By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is boycotting the rest of the NBA playoffs — at least he is at this given moment. When the rest of the league wanted to continue with the playoffs, James left the room, as did the rest of the Lakers and the Clippers.
Both the Lakers and Clippers want to boycott the rest of the playoffs. The players, including James, who is a Democrat, are demanding change.
The players want change following another black person was shot by the police. Jacob Blake was shot in Wisconsin.
The players claim that he was just walking back to his vehicle when he was shot. However, the authorities have said otherwise and they say in reports that he was reaching for a knife at the time of the shooting.
The authorities also say that he was resisting arrest after having a warrant out for his arrest since July.
Outkick The Coverage’s Jason Whitlock — who is black — has criticized James. In fact, the story by Whitlock says that James is a bigot.
Whitlock claims that Officer James is leading the investigation into the shooting of Blake. When in fact, he has nothing to do with the investigation and believes what he wants to believe on the shooting.
“And y’all wonder why we say what we say about the police,” James tweeted. “Someone please tell me WTF is this?! Exactly another black man being targeted. This shit is so wrong and so sad! Feel so sorry for him, his family, and our people! We want justice.”
Following the Lakers win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, James doubled down on his stance on the case. He even claimed that the authorities were lying in his statement about shooting first instead of “tackling” Blake before using deadly force.
“I know people get tired of hearing me say it, but we are sacred as black people in American,” James said in his post game interview. “Black men, black women, black kids, we are terrified.
“If you’re sitting here and telling me that there was no way to ‘saydue’ (subdue) that gentleman or detain him or just before firing guns, then you’re sitting here lying to not only me, but you’re lying to every African-American, every black person in the community.”
James has been known to use his stance as a political movement. Fear is a way to control people. It is widely reported that many blacks allow the influence of family members or athletes to tell them who to vote for without doing their own research.
Whitlock says that James is not terrified, nor is the veteran reporter. As Whitlock states, “If you comply with police instructions, there is virtually no chance of an American citizen being harmed by the police.”
James refuses to think that Blake was resisting.
“If you watch the video, there was multiple moments, where if they wanted to, they could’ve tackled (Blake),” James said. “They could’ve grabbed him. You know? They could’ve done that. And why, why does it always have to get to a point where we see guns firing?”
James is unaware that a second video came out that showed Blake resisting with the officers before Blake even went to the driver’s side of the vehicle. The Department of Justice investigation said that there was a knife on the floor of the driver’s side.
The second video also shows that the authorities attempted a taser on Blake, but it did not work.
“Quite frankly, it’s disgusting to have multiple cops around and not even thinking about [using] a taser,” Kyle Kuzma said. “And forget about the taser, just simple combat and taking a man down instead of trying to shoot him.”
James also claimed that the officer, who shot Blake, may have gotten into an argument with his wife, if he even had one, before “gunning down a black man.”
“You have no idea how that cop that day left the house,” he claimed. “You don’t know if he woke up on the wrong side of the bed. You don’t know if he had an argument at home with his significant other. You don’t know if one of his kids said something to him and he left the house steaming. Or maybe he just left the house saying that, ‘Today is going to be the end for one of these black people.’ That’s what is feels like. That’s what it feels like. It just hurts. It hurts.”
James, as Whitlock says, uses his platform to push an agenda. A Democratic agenda. He consistently makes negative generalizations about white police officers without the facts or letting the investigation run its course.
Whitlock even said that James is the black KKK. And says that James’ racist tactics are very terrifying. The veteran reporter says that the racist tactic that James is doing is to “deny us freedom in this country.”
Whitlock says that bigots have a common trait, which is ignorance. This helps fuel their ego, Whitlock says. The reporter also says, “Information is their enemy. They avoid it at all costs. Negative anecdotes frame their worldview.”
At the end of the story, Whitlock writes that BLM is ‘designed to spread racial division. Twitter baits and rewards racial demagoguery. James is addicted to social media. His bigotry is no surprise.’
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