‘You’re a Coward!’ Critics Pile on LeBron James After He Mocks Kyle Rittenhouse For Breaking Down During Highly Emotional Testimony In His Murder Trial

Social media users ripped NBA star LeBron James after he mocked Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen on trial for multiple murders in Kenosha, Wis., in August 2020 during rioting in the city.

“What tears????? I didn’t see one. Man knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court,” James noted derisively on Twitter in a post that included a clip of the 18-year-old beginning to cry uncontrollably as he attempted to recount the Aug. 25, 2020 shootings that left two men dead and a third man wounded.

Fox News notes:

Critics lambasted James on social media, with some referring to him as a “coward,” and others suggesting he didn’t have the credibility to chime in on Rittenhouse’s emotions considering he was “known as the king of faking injuries, flopping, and crying to refs.” James is an outspoken progressive on domestic political issues.

“As it became apparent that Rittenhouse could not continue his testimony, Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder, who is presiding over the case, called a short recess so the teen could compose himself,” Conservative Brief added.

“Later in the day, Schroeder took a prosecutor to task for repeated violations of protocol and pre-trial orders,” the outlet noted further, going on to describe the encounters.

After he instructed the jury to go to the library at one point, the judge tore into Binger, accusing him of committing a “grave constitutional violation” after discussing Rittenhouse’s right to remain silent.

“You’re right on the borderline. You may be over. But it better stop,” Schroeder warned.

The judge then ordered the jury to leave the courtroom for a second time during cross-examination after the prosecutor asked the teen about an Aug. 10 incident that had been excluded under a pre-trial order.

“Why would you think that made it okay for you to bring this matter before the jury?” Schroeder hollered at Binger.

“I was astonished when you began his examination by commenting on the defendant’s post-arrest silence. That’s basic law. It’s been basic law in this country for 40 years, 50 years. I have no idea why you would do something like that,” he added. “I don’t know what you’re up to.”