Lebron Says He Deleted Tweet Because It’s ‘Being Used To Create More Hate’, Instantly Gets Blasted

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Lebron James offered an explanation for why he deleted a tweet earlier on Wednesday that contained a picture of the police officer who reportedly shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant while defending another female from being stabbed with knife a in Columbus, Ohio.

The NBA star captioned the photo “YOU’RE NEXT” with an hourglass emoji and the hashtag #ACCOUNTABILITY.

Lebron admittedly removed the tweet after it circulated for about an hour. However, we were able to obtain a screenshot.

Take A Look:

According to Newsweek:

“The police claim [Ma’Khia] Bryant threatened two girls with a knife on Tuesday when she fatally shot by an officer…. The incident occurred shortly before a jury reached a guilty verdict in the murder trial of the former Minneapolis police officer Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd. Bryant’s caused immediate protest in Columbus and is currently under investigation.”

Just a couple hours after Lebron deleted his tweet, the four-time NBA champ issued the following statement on his Twitter account: “I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate. This isn’t about one officer. it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY.”

Lebron got blasted by the twitterverse immediately following his explanation.

Here are some of the highest-engaged reactions: