LeBron James Shares Instagram Post Expressing Anger On George Floyd Death
May 27, 2020
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James addressed the tragic death of George Floyd. Every citizen will agree with him on this one. King James joined a great number of high-profile athletes that have expressed their outrage over Floyd’s death.
The 46-year-old died after he told police officers he could not breathe as one of them pinned him down. Someone had called the police about an attempted forgery in progress. The officers identified Floyd as a possible suspect and arrested him. According to the police, they pinned him down after he “physically resisted.”
LeBron won’t let the country forget the death of George Floyd
LeBron took to his Instagram account to share an image with one side showing the police kneeling on Floyd’s neck. On the other side we can see former San Francisco 49 quarterback Colin Kaepernick taking a knee.
The reference to the quarterback was over Kaepernick protesting police brutality and racial injustice. Kaepernick was taking a knee during the performance of the national anthem. He was doing that prior to the start of each game.
That’s not all. LeBron shared another photo of him wearing an “I can’t breathe” shirt. A lot of fans supported him with their comments.
King James isn’t the only athlete to speak out on social media. Odell Beckham Jr., Lisa Leslie and Donovan Mitchell did the same.
Hundreds of people are protesting in the streets in Minneapolis after the video came out.
The police officers may face federal charges
Officer Garrett Parten, a police spokesman, confirmed that the four officers were “separated from employment” for their involvement in Floyd’s death. Floyd’s family says they should be charged with murder.
Mayor Jacob Frey said he supports every decision the police make. He approved the firing of the officers. Frey said that it’s the right decision for the city. It was definitely the right decision for the community and the Minneapolis Police Department.
“I support your decisions, one hundred percent,” said Mayor Frey in his statement about the firing of the officers. “It is the right decision for our city. The right decision for our community, it is the right decision for the Minneapolis Police Department.”
The FBI has initiated an investigation into the incident. They will present the findings to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota. The police officers may face federal charges. The whole thing will soon be brought to a conclusion. It was a big tragedy, and the country will never forget it.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.