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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James looks on before Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)
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The media talked to the Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James today about the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Because every athlete’s opinion on every societal issue must be communicated and broadcast as widely as possible.

And when you think “social justice” the first thing that always comes to mind for most Americans has always been the National Basketball Association.

From ESPN:

“Quite frankly, it’s disgusting to have multiple cops around and not even thinking about [using] a Taser. And forget about the Taser, [not thinking about] just simple combat and taking a man down instead of trying to shoot him,” Kuzma said.

James said that fear exists in the Black community because of the seeming pattern of excessive force by the police.

“You have no idea how that cop that day left the house,” James said. “You don’t know if he woke up on the wrong side of the bed, you don’t know if he had an argument at home with his significant other, you don’t know if one of his kids said something to him and he left the house steaming. Or maybe he just left the house saying that, ‘Today is going to be the end for one of these Black people.’ That’s what it feels like. That’s what it feels like. It just hurts. It hurts.”

Blake is in critical condition. James and others on the Lakers wished him a full recovery. After the spate of violent incidents involving the police and Black citizens — Blake, Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others — Lakers players also wished for better police training and gun control.

“I think firearms are a huge issue in America,” James said. “I don’t know how you clean that up. I’m not saying that I’ve got all the answers, but guns are — they are a huge issue in America, and they’re not used for just hunting that a lot of people do for sport. Right now for Black people, right now when you’re hunting, we think you’re hunting us.”

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  1. “Right now for Black people, right now when you’re hunting, we think you’re hunting us.”

    Ah yes. LJ again reinforcing the well-worn stereotype that black people are ignorant, devoid of discernment and rational thought.

  2. LeBron! Dude! Millions of Americans see a black man and assume you’re hunting *US*!! So what? Gun up, stand tall, and you’ll discover you’re not near as special as you imagine, most of us literally don’t give a shit what color the guy next to us is, may buy you a beer if you’re not careful.

    • Too right. But buying him a beer? Not after that line of drivel, he pretty well shit the bed on where he stands on our Rights.

      • Such a talent for sports AND a social commentator… if the jackass couldn’t run while dribbling a toy ball, he’d be lucky to be a janitor in the L. A. school system. Who the fuck cares what this hero spouts out his piehole?

  3. So many of these positions seem to be predicated on the notion that certain groups of people have absolutely no control over their behavior and it’s offensive to suggest maybe they can control their own behavior if only they wanted to.

    Maybe you found yourself being “hunted” by a dozen cops. There is a reason you’re in that situation. If that reason was simply your skin color there are 47 million people who look just like you that weren’t “hunted” today.

  4. What an idiot. BLM may change my opinion of them as a whole the day Shitago can go 30 days without a single black on black violent action.

  5. That dude in Wisconsin was being arrested on a felony warrant, was fighting with the cops and took a Taser before going to his car where he had stated he had a gun. He couldn’t have asked any harder to get shot.

    • Exactly. He got HIMSELF shot by his stupidity. Fighting, not stopped by tazer, carrying a knife so they did not tackle him, telling them he is going for his gun in the car, failed to obey commands to stop….ummm…he basically said please just shoot me before I turn around and shoot you all. Not even a black issue…at all.

  6. If a white person was trying to hunt LeBron James exactly how long do you think LeBron James would be alive?
    The only people hunting black people with guns in America are other black people.
    If white people literally were all of the things that the Democrat Party claimed they were why are any people of color still alive in America?

  7. Lebron said cops just need to tackle and subdue criminals…

    Yeah, it’s so easy. He should quit basketball and come try it, here is a video on how easy it is and why you never let the guy get back into the car!!!

      • Both troopers survived. though one spent something to the tune of two weeks in an induced coma after being flat for around 5 minutes on his meat wagon ride. He applied his own tourniquet before his partner applied a second. Excellent job on both their parts after catching a round to the thigh and shredding his femoral, that man is fortunate to be alive.

        Notice how quickly that interaction goes from “every day” to potentially deadly and how one average-sized officer and one above-average size officer struggle with another averaged sized male. Everybody involved had a very bad day.

        Some days I count my blessings for going my nasty knee injury in the academy. Both my folks were cops and a more mature me realizes how little I wish that sort of stress on my kids…

        • Wow. Survived a shot to the femoral artery? Yeah adrenaline and drugs can really change dynamics of hand to hand fighting. Hey some stuff happens for a reason brother. Wrecked knee but intact psyche.

