Monday on Twitter, LeBron echoed the thoughts of a lot of people, particularly Black people across America.
“Someone please tell me WTF is this???!!!”
LeBron James reacted to the video of the shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man (it appears in the video) shot in the back at point-blank range by a white Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer. After a summer of protests and outcries after the shooting deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, after NBA players (among other sports) were taking a knee to highlight the effort to stop police brutality, there was a sense after this shooting that nothing had changed.
Blake, fortunately, is alive and in stable condition following surgery.
LeBron James was far from the only NBA player troubled by the Jacob Blake shooting video and what it implies. George Hill expressed his frustration after the Bucks win and wondered if players should even be in the bubble.