LeBron James Criticized for his Reaction to Tyre Nichols' Death

Other celebrities, including Tyler Perry and Justin Timberlake, have also shared their perspectives regarding the death of Tyre Nichols.

Credit: LeBron James/Instagram

LeBron James has received criticism for his response to the death of Tyre Nichols, who was killed following a brutal beating by police officers. The Los Angeles Lakers player took to Twitter to express his thoughts on the matter.

In one of his tweets, James retweeted a post from an MSNBC analyst that stated, "What's really clear about some of the reaction to the murder of #TyreNichols is that we've failed to fully understand race and it's construction as a systemic tool. The entire system of policing sees the Black body as a problem. No matter who pulls the trigger."

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Credit: Tyre Nichols/Instagram

James replied with the tweet, "TOO FACTUAL." In another tweet, he added, "WE ARE OUR OWN WORSE ENEMY!!!" This statement appeared to refer to the fact that the officers involved in the incident were themselves black.

James' tweets received a negative reaction from fans. One person responded, "He never moved past page 6 in that Malcolm's book." Another fan commented, "You talking about the lakers? Because if you talking about this current situation bruh nah. Wrong time."

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Several other fans urged James to "read the room." One fan added, "Yeah you still on page 1 of his book," and posted a picture of James holding the book. Several other celebrities, including Tyler Perry and Justin Timberlake, have also expressed their thoughts on Nichols' death.

Credit: LeBron James/Twitter

Perry wrote on Instagram that many people cannot imagine such a tragedy happening to them, while Timberlake, who is from Memphis, stated that he is heartbroken and angry about the situation and stands with the people of Memphis in their demand for justice.

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The death of Tyre Nichols occurred earlier this month following a traffic stop in Tennessee by the Memphis Police Department. Footage from the incident, which took place on January 7, was released on January 27 and shows the beating that led to Nichols' hospitalization and death from his injuries. The five officers involved have been charged with murder and have since been fired from the police department.

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