LeBron James has become deeply radical on political issues.
His divisive rhetoric has largely been aimed at police officers in recent years.
And James’s anti-police protest just came back to bite him.
LeBron James has spewed some of the most radical rhetoric when it comes to police.
He said that black people were being “hunted” and that there are “2 Amerikkkas.”
James also tweeted a dangerous threat at a police officer who saved a girl’s life without knowing all the facts.
But James wasn’t always speaking so irresponsibly.
In a 2015 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, James said he gave his son “the talk” about how to interact with the police.
“The talk is, ‘You be respectful, you do what’s asked, and you let them do their job, and we’ll take care of the rest after. You don’t have to boast and brag and automatically think it’s us against the police.’”
That’s a far cry from saying that cops wake up with the intent of murdering black people.
“I’ve had one or two encounters with the police in my life that were nothing. But sometimes, you just got to shut up. It’s that simple. Just be quiet and let them do their job and go on about your life, and hopefully, things go well.”
So James tells his own sons to “be respectful” while encouraging other people’s sons to fight back against the cops and take it to the streets.
The overwhelming majority of police shootings could be avoided by obeying commands and not resisting arrest.
Unfortunately, expressing such common sense has become verboten.
The police collectively are supposed to be perfect.
In a nation of 330 million people and approximately 60 million police interactions, a handful of viral videos is supposed to define the entirety of policing.
This narrative has been used to spark deadly rioting and looting across the country.
It’s no coincidence that James shifted his tone from 2015 to 2016.
In August 2016, Colin Kaepernick began the anti-American anthem protests that swept across the nation and earned Kaepernick plaudits from the corporate press.
Soon after, James was front and center campaigning with Hillary Clinton.
James always set out to a “global icon,” and winning the approval of liberals in the corporate press was a necessary component.
But now James is way out over his skis, and he’s encouraging dangerous and destructive behavior.
James could’ve gotten a police officer killed with his tweet that went out to 50 million followers.
The Left is propagating a lie and manipulating useful idiots like James to do it.
If the establishment can claim that America is “systemically racist,” they get to maintain their “moral authority” and their highfalutin positions in society.
Meanwhile, everyone is left to suffer.
The violent crime rate skyrocketed in 2020 as a result of the riots, but James and other elites couldn’t care less.