LeBron James Admits That He ‘Fueled the Wrong Conversation About Ma’Khia Bryant,’ Still Believes That She is a Victim

NBA superstar LeBron James has been in the news lately for complaints that he made Sunday about a new playoff format that was introduced this year, as his team struggles to make the postseason.

Despite the need to focus on the court for the sake of his teammates, James is again weighing in on the situation where a Columbus police officer shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, who was attempting to stab another teenage girl.

After a previously deleted tweet where he threatened the officer, he then attempted to justify his actions with a pair of follow-up tweets.

Since then, there has been a lot of controversy, including a police officer being suspended for mocking his deleted tweet and a bar choosing not to show NBA games any longer.

Yesterday, James admitted in a tweet that he “fueled the wrong conversation about Bryant and I owe it to her and this movement to change it.”

James shared an article from Vox “race reporter” Fabiola Cineas who he then tagged in the tweet and said, “Thank you @fabiolacineas for educating us about Ma’Khia and her story and why this needs to be about her. #sayhername #Blacklivesmatter”

A top reply from Twitter user “Shwank Bob” was critical and said, “What a sh*t article. Call the crisis interventionists next time then. All the hypothetical ‘well the officer coulda done this or the officer coulda done that’ bullsh*t. It was over in an instant. There was no time the threat was immanent, not like some hostage negotiation.”

Shortly thereafter, James exclaimed in a separate tweet, “Protect our Young Black Women & Men!”

Twitter user AJ suggested in a top response, “From each other. That’s the biggest threat to the black communities. Fix that! But it is engrained not to snitch or comply with police. So bad guys get away with killing/raping/robbing/assaulting/selling drugs cuz the good people stay quiet.”

There were replies to James’ first tweet in support, but many of them got ratioed, showing that there is still many who disagree. The second tweet by James was liked over 100K times.

It is clear that James doesn’t intend to drop the situation and he feels entitled to continue to push his narrative with no professional consequences.