    • As a black man i would have reloaded and reloaded again motherfucker you was on drugs driving you needed to go to jail for that. but you shoot at me after i tazer your black ass no I,m putting you in a freaking body bag. Now as far as black on black crime what everyone is speaking about you are right. I own 15 guns 2 pistols 13 rifles and you don’t see my ass out there shooting people. No that’s where self control comes into effect and knowing that your ass is not worth the money i paid for the bullet just because you are stupid enough to fuck with me. Dude in the video needed to be killed because he just should have went to jail did his time and went on with his life but no his life ended on the side of a cold ass highway.

      Semper Fi

      • I’ve noticed self-control and self-discipline are lacking in younger generations. I’ve instilled these into my son who as a result has the respect of many adults.

        • Old people have spouted this “younger generation is trash” stuff since old people were invented. It doesn’t make it untrue, but it is a bit of a “get off my lawn” type of statement.

  8. Funny how he thinks that, maybe because some people wake up in the morning thinking that today is the day that “whittey’s” gonna get robbed, beat, or murdered. It’s called projection.

  9. The reason that there is not a policy of tackling the perp is due to the fact that 99% of women officers would get curb-stomped in response.

    Plus the Left says that “women are the same as men” so you can’t have a policy that would highlight any difference between male and female cops abilities.

    So you end up with ROE that go quickly to shooting people because that can be “equally and fairly” applied to both men and women cops.

    The idiots who lobbied for women on the front line police forces never go beyond their first stage thinking of “what would be nice” to think what might be the followup effects.

    This what Thomas Sowell calls “Second stage” thinking and Leftists and Democrats never do that.

    The most recent example of not doing second stage thinking was the push for gay marriage has ended up with tranny time story hour and kids getting their genitals mutilated due to people”honoring” their mental problems (gender dysphoria).

    • Correct, can’t have it both ways. I was hesitant to accept the concept of female combat soldiers or police officers, although for some reason nobody asked me. Combat soldiers due to their use after being captured, police because if 5’0″ and 100 lbs is good enough, then it’s good enough for men, too. Now, my main objection there was the number of fatalities rather than arrests would obviously go WAY up, shows how much I know. I mean, if I know you can beat me up before we even start, then it’s gonna be “surrender or I will shoot you, again and again, until you do.” But no. Instead it’s “go get the shit beat out of you, over and over, NEVER draw your gun.” Just stupid.

  10. Go talk that bs in China. The first gun owner I knew who was prepared for anything was a Black Vietnam vet. Had 10k+ rounds and dozens of guns. He didn’t feel hunted by anything.

  11. ugh, another stupid comment, made by another stupid, uneducated black person. Black people need to stand up to these idiots that are representing them.

    • Was his education funded by a sports scholarship with “no attend” clauses for classes and tests with automatic passing grades?

      • To be fair to him, LJ was drafted into the NBA out of high school. He literally had no chance to develop anything resembling a brain.

        • You’re suggesting he would’ve become smarter by going to college? You must’ve gone to school online cause the idiots my school graduated outnumbered actually smart intelligent people 20-1

        • “Literally no chance”?! Despite the sports leagues’ appropriation of the term “draft”, it’s not a “Go to war or go to jail!” situation. There’s no coercive mechanism, certainly none enforceable against a high-school kid.

  12. OMG the things that come out of these peoples mouths, I mean it doesn’t help your community as a black man to stay ignorant on a topic. We pour money into these educational systems with majority blacks and they still say dumb shit like this

  13. If a black man had shot this dude 7 times and left him paralyzed, we would have never heard about it and nobody would have marched, burned and looted. Oh and how about the lethality of what ever the Kenosha cops shoot.

  14. — just simple combat —

    Simple combat was used.

    Police are under no obligation to use “Equal” force. When you start a fistfight with a cop (or a civilian concealed carrier for that matter) – You have started a gunfight. Not our problem you didn’t choose to bring a gun. The old adage never bring a knife to a gunfight applies to fistfights too. Not our problem you didn’t know it was a gunfight. We are under no obligation to handicap our tactical superiority. Don’t want to be unarmed in a gunfight? Don’t start one.

    • Similarly, everybody knows cops have guns. Hence, start a fight with a cop, you should know you just started a gunfight. Forgot your gun? Not very smart, was it?

