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Lakers’ LeBron James responds when asked about his anti-police brutality stance inciting violence

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LeBron James was faced with a controversial question during his post-game press conference following the Los Angeles Lakers’ 114-106 Game 3 defeat to the Denver Nuggets on Monday. James was asked if he believed his strong stance against police brutality might be misinterpreted as a call for violence against uniformed personnel.

LeBron was quick to denounce any such claim:

“I’ve never in my 35 years ever condoned violence. Never have,” he stated, via ClutchPoints’ own Tomer Azarly. “But I also know what’s right is right, and what’s wrong is wrong.”
LeBron James went on to detail how growing up in an impoverished Black community allowed him to witness racial profiling by the police first-hand. Nevertheless, He remains adamant that he has never said anything to promote violence.
“But not one time did I ever said, ‘Let’s act violent towards cops.'” he explained. “I just said that what’s going on in our community is not okay. And we fear for that, and we fear for our lives.
“But I do not condone violence towards anyone. Police, black people, white people, anyone of color, anyone not of color, because that’s not gonna make this world or America where we want it to be.”
James had a lengthy and heartfelt response to this loaded question. Clearly, he has thought this matter through, and he made sure to clear up his stance here.
LeBron had a great game
for the Lakers on Tuesday, finishing with 30 points on 14-of-23 shooting, to go with 10 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, and two blocks. It was not enough, though, as the Nuggets were able to secure their first win in the series, cutting down the deficit to 2-1 in the Western Conference Finals.