Colby Covington has not been shy regarding his thoughts about Lebron James. Whether it be his political activism (for which the UFC star called him a spineless coward), his supposed use of I Promise Schools as a tax write-off for his other businesses, or his participation in the least-watched NBA finals ever, Covington has made his views on the 18-time all-star pretty clear.
Now, Covington is calling out Lebron for his hypocrisy surrounding law enforcement. James is very vocal on social media when there is a death through police interaction, often calling for police reform or abolition. Yet he is oddly silent when officers are killed in the line of duty, many times by ambush.
Remember when James took to Twitter after 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant was shot and killed by an officer while she was actively trying to stab another woman during a fight?
He posted a photo of the officer with the caption “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY.”
He eventually deleted the tweet.
Not because he felt he was wrong for posting it, but because he claimed that the tweet was being used to spread more hate.
I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate -This isn’t about one officer. it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 21, 2021
“I’m so damn tired of seeing Black [sic] people killed by police. I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate -This isn’t about one officer. it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY”
When two LA police officers were ambushed, being shot while sitting in their patrol car, just blocks from where the Lakers play their home games, James’ twitter feed said nothing about it.
He was speaking candidly on the Full Send podcast.
He launched into his support of law enforcement by discussing the fact that
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