Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James came under fire last month for a problematic tweet that he made in light of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant being shot dead by police.
James had posted a photo of the Ohio police officer who shot the teenager and tweeted he was next, in a controversial tweet. James would clarify his deleted-tweet in two more tweets. Many police officers went against James and stated that he put their lives in danger with his hateful tweet, while others wanted James to be punished for his tweet.
Now it seems James has seen the error of his ways and issued an apology for his problematic tweet as he took to Twitter.
I fueled the wrong conversation about Ma’Khia Bryant and I owe it to her and this movement to change it. Thank you @fabiolacineas for educating us about Ma’Khia and her story and why this needs to be about her. #sayhername #Blacklivesmatter
Unfortunately, Bryant was the third person to be be shot dead by police in Columbus since December of last year. We certainly hope stricter regimes will be imposed to curb such incidents. LeBron James would certainly appreciate that.