LeBron James may have finally gone too far.
This past year LeBron James took his political activism to another level.
But now police asked for an investigation into LeBron James after he crossed this major line.
LeBron James exploited the shooting death of Ma’Khia Bryant to push his anti-police hatred.
A Columbus police officer shot and killed the 16-year-old as Bryant was about to stab another girl to death.
James reacted by tweeting out a picture of the officer with the caption “you’re next.”
Americans were horrified that James – who is the most influential athlete in America – would try and incite a mob against a member of law enforcement.
James deleted the tweet, but the damage was done.
Detective James McBride, a member of the Los Angeles Police Protective League Board of Directors, appeared on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News program and explained the level of danger James put the officer in because of his massive platform.
“LeBron James sent that tweet out to over fifty million followers to incite violence is basically what that tweet did,” McBride told Ingraham.
McBride added that the officer who shot Bryant actually saved another girl’s life.
“. . . 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 added.
McBride demanded that the NBA step in and investigate James for putting that officer’s life in danger.
However, McBride did not express much hope that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver would take any action.
Right now, in the NBA, the players call the shots.
Superstars arrange to play on teams with their friends and dictate how their teams are run.
The NBA knows it would be a losing fight to discipline James over his anti-police hatred, and the league thinks alienating fans by tolerating hatred of law enforcement causes fewer problems than trying to restrain their player’s political activism.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.