    • A civilian, as you call them are not afforded the broader choices of self-defense as a police officer. A CCW permit does not change anything other than it can alleviate anxiety to a level that you can think more clearly to extract yourself from a potentially bad situation, and that is BEFORE you take the firearm out and display it. I know for a fact that displaying a firearm does not scare some people in the least and they may even get in your face a dare you out loud to fire it. A person with a knife in their hand 20 feet away from you can stab you before you can clear your holstered weapon let alone aim and fire it. In most situations you will never even have a chance to pull it out when a bad guy has his mind set on you becoming his victim. Citizens can only use the force necessary to stop an attack. If an assailant turns and runs you cannot fire at him but police can. When he runs from you then you have stopped the attack and if you fire then YOU become the attacker.
      A jury may not see a fistfight as reason enough to pull out a handgun and shoot someone, you have to honestly and without any doubt be in fear for your life. If a big dude looks like he is going to throw a punch your way how long does it take to land that punch? And what are you doing in a place where characters like that hang out? And with a pistol on your person no less? Sounds like the D.A. was right saying you were looking for trouble and wanted to shoot someone after all he found your comments all over the Internet stating how you’d shoot any bad guy and even bragged listing what weapons you owned…your user name may disguise you but the I.P. address is your home address too.

  15. Geez James how would you make it with that HS Diploma? Dumnazz beyond belief. I wasn’t even aware these tattooed thugs were playing their kid’s game…

    • Did he even attend classes and sit exams or did the coach pressure the teachers to guarantee a passing grade?

      • “Did he even attend classes and sit exams ”

        In my Junior or Senior year in college, there was a mandatory exam given to all males holding a college deferment from the draft. Failure on the exam removed the deferment, with probably instant letters from the draft board.

        On the day of the exam, being almost assured of graduation and a commission on the Chair Force, I sat among mostly student atheletes. Since I had no worries about my deferment (because I was exempt anyway by nature of my pending commissioning via ROTC), I simply answered the questions randomly, being sure the atheletes around me could easily copy my answers. Due to the speed of random answering, I was the first to finish the exam, and walked out. Always wondered what happened to those guys who copied my test answers.

  16. Right now for Black people, right now when you’re hunting, we think you’re hunting us.

    I guess I really shouldn’t be surprised when a professional athlete says something really stupid, but I still can’t help but roll my eyes.

    • Google “wit and wisdom of supermodels” and you’ll see there is something more stupid than a pro athlete.

    • these guys never seem to graduate anywhere near the top of their class…why should we listen to a guy who can’t do much more than put a ball through a hoop?….

  17. This may sound not PC, not with the times, not feeling BLM, not in accordance with the bill of rights, but I’ve had enough of inner city niggars who want to set things on fire.

    Yep. That’s what I think.

  18. I’ve met too many smart black people to think black people in general are stupid. Maleducated and generally ignorant, yes, but so are most Americans these days.

    But there’s a kernel of truth inside every stereotype, and LeBron James is one big-ass kernel.

    • To many POC, having an education is sucking up to whitey and will get you a beatdown from “community organizers” who don’t want anyone to be better than them.

      • “To many POC, having an education is sucking up to whitey and will get you a beatdown from “community organizers” who don’t want anyone to be better than them.”

        Attacking the people who rise above the average is a non-discriminatory trait in all humans.

        • But in this culture the average is not very high to begin with. My argument for decades is “how do you teach those who don’t want to learn”?

  19. Doesn’t matter what he has to say about it. There will always be people saying stupid stuff. Boil it all down and there’s still dead black people who were unarmed and not resisting in anyway when cops gunned them down. Doesn’t change the black on black crime, there’s still a cops shooting folks they did not have to shoot problem.

  20. I mean I guess I get that perspective, but I just took a friend who happens to be black to the range for his first time and he had an absolute blast, felt really comfortable and did a fantastic job for his first time. He asked me if he could come, not the other way round. He also wants to go hunting whitetail in Georgia with me this year. I wonder what he’d think about this article.

  21. So all the black on black murders in Chicongo are because of whites? GMAFB. I could care less about BLM (Bitching Loud Mouths). When you start acting like productive members of society, you’ll be seen as such. Murder, arson, looting and violence continues you be seen as human excrement.

