Last week, a Cleveland grand jury ruled that they would not be indicting any police officers in the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
Since the disappointing decision, Black Lives Lives Matter activists and supporters have been encouraging LeBron James to sit out of his Cleveland Cavaliers game this week.
Activists believe that the NBA superstar sitting out of games would make a huge impact on the case, and would help LeBron take a stand on the issue. They even began the trending hashtag, #NoJusticeNoLeBron.
It turns out that King James has a response to those seeking his help, and the answer is certainly shocking.
He told reporters after the Nuggets game this week after the game, “For me, I’ve always been a guy who’s took pride in knowledge of every situation that I’ve ever spoke on. And to be honest, I haven’t really been on top of this issue. So it’s hard for me to comment.”
He continued, “I understand that any lives that [are] lost, what we want more than anything is prayer and the best for the family, for anyone.”
LeBron then goes on to mention other shooting cases before reminding reporters that he doesn’t have enough knowledge to comment. He explained, “But for me to comment on the situation, I don’t have enough knowledge about it. There’s been the San Bernardino massacre, there’s been guys going in movie theaters, shooting up movie theaters, there’s been other issues. Those are not something that … I don’t have much knowledge of so I don’t speak about it. So for me … if I feel like it’s something that I have a lot of knowledge about [I’ll add my voice to the issue], because I don’t like to speak when I don’t know about it.”
James then makes one final comment, “But I think the most important thing that we all need to understand, the most important thing, this issue is bigger than LeBron. This issue is bigger than me; it’s about everyone. And gun violence and tragedies and kids losing lives at a young age, some way, somehow we need to understand that that matters more than just an individual.”
What are your thoughts on LeBron’s comments on the Tamir Rice case?
SOURCE: ESPN | PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram