WCyX8Xt1
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Quite frankly it’s just fucked up in our community, we are scared as black people in America…black men, black women, black kids, we are terrified
because you don’t know, you have no idea how that cop that day left the house. You don’t know if he woke up on the good side of the bed, you don’t know if he woke up on the wrong side of the bed. You don’t know if he had an argument at home with a significant other, you don’t know if his kids said something to him and he left his house steaming. Maybe he left the house saying that today is going to be the end for one of these black people, that’s what it feels like. It hurts.”
Even while inside the bubble it doesn’t seem like LeBron is going to stop speaking out against police brutality.