  22. Read FBI crime statistics and you will have a deeper understanding of the truth. To James opinions are like assholes, everyone has one…

  23. This is the “blowback” that I hoped would never arrive, but has been the case for the last year or so…police officers being on the front line of the violence taking place.
    The police KNEW who the “perp” was and decided to detain him at that very instance by shooting him.
    Why didn’t they just “let hm go” and pick him up at a later time? Police knew where he lived and could easily pick him up at a later time without violence.
    Were the police justified in shooting him in the back? I don’t know and do not wish to second-guess, not being there.
    However, there ARE many unjustified actions by police that should have been properly handled, but due to police-friendly prosecutors who decline to prosecute “bad” police officers, aggressive police union lawyers and “sweetheart” collective bargaining agreements that shield police disciplinary records from being made public, there is a lot of blame for police to take. The sad part is that it is the “honest” police officer who takes a fall because “the bad guys” see only the uniform and not the person wearing it.
    Police departments have to get rid of the israeli “command and control” training, restore proper “escalation of force” and become part of the community, shedding the “us vs. them” war attitude.
    For a sickening police scenario google Daniel Shaver and Philip Brailsford. Police officer Brailsford not only got away with murder, but he got a pension out of the deal as well…
    With the present situation in various major cities, it may be too late for police to polish their image.
    That being said, Detroit Police Chief Craig has the right mindset and has been instrumental in keeping the violence in Detroit down to a minimum. Other city police chiefs could learn a lot from Chief Craig.

    • Let him go? So he can commit a few more crimes, sexually harass or rape a few more women? Yes, that is for sure a great idea!
      WHAT A FUCKING BULLSHIT !! Police is there to get people like that into jail as soon as possible, and not leave the society unprotected. If that guy was innocent, he would not have fought the cops. But sorry, he must have been innocent. He was black, so there is no way that this was a criminal willing to kill cops so he would not go to prison for an extended period. Absolutely no chance that he was a bad guy.

  24. I’m not hunting you. If you think I am … Why do you think that? Have you given me a reason to do so?

  25. King James needs to keep his racist mouth shut, the over paid jerk… If people like him would just follow orders things wouldn’t go wrong unless of course you’re guilty of something… jerk off…

    • Nope. Don’t know how it is, don’t wanna know either. Don’t really care as I have my own white problems, which are bad enough. I am sure there are people treating black people bad, most likely the same people that would treat white people bad. To that, no, all people should be treated with dignity, but most importantly, should be treated according to their behavior. Breaking into stores, looting, throwing rocks at cops etc.? Criminal behavior and these people should be treated like criminals – giving the excuse “I am fucking black and my life matters” for such behavior just makes everybody who hears it not only puke, and also takes any credibility from the “stand up for equality” discussion.

  26. And this all stems from a lack of basic education which the fault can be lain at the feet of parents and teachers. The propaganda that police are heroes is just as bad as the praise we are supposed to heap upon teachers. Teachers often blame the school administration as well, they think it will absolve them. Wrong. This athlete obviously cannot speak coherently and it is obvious also that most people under 40 have little capability to think much less think rationally, forget reading…
    I hear that blm has been handed millions of dollars in donations and my question is: what the hell are they going to with that money? Buy some “matter”? It is reported that they have given the family of George Lloyd (or Kirby) absolutely nothing. So his life did not matter nor is his death worth anything to anyone. My observation in life is that one’s own life is about all that matters to most and there are plenty of lives out there that do not matter, white black brown or whatever there are some real dirt bags around and they do nothing but make others miserable. Lebron James just spoke for every Black person in this country, he said you are all afraid. Sounds like he does not think Blacks are very smart either. How does that sit with you? Or perhaps he is the only idiot with tall male Black privilege that can play a child’s game for more money than most will ever earn working a job. ( I have never heard of him until now)

    • It’s time some people realized sports stars and rappers are not good role models. Only an extremely small percentage actually make a living out of it.

  27. Our cops clearly need more training! It is unbelievable that they shoot at somebody at that distance and that person survives.

    If Lebron was intelligent, he would not need to play professional sports. Why would anybody listen to these idiot “celebrities”??

    • Why would anybody listen to these idiot “celebrities”??

      Because the idiot celebrities tell the media exactly what they want to hear. The media promotes celebrities with the “correct” opinion. If a celebrity accidentally says something thoughtful, the twitterati will come down on them until they apologize and beg for forgiveness.

