Since the beginning of the NBA restart, LeBron James has been very vocal about his support for the late Breonna Taylor and her family and his stance on her killers being brought to justice. Last night (Aug.18) before his first-round playoff matchup, he made his loudest statement yet, and it is sparking a lot of reactions.
LeBron James isn’t going to just “shut up and dribble,” and he is going to continue to call for the cops to who murdered Breonna Taylor while executing a “no-knock” warrant. James, along with some of his Los Angeles Lakers teammates, wore parody MAGA hats, which crossed off “great again” slogan and instead read “Make America Arrest The Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor.”
Following the game which saw James have a historic night where he became the first player to score 20+ points, dish out 15+ assists, and grab 15+ rebounds in a playoff game in a losing effort, James used his post-game press conference to keep the focus on Breonna Taylor. He also had the controversial hat on during his interview.
“You know this is something we continue to put our foot on the gas, continue to pressure the situation that’s going on in Louisville, Kentucky. An innocent woman being killed and –– by the name of Breonna Taylor. A woman who had a bright future and her life was taken away from her, and there’ve been no arrests and no justice, not only for her but for her family. And we want to continue to shed light on that situation, which was unjust. That’s what it’s about.”
James’ decision to wear the hat stirred up a series of mixed emotions. Of course, it has pissed off MAGA fans, while some are cheering Bron making a mockery of the new Klan hood, and others are not feeling the use of the infamous red hat to shed light on Breonna Taylor’s tragic situation.
Well, it did accomplish one goal though, it keeps the conversation going about Taylor’s murder, to keep it a buck, we not really here for parody MAGA hats. You can peep more reactions to LeBron James’ bold decision to wear the hat in the gallery below.
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1. Definitely was a STRONG statement.
2. Actually nah, but carry on.
They should focus on basketball not on politics... thats why there ratings are going down to much politics.... 😒😒😒— Alberto Vazquez (@Albertocrn87) August 19, 2020
3. Some folks were here for the hat.
4. Yes and please.
No more MAGA parody hats pic.twitter.com/VAxg8nUnlz— Moris🇲🇽 (@SoWellMoris) August 18, 2020
5. Oh this is how? You mean to tell us it has nothing to do with the president at all?
NBA TV ratings are in the tank, and LeBron James still can't help himself from making things political.— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) August 18, 2020
Tonight, he wore a fake MAGA hat about Breonna Taylor. No matter what you think of the situation, this is why the NBA is failing.
It's not about sports. It's about politics. pic.twitter.com/mtLcqH4EUc
Nobody:— Jeff Bae-Zo’s (@KRSWong17) August 19, 2020
J.R Smith: Is that a MAGA hat bro? pic.twitter.com/IgZXzk3QTe
8. Fair point.
I absolutely love Lebron James. He wore a modified MAGA hat— BlackWomenAreKryptoniteToGOP (@battletested5) August 19, 2020
""Make America Arrest the Cops who Killed Breonna Taylor" pic.twitter.com/6Vw6UX1I70
I love it. And I love his version of the MAGA hat.https://t.co/5jhLj4t8JR— Cliff W (@CliffW08950229) August 19, 2020