(Tea Party 247) – NBA star LeBron James is destroying his legacy as a legendary basketball player and replacing it with notoriety for his disturbing, and quite disgusting, left-wing activism. Why in the world would a guy who lives in a country where he can make millions of dollars playing a children’s game that untold numbers of people play every single day for free, want so badly to see his nation and the principles it stands for obliterated so badly?
This is the same guy who has defended China, even as they brutalized citizens in Hong Kong, completely going radio silence when it comes to doing something to help locate the individual responsible for the attempted murder of several deputies.
Los County Sheriff Alex Villanueva challenged James, saying he would lke the star to match and double the offered $175,000 reward for information on the individual who shot two LA deputies.
You can probably guess how James has responded.
Via Red State:
“This challenge is to LeBron James,” Villanueva said while on KABC radio. “I want you to match that and double that reward because I know you care about law enforcement. You expressed a very interesting statement on race relations and officer-involved shootings and the impact it has on the African American community.
“And I appreciate that,” continued Villanueva. “But likewise, we need to appreciate that respect for life goes across all professions.”
The NBA player who talks incessantly about his activism suddenly has “no comment.”
“I have zero comment on the sheriff,” James told the press.
According to ESPN, on Sunday, James was full of comments about the conduct of police officers, though.
“I’ve never in my 35 years ever condoned violence. Never have. But I also know what’s right is right, and what’s wrong is wrong,” he said, according to ESPN. “I grew up in the inner city in a black community in what we called the hood or the ghetto. … I’ve seen a lot of counts firsthand of a lot of black people being … racially profiled because of our color. And I’ve seen it throughout my whole life.”
“And I’m not saying that all cops are bad because,” he continued, “I actually — throughout high school and things of that nature, and I’m around them all the time, and they’re not all bad. But when you see the videos that’s going on and you can see all over the — not only my hometown but all over America — you continue to see the acts of violence toward my kind, I can’t do nothing but to speak about it and see the common denominator.”
“But not one time have I ever said, ‘Let’s act violent toward cops,’” James added. “I just said that what’s going on in our community is not OK, and we fear for that, and we fear for our lives. It’s something that we go on every single day as a black man and a black woman and a black kid, a black girl. We fear. We fear that moment when we’re pulled over.”
Well, since James has stated that he doesn’t think all cops are bad and that folks shouldn’t be violent towards police officers, what’s the big deal about matching the sheriff’s reward money to help bring this awful person to justice and help heal the racial division ripping our country apart?
James has an opportunity here to do something wonderful and bring people together. Yet he’s refusing to do it. It’s hypocrisy at it’s finest, on full display for the world to see.
Shame on you, LeBron James. Shame on you.