(USA Features) A member of the Los Angeles Police Protective League Board of Directors blared at the NBA’s LeBron James for a tweet he posted about the Columbus, Ohio officer who was recently involved in the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding 16-year-old black girl.
Det. Jamie McBride and others are blasting the Los Angeles Lakers star for posting “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY,” on Twitter along with an hourglass emoji and a photo of the officer who shot Ma’Khia Bryant.
“…No officer wants to take a life, but I’ll tell you one thing, that officer saved a life and he’s a hero,” McBride said during an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham Tuesday evening.
(Credit: Fox News)
“…One of the biggest hypocrites out there is LeBron James,” McBride continued. “LeBron James has talked time and time again about police officers and how bad, they’re all killers. However, they’re also doing protection at his house.
“Off-duty officers provide security for him and his family. So you have killers at his house providing security for him,” McBride added.
McBride and his organization sent a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to formally investigate James over his tweet to determine if it violated any of the league’s anti-violence policies.
“LeBron James sent that tweet out to over fifty million followers to incite violence is basically what that tweet did,” McBride said, Fox News reported.
“Celebrities all throughout Los Angeles…and LeBron James hire off-duty police officers who do security at their houses for him, but they won’t mention them in anything because obviously, they’re going to look bad to their followers,” he told Ingraham.
“They’re trying to create this image of being a crusader and what they are is inciting violence.”