  28. 4% of the population of this country commits 51% of all homicides, and more than 70% of violent crimes of all types.

    That 4% is composed of people like the idiot savant ball player quoted in this article.

    If black males between the ages of 14 and 54 simply didn’t exist, the US would have a per capita homicide rate on par with the “safest” countries on earth. It’s exactly because LeBron James exists at all that I feel the need to arm myself. Because I’m more likely to be a victim of violent crime or homicide committed by a black man than by any other racial group, combined.

  29. There are people who don’t understand that Walker — Texas Ranger was just a television show, not a realistic portrayal of a typical street cop. The only thing real about the show was that Chuck Norris actually can fight. The same people think a cop (or the victim of a violent crime) should risk his own life and health to minimize injury to the thug trying to harm him.

    Virtually no one is willing to pay for the training time and materials required to make good shots and good fighters out of cops. (The good ones invest their own time and money to get that way.) Taxpayers aren’t going to want cops spending half a day every week in a dojo and on the range instead of on the street.

  30. hes so dumb he could be a posterboy for a prophylactic
    if the lakers were even half as good at basketball as the are at social justice warrioring theyd win every game a million to nothing
    the nba is dead to me
    so is nfl
    so is nlb
    so is nhl

  31. I’ll take:

    How to flush a “career” and billions of dollars down the drain in a year for 100, Alex.

    Idiots like him are why less and less people watch ANY sport now days. Plain and simple, if you still watch any of these sports, from NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Nascar, etc etc… you are supporting anti gun movements. Just by watching.

    Get your heads on straight and stop supporting anti freedom.

  32. LeBron James is no friend of black people . Nor is he a friend of Liberty. He likes getting Communist Chinese money too much. He along with other blacks and the white three L’s are very comfortable, with a black woman, having 5 kids from 5 different men, all on welfare.

    Bu they do support gay marriage.

  33. ” just simple combat and taking a man down instead of trying to shoot him…”

    We don’t hire cops to do that anymore. And if we did this guy would complain that cops were brutalizing suspects by ‘beating’ them.

    You know what I’ve heard from ‘smart people’? “You’re a cop, you can’t punch someone.” Not that it was unjustified but just that punching someone is not something a cop can do.

    So cops rely on their bat belts. But what happens when the taser doesn’t work? That recent case where the guy was shot getting into his car- could a better trained cop have tackled him before he got there? Maybe he had a knife. The video I’ve seen is too far away. But maybe someone who was hired with an eye towards knowing how to fight instead of including diversity and community ideals might have been able to solve that situation with the sufficient amount of violence EARLY instead of waiting until later and having only two bad options.

  34. Yeah, I’m going to get all of my societal guidance from a guy who chases an inflated animal skin for a living…

  35. IMO, they picked the wrong case to riot over. This case with Jacob Blake isn’t remotely like what happened with George Floyd or Breonna Taylor (who the left ignored until the BLM protests started).

    – Blake was know by police to carry a firearm and had threatened people in the past with one.
    – He had a warrant out for sexual assault, trespassing and disorderly conduct in connection with domestic abuse.
    – He had just overpowered multiple police officers in a physical struggle.
    – I have heard, but I don’t know if it’s been confirmed, that police attempted to use a taser and it was ineffective for whatever reason.
    – He was ignoring commands and appeared to be attempting to get something out of his car. As far as the Cops are concerned, potentially a weapon.

    He might not have deserved to get shot and they could have possibly tried tasing him again, but he was practically asking to get shot.

    • Black Lies Matter are every bit as much a bunch of grifters and sociopaths as any police union.

      BLM and police unions have the SAME purpose, just for different constituencies.

      BLM wants to give young, Black male felons impunity for their criminal acts.

      Police unions want to give corrupt, violent cops impunity for their criminal acts.

      They’re just opposite sides of the same counterfeit coin.

  36. LeBron is more than happy to talk about this issue – but if we discuss human rights abuses in Northern China (forced sterilization) or Hong Kong, we need to shut up.


    • “Mr. James,
      You are paid to play a game for our enjoyment. Remember that.

      Wasn’t there something about that in the history books? Considered bad form today?

      I presume you were typing faster than you were thinking.

  37. Oh look the guy that grabs and dribbles ballz for a living 😂😭 long live the gay Kang James


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