LeBron James is getting called out for his controversial tweet with many sponsors issuing calls to drop him.
According to recent reports, the star NBA basketball player was called out when he posted a haunting message that was aimed directly at the Ohio-based police officer who killed the Black teen in Columbus recently.
While the tweet has since then been deleted, it featured an image of cop Nicholas Reardon who is responsible for fatally shooting Ma’Kiya Byrant in an alleged knife-related altercation.
Next to the image, LeBron James added a caption that stated, you’re next with the hashtag accountability too.
As the tweet made its way on social media, it sparked massive outrage and debate from so many viewers across the board. Moreover, many critics felt that the NBA star was downplaying the fact that the black teen possessed a knife.
But that wasn’t the only audience that appeared to mind. Yes, former President Donald Trump was also quick to mention how the star player was a racist individual whose main purpose relied on dividing the nation. Trump called James out, slamming him for the post and asking him to focus on what he is best at and that is basketball.
On the other hand, breaking news broke out yesterday when it was announced how all NBA games would not be showcased on television until the star player was expelled.
Today, sponsors are calling the player out too, mentioning many others to unite as one and boycott all of his relevant activities. This includes his ads and upcoming movie, Space Jam 2.
While the star is yet to apologize, he did remove his tweet as he felt it was doing more harm than good. But again, he did mention how he would not be restricting himself to basketball only. Instead, he would always keep his eyes open towards any form of injustice that occurs.