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